Mochadelicious 2 days, 2 hours ago on Tenants being signed for rebirth of Walla Walla mall

I was wondering what was going on with this. Wasn't the original plan to be up and running this year?

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Mochadelicious 1 week, 6 days ago on County commissioners vote to ban pot businesses

Rayc: I honestly don't know anyone who uses tobacco or alcohol on a regular basis that is against marijuana legalization. I'm sure there may be a few, but I'd guess that the majority of that demographic is for it.

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Mochadelicious 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Remains found near Harris Park identified

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hopefully this can give them some closure after all this time.

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Mochadelicious 2 months ago on College Place planners to discuss marijuana businesses

College Place? Really? Who in their right mind would want to put a pot store in such a conservative, SDA run town?

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Mochadelicious 3 months, 1 week ago on Tourist dies after being struck in crosswalk at Palouse, Main streets

I understand that about the pedestrian. I wasn't taking about that. If you read back my original response was to Calzaretta in regards to his opinion about how most cycle injuries are the fault of the driver.

You seem to be the one hating on drivers. With attitudes like yours, it's no wonder cyclists get screamed and clipped by drivers (so I hear). You seem to think cyclists have no responsibility at all for their own safety or the safety of others. It's always the drivers fault. Just as pedestrians are expected to use sidewalks or the shoulder to walk on, the same should be upheld for cyclists to use bike lanes and shoulders and not the middle of the lane.

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Mochadelicious 3 months, 1 week ago on Tourist dies after being struck in crosswalk at Palouse, Main streets

Too fast for "conditions"? Really? 10 mph less isn't enough? Am I supposed to go 10 mph around all curves and hills now because I don't know what's on the other side? How about you cyclists speed up to the actual speed limit so vehicles don't have to worry about making you a permanent fixture to our front bumpers every time we go around a corner or up over a hill? Oh wait. You can't do that. Yet you still insist on riding unsafe roads.

Yes, we all pay for the roads but I don't think that means we should be able to use any mode of transportation on them. Buy a car or a motorcycle that can actually keep up with the speed limit and I'd be happy to share (or ride on the shoulder or a bike lane which was my original point).

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Mochadelicious 3 months, 1 week ago on Tourist dies after being struck in crosswalk at Palouse, Main streets

oldguyonabike:

I wouldn't have swerved into the oncoming lane if I actually had time to put on the brake. I would have used my break if I had seen them sooner but going around the corner at 30 mph and then being surprised by cyclists going 5-10 mph prevented that. It doesn't make sense to me to put 4000 lb. vehicles on the same roads as 20 lb. bicycles unless there is room for both (meaning bicycle lanes and wide shoulders).

With the amount of recreational cyclists on our road (and other rural roads I'm sure), an accident is bound to happen soon no matter how safe both parties think they are being.

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Mochadelicious 3 months, 1 week ago on Tourist dies after being struck in crosswalk at Palouse, Main streets

Dan:

I'm not saying I know the answer to this problem...I'm just stating that I think there is a problem. For example, today while driving home, I rounded a sharp corner going about 30 mph, which is about 10 mph under the speed limit. All of a sudden there were two cyclists in my lane and I had to swerve into the oncoming lane to avoid hitting them. Thank goodness there were no other cars in the oncoming lane at the time, but just imagine if there was.

I think if I were a recreational cyclist, for my own safety, I would stick to the roads that had a bike lane or big enough shoulders to ride on. I can tell you that the majority of cyclists on my road are there for recreation and exercise, not because their only means of transportation is a bicycle and they're trying to get from point A to point B. It doesn't seem fair that cars who are going the speed limit and operating their vehicles in a responsible manner should be held liable legally for hitting a cyclist who chooses to ride on unsafe roads. I would also hate to be the one to deal with the emotional ramifications of hitting a cyclist. So, yes, maybe there should be certain roads made off limits to cyclists. To me, it's almost as ludicrous as letting cars drive on airplane runways.

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