What do you think of the city's plan to overhaul Rose Street to reconfigure the current four-lanes into three lanes with two bike paths between the cross streets of 10th and Wildwood avenues?

The changes will be a nice addition to Walla Walla. 18 votes


It should have remained four lanes. 45 votes


Don't care either way, just glad it will be repaved. 2 votes


65 total votes


RuralBoy says...

Or they could fund their Public Library and Park Aviary... or the schools for that matter.

Posted 29 March 2013, 6:09 p.m. Suggest removal

Ortega says...

Really happy they're moving forward to fix this street, but so disgusted that the City Council voted on this without consulting the majority of the tax payers. A poll on this prior to their vote would have been nice!

Posted 30 March 2013, 1:17 a.m. Suggest removal

punchnrun says...

Sad that bike lane is incompatible with 4 lane design. I doubt that squeezing traffic to insert bike lane (and allow parking, from what I have learned elsewhere) will make biking any safer there. More likely a place to be avoided, like Main Street.

Posted 1 April 2013, 9:34 a.m. Suggest removal

sohcammer says...

This plan has the smell of an agenda that created studies to match the agenda. It's the LARGEST industrial artery in the city with Port of Walla Walla, Americold, Coca-Cola Bottling, Key Technologies, Koncrete industries, Valley Transit all positioned on this street. Bad idea to constrict motor vehicle traffic largely consisting of heavy equipment(cement trucks, Semi-Truck/Trailers, city buses so that they can put in a couple bike lanes. Ironic how immediately after the vote to approve this plan, a private publication conveniently released an issue completely dedicated to informing us all of the rights of cyclists on public roadways making sure it was distributed with the Sunday paper. I'm not against cyclists, but I am against ill-conceived plans that involve the expenditure of public funds.

Posted 1 April 2013, 5:07 p.m. Suggest removal

Ortega says...

I can't imagine riding a bike in Rose Street's heavy traffic....bike lane or not. I've been down that street with my kids and we stuck to the large side walks. We were able to navigate our whole way down Rose via the sidewalks because there are ramps at each street. I'm not sure what their agenda is but I hope they rethink this.

Posted 4 April 2013, 1:40 a.m. Suggest removal

sohcammer says...

If you are opposed to reducing Rose to 2 lanes, then contact Jim Barrow, Chris Plucker and Barbara Clark of City Council to have them vote to reconsider this plan. These City Council members voted in favor of the plan according to the Union Bulletin front page story March 28. These are the individuals that, as constituents, we need to talk to. They were majority voters and are the ONLY ones who can vote for reconsideration. I have personally talked to a majority of major businesses on Rose that are opposed and we are actively working to keep Rose street a 4 lane route. Please help us by contacting City Council and voicing your opposition. Don't sit on your hands. The majority of people want it 4 lanes. City Council should be listening to the majority in addition to the businesses and individuals that are directly affected.

Posted 4 April 2013, 11:23 a.m. Suggest removal

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