From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 18, 1987:
A recent collision between a bicycle and a car had led local law enforcement officials to dig out a rarely-used state law. Police had issued the bicyclist a ticket after his bike and a car had collided on Clinton Parkway at Hawthorne Drive. The rider had been cited for riding on the roadway when an established city bike route was readily available. State law said that whenever a bike path, in this case the one running along both sides of Clinton Parkway from Iowa Street to Clinton Lake, was available, cyclists must use the path instead of the roadway. Some local bicycle-riders objected to this, saying that the parkway bike path was often littered with glass, holes, and other hazards. Frequent winding curbs at each intersection as well as interaction with joggers and dog-walkers turned the pathway into an obstacle course, said Rick Stein, owner of Rick's Bike Shop, 1033 Vermont. Stein, who said he always used the road in preference to that particular bike path, also said that the law created a double standard by defining bicycles as vehicles yet not giving them the same rights as automobiles.