Stories tagged: getting there
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Northeast City Council candidates discuss North Spokane Corridor, street planning, public transit
Northeast Spokane has seen several major transportation construction projects in the past few years, including changes to Crestline and Sprague. An even larger one looms with completion of the North …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Julie Dixon and Kenzie Coulson have been tasked with revising the city’s laws and parking system so that downtown trips don’t cause headaches. What do they see as the challenges …
Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: A high-tech hatchback cruises Spokane Valley streets, cataloging every crack and pothole
“This software will help us identify what the fix is, put a dollar cost to it and prioritize what streets to fix,” said a city engineer. “Ultimately, it helps us …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The concrete span connecting the west end of downtown with the north side has a storied history that began with a wooden structure in 1888. Cable cars, horse-drawn carriages and …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 4 a.m.
Route 4 doesn’t sound like much. It doesn’t have the historic ring of Route 66, or the descriptive and alliterative nature of the Central City Line. But Route 4 is …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
The advent of the automobile may have hollowed out downtowns, but the author of “Strong Towns” says it is possible to reclaim a city if it is willing to give …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
A slow-moving, boxy, autonomous bus may soon ply the Howard Street Promenade in Spokane’s Riverfront Park, if city officials get their way.
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
Commuters in north Spokane have seen some major roadways choked by work this summer. From A Street to Strong Road, the patchwork of pavement-mending has a made a maze for …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
It may be the most distinctive intersection in Spokane’s highway system. Now in the midst of repaving and surrounded by commercial development, the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and 395 …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
Crews tore out two concrete planters on the pedestrian-only Wall Street downtown last week, work that is making way for the Central City Line. The planters, popular spots for languorous …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Federal appellate courts ruled “chalking” tires, a method of determining whether a parker has remained at a space for too long, was unconstitutional. But Spokane ceased the practice downtown at …
Mon., July 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Country Homes was a ‘route through empty fields,’ now it’s major thoroughfare being repaired
Five weeks of construction begins today on Country Homes, a boulevard born from legislation and condemnation.
Mon., July 22, 2019
What started as an idea from a former Spokane City Council member, and turned into a war of words between the state Senate majority leader and the mayor, is inching …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Regal Street has gotten the royal treatment lately, but the road’s issues go deeper than its pavement.
Mon., July 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: China leads the way with the world’s most electric buses and high-speed rail lines; will Spokane follow?
In five years, Shenzhen, China, electrified its entire fleet of 16,000 buses. How it got there could be a lesson for Spokane and other cities that face technical, financial and …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 4 a.m.
Getting There: Spokane Valley to select design following $1.2 million federal grant for Pines Road rail project
Spokane Valley is planning to select a design for its $29 million project to separate road and rail traffic on Pines Road and Trent Avenue.
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
Getting There: What a Dutchman has to say about Spokane’s bicycle infrastructure after riding through town
From the perspective of a resident of the Netherlands, cycling around Spokane has its ups and downs.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Maple Street used to be a brick road littered with rocks that were “the grief of wheelmen and horses.” Now, it’s a street that caters to the needs of commuters …
Mon., May 27, 2019, 4 a.m.
Work begins this week on a $66 million project to transform Geiger, a sleepy two-lane road on the West Plains, into a three-lane conduit for commuters to and from the …
Mon., May 13, 2019, 4 a.m.
To show what might be possible for bicycling in Spokane, City Councilman Breean Beggs has brought Troels Andersen, a Danish cycling planner, to Spokane to help lead discussions this week …
Mon., May 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane Valley decided on the top four transportation projects it wants federal funding for on the same day President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed to pursue …
Mon., April 22, 2019, 4:07 a.m.
Retailers on Sprague say a drop in traffic has reduced sales. But a county commissioner says the connection isn’t entirely there.
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:29 a.m.
Getting There: Airway Heights officials hope roundabout on eastern edge will help recreate a downtown
Roundabout, median projects on U.S. 2 aim to restore Airway Heights’ small-town feel and its pre-highway days.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Getting There: Congestion pricing isn’t coming to Spokane, but these roads aren’t free and never were
A wake-up call is coming to Manhattan motorists in the form of “congestion pricing.” Will this be Spokane’s future someday or just a dose of needed reality about the hodgepodge …
Mon., March 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two artists-in-residence hired by the state aim to bring a creative touch to Washington’s transportation goals, such as alternatives to single-motorist commuting.
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 11:07 a.m.
Snowmelt reveals many things. The first crocus, tulips and daffodil blossoms of spring. The trash and dog poop that people left behind, thinking somehow the snow would make those left-behinds …
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
Washington state lawmakers are considering new laws and taxes to lower pollution as vehicle emissions testing ends this year.
Mon., March 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
This is the year of the Central City Line. No, you won’t see the sleek electric buses running between Browne’s Addition and Spokane Community College through downtown Spokane until 2021. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has hatched a plan to create a “safe, seamless and scenic pathway” connecting Washington state to Washington, D.C. As the group’s name suggests, it will rely on …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 6:33 a.m.
Getting There: Six big road projects that could smooth (or beautify) your commute in Spokane this year
This year, the city of Spokane will spend $15.2 million on six notable transportation projects in 2019.