Archive for Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Public input sought on Burroughs Creek trail

March 20, 2007


The city wants ideas and input on the design of a proposed trail that will go through eastern Lawrence.

Engineers will be on hand to discuss the proposed Burroughs Creek Trail from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St.

The trail is planned to run along an abandoned railroad line in the East Lawrence, Brook Creek, Barker and Woods on 19th Street neighborhoods. The trail and linear park would extend from about 11th to 23rd streets in an area west of Haskell Avenue.

The main purpose of the meeting is to learn what type of features the public would like to see developed along the trail.


Griblit 10 years, 10 months ago

I echo consumer1, and wholeheartedly assert that this will only be frequented by kids and families if it is made to be highly cleared and kept clean- the foot traffic in this area is sometimes unsavory, and the trails will certainly be attractive to less-savory types if the trails feel as though they're less public to traverse than the streets.

I know lighting may not seem the best idea from the nature standpoint, but lighting would deter behaviors I'm afraid we'll encourage should we not consider keeping the trails exposed.

I do encourage paved trails- not wide or obtrusive- because this would allow the neighbors in this area who use wheelchairs to also enjoy the space- and there are quite a few. Paved trails will also allow parents of young kids to use the space with strollers- not the best for enjoying nature alone, but fantastic to encourage use by any and all, and the more, the merrier!

If anyone can make the meeting, I can't- toss these ideas out for me!!


bearded_gnome 10 years, 10 months ago

ever ridden over gravel in a wheelchair? not nice.

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