Neighbors petition for sidewalk fill-ins on Angeline Road

On Aug. 13, Woodbriar Village resident Angela Dickson handed the city council 93 signatures petitioning for sidewalks on Angeline Road from her neighborhood on 111th Street East to Panorama Boulevard East, directly to the north.

Residents of a neighborhood off Angeline Road are lobbying to make sidewalk construction a higher priority for the city.

On Aug. 13, Woodbriar Village resident Angela Dickson handed the city council 93 signatures petitioning for sidewalks on Angeline Road from her neighborhood on 111th Street East to Panorama Boulevard East, directly to the north.

Sidewalks are only sporadically constructed outside the residential neighborhoods of Angeline but the section in question is particularly dangerous, Dickson said, because a ditch prevents non-motorists from effectively staying out of the road.

“We, as a family, like to go bike riding,” Dickson said. “But (on a recent outing) along that stretch, we were forced into the road. I was trying to get (my daughter) to ride in the ditch, and she lost control and fell over. Another time, she almost got hit.”

Dickson — who lost her brother to a car/pedestrian collision in 2009 — said she also fears for her older daughter, a high school student with a bus stop near the section of road. Other neighbors with stroller-bound children and one with a child in a wheelchair are likewise challenged by the lack of a sidewalk, she said.

“Especially the younger people who drive, they fly down (Angeline),” Dickson said.

The issue was discussed at a homeowner’s meeting, and the participants embarked on a door-to-door signature campaign.

After the petition was turned in, and photos of the area were passed amongst council members, Mayor Neil Johnson identified Angeline sidewalk fill-ins as a project on the city’s 25-year plan, but one further down the list than others. Councilman Randy McKibbin added that sidewalks likely hadn’t been built along the roads because they had been laid by the county.

Johnson called Dickson Wednesday morning to let her know a city employee was being dispatched to inspect the section of road. Dickson said she hoped the project would be identified as a higher priority.

Between traffic from residents, Orting and Tehaleh, “Angeline is huge,” she said.

 

More in News

New utility included in Enumclaw budget; final vote set for Nov. 27

Significant progress has been made on crafting a 2018 Enumclaw budget, a document that could forever change the way the city collects and disperses certain funds. The plan now under way would see creation of a stormwater utility probably by August of the coming year.

Proposed recycling center sparks environmental fears

A proposed material processing facility outside of Enumclaw has some local conservationists worried about how it may affect the Green River and other natural environments. “The location of this, next to this natural area, just is not right. It doesn’t make sense to us at all, for a variety of reasons,” said Bernie McKinney, president of the Green River Coalition, a non-profit preservationist group.

Mobile Impaired Driving Unit hitting the streets this holiday weekend

The MIDU is a self-contained 36 foot motorhome that has been retrofitted as a mobile DUI processing center and incident command post.

Two Enumclaw volunteers honored for work at library

Two members of the Enumclaw Friends of the Library were honored during the recent Friends’ Day, an annual celebration of King County Library System volunteers.

Abigail Hill, 19, is crowned Miss Washington by the 2017 title winner, Alex Carlson-Helo. Photo courtesy Jerry and Lois Photography
Local Miss Washington prepares for national stage

That’s right — Enumclaw is competing in Miss U.S.A. Abigail Hill, the city’s newest star, was recently crowned Miss Washington , clearing the way for her to compete nationally in the spring.

Beyond the Borders now travels from Sumner to Bonney Lake

Come December, it’ll be easier for youth, seniors, people with disabilities or low-income to travel between Sumner and Bonney Lake.

Early start to Crystal ski season

The outdoor season has officially greeted those heading uphill, with snow deep enough to enjoy.

Suspect faces possible ‘third strike’ after alleged car chase, kidnapping

A suspect with a long criminal history finds himself in “third strike” jeopardy, the result of an alleged robbery in Enumclaw and ensuing car chase out of town.

Why now is a good time for a flu shot | Public Health Insider

With the holidays drawing near, many of us look forward to travel or seeing family and friends. And just as our schedules get busier, it’s also the time of year when the flu starts to circulate. We turned to Libby Page, manager of our immunizations program, to get the scoop on flu vaccine.

Election 2017: Change in Enumclaw; Buckley mayor race close

The 2017 general election is over, and although the results are still two weeks from being certified, many candidates are in the clear to take up their elected positions come winter.

Get your fill of winter activities on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier’s landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation in winter.