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Through public outreach and education city council was unanimous in their vision of a safer Isaacs Avenue that will include accommodations for bicycles. State funding agencies added $4.2 mil to the project based on merit. That is $4.2 mil City of Walla Walla taxpayers won't have to pay. Having a little more for things like pools. Good job City of Walla Walla.
I recall an airborne car on Melrose not to long ago. 50 feet in the air after crashing through a chainlink fence. What speed would that take? Walla Walla definitely needs traffic calming.
NewInWW, you must be from out of state. In Olympia, the Republicans led a historic commitment to transportation funding as well as lowering higher ed tuition.
https://www.walkscore.com/score/800-abbott-rd-walla-walla-wa-99362 tells us The best way to get to WaHi is by car. In fact this site rates Walla Walla as a car centric community.
I spent two years watching traffic on Abbott and Fern picking up my child. Horrible design. The best practical idea, in my opinion, is to make it a 4-way stop. And while you are at it, make
Fern and Tietan a 3-way stop.
Ok, my last comment may have stretched the truth. Traffic fines do not go into the road fund.
I remember back when we played football or baseball in the streets. When streets were for everybody.
If they'd just position a policeman on Alder Street and ticket motorists for unlawfully swerving around turning vehicles, the city would have enough money to fill every pothole in town. I even see parents with young kids doing that...showing them that it's fine to disobey such laws. Sad.
Well, on the big wine weekends traffic signals downtown should probably just be turned off. Removing traffic controls can actually increase safety. Applying woonerf concepts to calm traffic.
Traffic safety tools are going high tech. What is coming down the pike could be fantastic. But in the meantime, automatically switching on the walk signal would be a good start.
I am not exactly sure what you are saying, but, prioritizing car flow over pedestrians is contrary to a goal of Vision Zero.
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