FENCE BLOCKS VIEW
I was shocked to find, on my way to work in Monroe, that a fence has been installed that makes it very dangerous to enter Woodinville-Duvall Road from 160th Ave. NE. The black fence slats blended together into a solid wall right when I was next to make the turn onto the busy road. I know there will be a light there sometime in November but that won’t help now during rush hour traffic and will still make it dicey to turn right on a red light, in the future.
I, like so many, have a compact car. In the early morning there is no way I can see if cars going east are hidden behind this obstruction. And the fence is not completely installed yet, as it will wrap around the corner. Only trucks and buses appear above the fence and then their turn signals are obscured. When the bike lane is installed, I fear for the bicycle rider who doesn’t realize he can’t be seen.
This is a hazardous situation that must be corrected, especially when the speed limit is raised back to 35 m.p.h. and drivers go 40 - 45 m.p.h. trying to get through the light. Until something is done, I’ll be adding to my commute by going down into Woodinville and back up the hill to head north.
Traffic conditions in Woodinville: Have you noticed how bad traffic is around Woodinville, especially in the last couple of years? It seems things have gone from bad to worse! The light at the corner of 132nd Avenue and NE 180th Street is a mess! It seems out of sync, barely allowing one or two cars coming from NE 180th Street to make a left onto 132nd Avenue. Also, there is a red right turn arrow signal that confuses drivers, especially the ones that don’t live in the area, causing more and more delays.
As school is just around the corner, I don’t see this situation getting any better. One of the big problems I see is lack of sync with the stop lights in the area. If I recall properly, we lost power in Woodinville some time ago and it seems that the lights have been out of sync ever since.
I believe this situation needs to be brought up for discussion with the planning commission/transportation department here at City Hall to find a solution to it.
WHS HONORS MILITARY
Do you know a former Woodinville High School student serving in the military? Woodinville High School Football needs your help! We are looking for the names of former Woodinville High School students who have served, or are serving, in the military.
We would like to recognize these former Falcons at Military Appreciation Night, during our home opener against Redmond High School on Sept. 19. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Pop Keeney Stadium. Come early for pregame activities. We’ll have fun activities, military vehicles and personnel, and a great pre-game show performed by the Falcon band, in honor of our military. Vets get in free as the Falcons Gridiron is proud to sponsor their tickets for the night.
It’s 2014, and the Internet is alive and well. Folks these days use it for shopping, social outlets, news and more. Print media, whether it be magazines or newspapers, such as the Seattle Times, have been steadily declining in circulation. And thus the Woodinville Weekly has thinned as it has adjusted to the current times. Do we really need a local newspaper? That reports local events? Supported by local advertisers and distributed via mail free to all local residents? I say YES!
The Woodinville Weekly is a local icon and part of the Woodinville culture. Carol Edwards, past publisher, was a huge part of this community and cared deeply about it. Having been a small business owner in Woodinville for years, I totally support and encourage all to use this local resource to advertise and learn more about the city in which you live. I ask ALL businesses in Woodinville to consider the Woodinville Weekly as an advertising media and to support our local newspaper.