Blue Mountain Region Trails
Senderos de la región de las Montañas Azules
We are collecting feedback on - existing and planned - bike routes and bike lanes. Estamos juntando los comentarios de las rutas y los carriles para bicicletas - existentes y planeadas.
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3 months ago

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Mill Creek Rd
Some parts of the road are narrow and biking is not always the safest sharing the road with drivers. It would be nice if the road was widened and paved after the Oregon / Washington border. I love biking past camp Kawanas but hate all the dust.
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Middle Waitsburg Rd
This road is very popular among motorcyclists. Although the interest in safety is well founded, please consider the reasons motorcyclists prefer this road over US-12
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Lower Waitsburg Rd / Hart Rd
This road is fairly popular among motorcyclists. Compared with other roads in the region, this road has some of the best "twisties". Please don't compromize the needs of motorcyclists to serve bicyclists. Let's share this road.
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Along various roadways
Mixing 18-wheelers and bicycles where the 18-wheelers make a sharp right turn. That doesn't seem safe. Too bad there's no other cost-effective option.
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This is a 0-way-stop intersection. Once when I was on Boyer, I almost got hit by a car on Francis. Who has right-of-way? Who would be liable if a collision had occurred? Also, consider how often children use this intersection, given how close it is to the elementary school and the upgraded street crossing going to the Mill Creek trail.
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Highway 124
I see riders along this area. Would a trail offer protection from inattentive drivers?
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Traffic Signal and east side of intersection need to be improved so it is conducive for bicycle traffic. College Place did a good job accommodating bikes on Rose. Walla did not.
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Larch from C to Whitman is conducive for bicycle traffic and should be a bike route to link Rose to Whitman via Lambert.
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Eventually city of College Place and Walla Walla should work together to have multiuse path on south side of Villages at Garrison Creek and then cross Myra into Fort WW. The path to the south of Villages exist but it is in HOA ownership.
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12th Street is an excellent bike route in College Place. Dalles Military Rd needs to be treated as a bike route to connect College Place to Plaza Way Shopping Area.
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Bike improvements needed at SR 125/Meadowbrook/Tamaurson intersection. Lanes evaporate to nothing on south side of light. Need bike refuge green box of some sort.
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12th Street needs bike lanes marked between Myra and Larch. Sharrows between Larch and College.
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Rose Street feels safer for bikes than Poplar between Myra and 2nd. However, Rose needs to be road dieted to three lanes (one lane travel in each direction, center turn lane, and bikes lanes). Completely stupid that this has not been done already.
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Homestead Ave should be treated as bike route through Homestead development.
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Multiuse path gap needs to be connected on south side of Whitman around Evans.
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If this path is going to continue as a path it needs to be cleaned up. Goat heads galore.
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Stop lights along College Avenue need to be programmed to recognize bicycle traffic.
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Why not include Gose between Wallula and Heritage Rd as a bike route. Not much traffic and it feels safe for bikes.
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Wallula between Evans and Rose should be considered a bike route. Traffic is minimal and it is safe for bikes.
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Last Chance has a lot of bike traffic between Frog Hollow, Whitman, and Old 12. It needs to be improved to safely accomodate this traffic.
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Whitman/Larch intersection is dangerous with two way stop. This needs to be improved to allow for safe bike traffic.
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Larch & 12th intersection needs to be improved. Two way stop is not working and it is quite dangerous.
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2nd between Rose and Chesnut is very important for bikes. It serves as a connecting bike route to other routes that accomodate bikes such as Poplar and Chesnut.
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Whether we want to admit it or not Boyer between Palouse and Division functions as a bike route. Plenty of bikes use it. However, it is quite narrow. Needs sharrows.
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The worst traffic and most dangerous two blocks in Waitsburg for cyclists is through the dog-leg from highway 12 to highway 124. If I was routing cyclist through town from Bolles Road to Highway 12....I would send them over the new bridge and turn left.....that little road runs past the park, is shady and has picnic tables and a public bathroom. Much safer to cross Preston Avenue at the stop sign, too.
3 months ago

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This incline, The Middle Road Hill, is not for the faint of heart! Gorgeous view from the top, but not for beginner cyclists. :) The Middle Waitsburg Road is a beautiful ride.
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There is a public restroom and picnic tables in Preston Park. Coppei Ave is safer than Main St & Preston Ave.
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Division Street from Chestnut to Alder is already wide enough for a bike lane, all it needs are lines.
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Cemetery-Spofford Loop
Riding the gravel roads outside of Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater to the east towards the mountains. It would be nice to have some designated parking areas out there so that I know I'm not in some Farmer's way when I park out by the gravel roads thanks
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Langdon Rd / Cottonwood Rd
I'm really surprised not to see more comments concerning Cottonwood Road and the adjacent roads to the South. I see people out there all the time and riding along the narrow shoulder on Cottonwood Road. I love riding out there but a wider shoulder would be nice in some areas thank you
2 months 4 weeks ago

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All of Eastside Road is a safety hazard for bikes and vehicles. There is virtually no "gutter" for anyone to move over and there are lots of large trucks and other vehicles on this road as well.
2 months 4 weeks ago

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Bike paths along Mojonnier Rd would be very welcome. As it is now the stretch is too dangerous for bikers. But what would be even more welcome would be bike/foot path along the old railroad bed running from College Place to Milton Freewater - separating bike traffic from motorized traffic completely.
2 months 4 weeks ago

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Mill Creek Rd
Popular bike route needs continuous shoulder. Drivers drive fast on the curvy road.
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Foster Rd
Some shoulder exists on this road but shoulder needed from Cottonwood to Rusell Creek Road
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Russell Creek Rd
Some shoulder on this road but shoulder needed from 5-mile road to School Road.
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Reser Rd
Some shoulder on this road but should be continous from School to Foster Road. ALSO Cottonwood road south this road should also have continuous shoulder.
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Depping Rd
Depping Road speed limit is 35 mph, however frequently we see speeders well in excess of that. We've tried working with county sheriff but they do not seem concerned about the dangers of this excessive speed. We daily see joggers, bycyclists, dog walkers and are concerned about their safety.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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The route has great views of the western part of the valley. Farm land, wind mills and vineyards are the attraction.
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Many of the non-street bike paths are in very helpful locations and do NOT get used because of debris issues; in goathead season, for example, I won't even ride on many bike paths. If this project is serious, some sort of path sweeper needs to be contemplated.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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Mill Creek Rd
great idea to widen, will make this wonderful ride much safer
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Lower Waitsburg Rd / Hart Rd
this is such a nice ride and having it widened would be wonderful
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Walla Walla River Rd
signage would be great along this route
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Lower Waitsburg Rd / Hart Rd
I am aware that this is a popular biking route, however, this road is narrow, winding, hilly and gravel so it is very unsafe for bicycling and vehicles at the same time. If this route is selected it must be widened and where possible separate vehicles from bicycles.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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You may wish to add the portion of McDonald Rd and Detour Rd where they cross the river because of the public river access areas and natural areas along the river. This may be a destination for some bicyclists.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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This bike route should also go south on Spofford, to connect with the WW river road.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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Is there no way to link Bennington Lake area with Russel Creek Road? Along the Russel Creek Canal could there be a multi Use path for canal maintenance and also for bikes and walking?
2 months 3 weeks ago

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Abandoned railroad from Waitsburg to Walla Walla follows above Hwy 12. If it is recoverable, it would move non motorized traffic off busy Hwy. See maps at Dayton Depot.
2 months 3 weeks ago

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Are these public or private roads? Some have locked gates. Are bikers and hikers allowed to travel these routes, i.e. over the mountains from Bluewood Ski area?
Jon
2 months 2 weeks ago

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Establish a rails-with-trails rout on the railroad R.O.W. between Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla. This provides a direct route between communities and gives access to many wineries and vineyards along the way. Over 8 miles of (vehicle free) trail could be created along the side of the existing railroad bed, providing a safer environment for users and reducing the need to widen shoulders on county roads. The route could also be a catalyst for economic opportunities by creating “opportunity zones” where cottage industry could develop. Working with the railroad operator to reduce legal risk and conflicts of use would be necessary but there are existing examples of successful RWT systems to resources (see https://www.railstotrails.org/resource-library/resources/americas-rails-with-trails/).

https://www.railstotrails.org/resource-library/resources/americas-rails-with-trails/
2 months 2 weeks ago

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I have no comments other than those are narrow roads with a pretty fair amount of traffic so I always worry about encouraging cyclist to ride them (which you could say about many bike routes). They are also roads that will be chip sealed in the future, but again that is the case most everywhere.
2 months 2 weeks ago

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Will need to work with District Office in Pendleton to determine if potential bike crossing warning signs may be warranted.
2 months 2 weeks ago

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Will need to work with District Office to determine if bike crossing warning signs may be warranted.
2 months 2 weeks ago

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Paved shoulder between Sykes and County 643 Rd may need to be widened to 4ft to accommodate bikes.
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