Archive for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Letter: Trail network

March 27, 2013


To the editor:

Over the last two decades, the City of Lawrence has built several attractive recreational paths in the community. Now it is time to link these separate paths to form an interconnected trail system, thereby multiplying their value. Also, trees need to be planted along the paths to provide shade for trail users and evergreens planted to screen eyesores. With a little more work, an outstanding trail network can be established that will be enjoyed by many generations to come.

People love walking, bicycling or jogging on recreational trails. Whether for exercise or just the sheer enjoyment of being outdoors, people of all walks of life enjoy recreational trails. The fact is people love trails and trails are good for the community.


Richard Heckler 5 years, 3 months ago


Build trails NOT Field Houses!!!!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 3 months ago

Indeed-- this should be a major component of a sensible, sustainable and realistic 21st century transportation system.

Clark Coan 5 years, 3 months ago

The problem is the special sales tax proceeds for recreation are now going to be all allocated to the new rec center!

Richard Heckler 5 years, 3 months ago

If the trails were connected it would certainly provide safer travel, weight control and/or enjoyment at the same time. Not to mention a good exercise for the heart,knees and other joints.

Keep writing Clark and just maybe the dream will come true.

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spiderd 5 years, 2 months ago

Clark, This is a great letter and exactly the sort of thing our city should be working on. However, the city commission has opted to tie up 20 years worth of recreation dollars into a giant rec center outside of town that aims to be both a local gym and a regional gym but will likely stumble over itself and fail to do either well.
I hope you're young enough to enjoy the paths we'll be enhancing in 20 years because that's where the money is going until then.

I do hear there will be a trail out by the rec center so I suppose in the meantime you could drive out there to go for a walk!

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