Rose picked as worst in Walla Walla street survey

The street topped the list of lousy streets in a recent survey, with Alder, Howard and Isaacs also gaining numerous mentions.

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WALLA WALLA -- According to a recent survey of 425 city residents, Rose Street did not come up smelling like its namesake when it came to driving.

The Walla Walla Citizens Survey Report, which was commissioned this spring by City Council to rate city services and road funding options, also asked citizens to list the three worst roads in town.

Rose Street led the way, with 125 participants ranking it as in most need of repair.

The following is a ranking by participants of the worst 25 streets in Walla Walla, along with the number of times that street was named in the survey:

  • Rose Street, 120
  • Alder Street, 85
  • Howard Street, 78
  • Isaacs Avenue, 70
  • Ninth Avenue, 41
  • Poplar Street, 39
  • Tietan Street, 38
  • Wilbur Avenue, 38
  • Bryant Avenue, 36
  • Chestnut Street, 33
  • Plaza Way, 28
  • Third Avenue, 24
  • Whitman Street, 22
  • Clinton Street, 21
  • Park Street, 17
  • Melrose Street, 14
  • Main Street, 14
  • Highland Road, 14
  • Blue Street, 13
  • Boyer Avenue, 13
  • 13th Avenue, 11
  • Second Avenue, 9
  • Palouse Street, 6
  • School Avenue, 5
  • Chase Avenue, 5

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