City of Spokane

Pedestrian/Bike Bridge In The University District

What do you think it should look like? The City of Spokane wants to know what design citizens prefer for the proposed University District Pedestrian/Bike Bridge. Citizens can view three-dimensional images of the two proposed bridge options on the project blog at udbridgestudy.blogspot.com and then submit comments via the project survey at www.surveymonkey.com. Survey responses …

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CFJ to Sue City

The Center for Justice, a Spokane non-profit community law firm, announced today that it intends to sue the City of Spokane for violating the Clean Water Act — Spokane has high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in its river, posing a health risk to area residents. In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified …

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Green(er) Recycling

Recycling is green, sure. But what about all the cost — environmental and monetary — of transporting and processing the bottles we toss in the blue bin? The City of Spokane is trying a new way of recycling glass bottles locally: it’s making roads with them. Read the Spokesman-Review story to find out more.

Why are these “sharrows” in the gutter?

We posted last month about sharrows planned for Southeast Blvd. and 37th Ave. The lines have been painted on Southeast Blvd., and these sharrows look suspiciously similar to bike lanes. Here’s what our new “sharrows” on Southeast Blvd. look like: This is what sharrows actually look like: The difference? Sharrows are shared lanes, reinforcing existing …

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Do You Know About Sharrows?

As part of its new Master Bike Plan, the City of Spokane is creating “sharrows,” or shared bike and car lanes, on Southeast Boulevard and 37th Avenue. Below, you can read the City of Spokane’s explanation of the project and instructions for using sharrows.

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