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Homeowners concerned about Indian Trail traffic congestion

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Some homeowners in Spokane’s Indian Trail neighborhood are a part of another meeting with developers about two planned apartment projects.

One is planned for Indian Trail and Strong, and the other at Indian Trail and Barnes.

Some neighbors are not happy with the plans. They say they moved to Indian Trail neighborhood because it’s for families and wasn’t congested. But they’re worried the new development will cause a lot of traffic issues.

Donald Gibson tries to bike to work as much as he can.

“The Indian Trail stretch is a gauntlet. Until I can get off onto the residential streets, pretty much taking my life into my hands on that route,” he says.

Now partly because of this proposal and the expected increase in congestion, he’s moving. He wants to be closer to work so he can bike there.

But the additional traffic isn't the only concern. Woodridge Elementary is nearby.

“I see them biking to school and they do have to cross Indian Trail at least once to get to their school,” Gibson says.

James Smith has a kindergartner there.

“I’m worried about the classrooms becoming overcrowded. I’m worried about the teachers not being able to take the time to work with the kids as they need to,” he says.

They hope developers and the city can reevaluate.

The developers paid for a traffic study and they're presenting the results at a meeting at Indian Trail Church at 7 pm.

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