To the editor:
“It is going to take more than old-fashioned pedal power to make Lawrence into a first-rate bicycle-friendly community. City Commissioner Bob Schumm suspects it will it take a bit of tax increase too,” goes the lead of a story in Wednesday’s Journal-World.
Might I remind Commissioner Schumm that it will take more than a bit of a tax increase.
How many days of the winter 2013-2014 would transport by bicycle have been comfortable? Let alone advisable or safe. How many days this summer, 2014, or any typical Lawrence summer would transportation by bicycle be enticing? Temperatures of 90 to 110 really do not make me want to get a bike and take off around town.
You want to do something for transportation in Lawrence? Get the T back to serving the citizens of Lawrence! Walking three to four blocks to a “designated” bus stop isn’t the way to do it. It’s funny (sarcasm there) how bus stops are being arranged to coincide with student pickup and dropoff points.