Archive for Friday, October 1, 2010

Dedication ceremony scheduled for Oct. 16 for Burroughs Creek Trail

October 1, 2010

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Lawrence’s newest park and trail soon will be officially dedicated.

The city will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 for the new Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park. The event will be at Parnell Park, 901 E. 15th St., which is adjacent to the trail.

The trail runs along a former rail corridor west of Haskell Avenue between 11th and 23rd streets. The trail was funded from proceeds of the sales tax approved by voters in November 2008 and by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

Comments

Clark Coan 4 years, 7 months ago

Now, on to extending the trail south to the Wakarusa River and north to the River Levee.

OutlawJHawk 4 years, 7 months ago

The Homeless Trail of Tears is hereby dedicated to, well, the homeless...who will use this new trafficway to make their way to their new "home" somewhere east of town...that dedication will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.

Clara Westphal 4 years, 7 months ago

This trail is why Lawrence drivers are still driving streets full of potholes. When the extra tax was approved, it was suppose to fix the streets not create a biking-hiking trail.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

This trail was a highly publicized part of that sales tax initiative. If you didn't know it at the time of the election, it's because you just weren't paying attention.

Clara Westphal 4 years, 7 months ago

This trail is why Lawrence drivers are still driving streets full of potholes. When the extra tax was approved, it was suppose to fix the streets not create a biking-hiking trail.

BlackVelvet 4 years, 7 months ago

complete with not one but two pedestrian roundabouts on 15th street!

grimpeur 4 years, 7 months ago

Lazy, wasteful, single-occupancy drivers are the reasons for the potholes. Nothing else. If you'd walk or bike that embarrassingly short distance instead of driving, or get someone else to ride with you to take up just one of the 5-8 empty seats in your oversized vehicle, we'd all get some tax relief.

Trail was already paid for, engineering, design and construction. In fact, the project was under budget. They just included language about it in the ballot measure to give cover to the fact that all of it was necessary to pay for the damage lazy drivers are doing to our streets. Nobody wants to face up to that, though, do they?

I'll bet you complain about the congestion you generate, too.

NewbieGardener 4 years, 7 months ago

If I could "like" this comment, I would. Well put.

blindrabbit 4 years, 7 months ago

Burroughs was one of the best known Lawrencians, maybe not so much here, but certainty throughout the U.S. He was controversial, had some questionable habits, but a part of the intellectual culture of the 1950's-60's.

I was a overnight patient at Lawrence Memorial Hospital the day he died. Once the "word" got out that he had died, the switchboard was swamped with calls from people throughout the U.S. making inquiries.

bigdave 4 years, 7 months ago

Questionable habits?!! What murder and hard drugs and young boys!!!!

LadyWolf 4 years, 7 months ago

The walking, etc. trail is wonderful! I have enjoyed it with my dog, my adult kiddos, my grandkids. We have met friendly, enthused people of all ages while walking. I, too, hope it will be extended on both the north and the south!

allamerican4ever 4 years, 7 months ago

ohboy another city /r.d johnson /illegal mexican job

allamerican4ever 4 years, 7 months ago

maybe the city can buy another property in east lawrence and we can have illegal mexicans camp there. or we could have then camp at Hicks Classic Concrete . he seems to speak english

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 7 months ago

" I think the sad part is that they are no longer rails."

The rail bed, and the right of way, in these "rails to trails" remains. While for many if not most of them rails will not likely return, should any route be needed in the future for railroads, it's still there.

windjammer 4 years, 7 months ago

This rail was only a spur to the then Coors warehouse and a few others. Most all of these type companies want trucks that can pick up and deliver overnight. We don't need trains traveling through our neighborhoods.

Amy Heeter 4 years, 7 months ago

I would like to see a couple apple trees planded along the trail..

bearded_gnome 4 years, 7 months ago

and take five paces, or a block's walk, off of the new trail and you're on sidewalks that haven't been repaired since Carter was president!!! Merrill talks about sidewalks but throws massive amounts of money into roundabouts, while not fixing streets or sidewalks.
he opposes all forms of driving and says that broken streets are good because they are passive traffic calming devices.
Merrill and that crowd are why the sidewalks in east lawrence are so bad!


I was a [sic] overnight patient at Lawrence Memorial Hospital the day he died. Once the "word" got out that he had died, the switchboard was swamped with calls from people throughout the U.S. making inquiries.

---dopers and wife abusers, eh?

bigdave 4 years, 7 months ago

He was in the closet alright with a big bag of heroin and a young boy!

windjammer 4 years, 7 months ago

I think the trail is the best thing to hit east Lawrence in years. It is used by many people for a variety of reasons. One thing that needs to be looked at by those in charge is the brush at the intersection of 19th street. In a car westbound you cannot see the trail untill you are right on top of it. The brush there needs cut back to make the crossing safer. One child runs out there and the driver has no chance to stop. If given permisson I will clean it myself.

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