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‘Walk’ sign would display for pedestrians without having to push button under proposed Spokane pedestrian safety rules

The city’s reliance on automobiles leads to the inevitable interaction between motorists and pedestrians. In 2018, there were 162 collisions between pedestrians and cars in Spokane, four of which were fatal, according to numbers from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Since 2013, 21 people have been killed after being struck by a car in Spokane.

Spring will bring more street work to Valley

Commercial growth along Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley is forcing three street projects this spring and summer that will result in detours and delays starting as early as April. “We expect congestion,” said Craig Aldworth, senior engineer and project manager for the city of Spokane Valley.

Red light cameras yet to signal safety

Intersections where Spokane installed red light cameras in 2008 in the name of safety saw an increase in crashes and injuries in the first year of the controversial program. There were 38 collisions at the three intersections the year after the city began fining violators caught on tape. That’s up from 32 the previous year, according to police collision reports provided to The Spokesman-Review.