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What Makes For A Great City? Definitely NOT Plenty of Cheap Parking

There's simply not a travel destination in the world where the most memorable feature is plenty of free parking.  A vast expanse of pavement is usually not where you want to be, rather it's an unfortunate and forgettable layover separating you from your real destination.  Indeed, increasingly, the lack of parking or very expensive parking [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:52:31-08:00September 13th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments

Wheelchairs on Tubbs Hill

More about all of this soon enough, but yesterday afternoon we were pleased to take part in a unique event. KEA has been invited to participate in a City of Coeur d'Alene committee reviewing accessibility and other issues on Tubbs Hill. Yesterday, the committee got a first hand experience with accessibility concerns on [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:05-08:00July 12th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|9 Comments

Tubbs Hill is Different

We’ve written a few times about Tubbs Hill and its intersection with the McEuen Park debate. As the concept proposal for McEuen goes to the City Council next week, the issue of Tubbs Hill is likely to be squarely at the forefront of the Council’s consideration. We’ve spent some time this past week, working with [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:06-08:00May 18th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|4 Comments

Tubbs Hill Foundation Issues New Letter on McEuen Park Trail Plans

We were recently cc’ed on a copy of a new letter from the Tubbs Hill Foundation to Mayor Bloem and the Coeur d'Alene City Council regarding the ongoing McEuen Park  discussion. In the April 28 letter signed by Foundation President Peter Luttropp, the Foundation reiterates and clarifies its position on the Tubbs Hill impacts of [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:06-08:00April 28th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments

The Costs of McEuen Parking

The estimated costs for McEuen Park were released this morning and, not surprisingly, a huge hunk of the costs for the park are in the parking facility. We still think this is both unfortunate and unnecessary. The total McEuen project costs, according to the released estimates (pdf), range from $23.8 million to $28.0 million. Although [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:27:07-08:00April 14th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|2 Comments

Tubbs Hill Accessibility

We were disappointed to see the Coeur d'Alene press editorial today, pitting well-meaning citizens against each other unnecessarily over accessibility to Tubbs Hill. The CDA Press promotes a false choice between accessibility and protecting the natural setting -- both values important to our community, but not necessarily competing. As we wrote previously, we believe the [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:48:56-08:00March 13th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|4 Comments

McEuen Park and Parking

We are in the process of developing our detailed comments to Team McEuen regarding the proposals for McEuen Park. Over the next few days, we’ll roll out some of our thoughts and concerns relating to the proposal here on the blog. Today: Parking. Team McEuen’s approach to parking is quite literal in its adherence to [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:47:50-08:00February 8th, 2011|Kootenai Environmental Alliance|2 Comments