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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Getting There: High Drive speed limit dropped to 20 mph

The Spokane City Council agreed to a plan to reduce traffic speeds near certain parks and park properties in town. That decision has caused some South Hill residents to question the inclusion of High Drive.

Getting There: Spokane moves up national bike rankings as city preps amendments to plan

The PeopleforBikes ranking of cities' bicycle systems placed Spokane at 37th, noting the city had some ground to make up to ensure riders in all areas of the city had equal access to transit options. That's the goal of the city's amendments to its Master Bike Plan, which are currently open for comments and should come before the Spokane City Council by the end of the summer. 

Getting There: Hamilton corridor to get long-awaited but disruptive update

For at least the past 20 years, residents have been asking the city of Spokane to establish dedicated left-turn signals on the bustling Hamilton Street corridor just east of downtown. By the end of this year, that dream will become a reality, with work beginning this week at two intersections. 

Getting There: As gas tax revenue drops, Washington Department of Transportation could face 40% funding decline, delay projects

A recent drop in driving is a sign that people were largely heeding Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders. But when people drive less, they buy less gas. And when people buy less gas, they pay less in gas taxes. And when people spend less in gas taxes, the coffers of the state Department of Transportation – not to mention those of local governments and the state Legislature – start running on empty.

Getting There: Work begins on long-awaited bus rapid transit City Line

Bus rapid transit in Spokane is no longer just a glimmer in the Spokane Transit Authority’s eye nor an idea pushed around on paper. As of Friday, it was a small crew at the intersection of Cincinnati Street and Sharp Avenue, just north of the Gonzaga campus, with shovels in the dirt, working in the real world to pave the way for the City Line.