Here’s a fitting story for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Spokane’s City Council last week approved a $3.7 million construction contract with Spokane Rock Products to tear down old warehouses in the way of a new street that will be named after the civil rights leader.

The project will also include a small park that’s meant to serve as a gateway into WSU-Spokane on the southeast corner of the new street and Division.

This story includes a quote to the effect that having a street named after King shows that Spokane is becoming more progressive. I don’t know about overall, but do you think Spokane is getting with the times when it comes to transportation? Bike lanes are going in, right of way was left in the middle of the North Spokane Corridor to possibly put a light rail line and Hillyard is trying to get Neighborhood Electric Vehicles legalized for use on the street. What’s your thoughts?

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