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Adding diagonal parking on Alder for $30,000 seems like the better plan. Public owned parking structures do not have a good history.
Today, I was run off the road on Mill Creek Rd. I get home and I read this. Make our roads safer people. Today was too beautiful in Walla Walla for a man that I vision walking to church to be run over and die. Very sad.
Well written comment. I do have one bit of added information. The concept of bringing the 3-lane configuration to the Rose St. project was known to the bicycle community before it was presented to council in March. The 3-lanes were to reduce wrecks by 30-60%, not to bring bike lanes to this corridor. This was and is a safety issue for motorists. That being said, the bicycle community was eager to see new bike lanes and stood up and spoke after it was apparent council was not going to consider their needs. Now, it's time to vote.
"Don't turn this into a big thing" Mr. Plucker? The largest asset that the city manages are our roads. We spent $175,000 on how to design a road that will be healthier, safer and better for Walla Walla. But you went a different direction.
Barden v. City of Sacramento - Sidewalks must be accessible under the ADA
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in the case Barden v. City of Sacramento in 2001 that sidewalks installed and maintained by local governments must be accessible to persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (The Ninth Circuit serves the state of Washington.) Under the decision, the city of Sacramento, California was advised that not only must it provide curb ramps at intersections on newly-constructed or remodeled roadways and walkways, it must have a program which will assure the accessibility of all its sidewalks between curb ramps. The ruling means that governments will be obligated to remove barriers from their sidewalks, such as benches, wires, cracks, breaks, and sign posts, if their presence poses a barrier to the accessibility of the sidewalk to, for example, persons using wheelchairs or those with sight impairments. The decision is based upon the court's holding that the operation of sidewalks is a municipal "service, program, or activity" under the ADA and that maintaining a public sidewalk is a "normal function of a governmental entity." The city appealed the decision to the United States Supreme Court which in June 2003 rejected the appeal without comment.
I'm good. Lost 20 pounds and have explored our glorious valley.
And Mr. Cummins, the City should be aggressively designing streets to reduce future liability to the City for properties they manage. Be responsible and put the 3-lanes back on Rose St.
Orchard Street was a Safe Routes to Schools improvement. If you would like more streets like this tell your representatives at the upcoming listening sessions to include SRTS funding in any transportation package.
Perhaps the Port of Walla Walla has some appropriate land.
We are getting better roads, not great. The 4-laning of Rose Street is very disappointing. Despite polling that indicates bike lanes are preferred on this corridor, City Council refuses to reconsider their May 8th action.
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