City Government

Want to report dangerous driving? City of Lawrence has a new website for that

The city of Lawrence now has a website for residents to report traffic safety concerns and to potentially get improvements made to roadways and increase traffic enforcement by police. Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard announced the creation of the website at the City Commission’s most ...

Final Four downtown activities, road closure cost City of Lawrence $75,500

It cost the City of Lawrence more than $75,000 to prepare for and oversee downtown crowds for the appearance of the University of Kansas men’s basketball team in the Final Four. Though the team did not make it to the championship game, Lawrence officials say the city would have been ready ...

Limestone storm tunnel adds extra time and cost to East Ninth Street reconstruction

The discovery of an old limestone storm sewer line as part of the reconstruction of East Ninth Street will add extra costs and time to the project. In July, the city began the project to reconstruct the road, storm sewer lines and sidewalks on a five-block segment of East Ninth Street between ...

Lawrence Arts Center hires facilitator for East Ninth Street art project

The Lawrence Arts Center has hired a facilitator to oversee the long-running project to add art to East Ninth Street, and after years of uncertainty, a final date has been set for its completion. The Arts Center announced this week that Lawrence resident Mandy Enfield has been named the ...

City and university transit recommending a new contractor to operate buses

After working with MV Transportation for the past 18 years, members of both the city of Lawrence and University of Kansas transit systems are recommending a change. They now want First Transit Inc. to be the contracted service provider for both services. The proposal will be presented at the ...

City installs new type of bike lane on portion of Massachusetts Street

A different type of bike lane that changes the rules for both cyclists and drivers has been installed on a three-block portion of Massachusetts Street. The new bike lanes are wider and more visible than existing bike lanes throughout the city. They also include signage that restricts vehicles ...

Some say panhandling is hurting downtown Lawrence businesses; city may study issue

City leaders could soon be considering whether panhandling is becoming a problem downtown and whether the city should do anything about it. At the Lawrence City Commission meeting Tuesday, Downtown Lawrence Inc. Executive Director Sally Zogry asked the city to create a stricter ordinance to ...

Lawrence City Commission approves design contract for city’s first bike boulevards

Designers will soon begin drafting plans to convert two residential streets into Lawrence’s first bike boulevards. At its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously to approve a $119,595 contract with Alta Planning + Design, with CFS Engineers as a subconsultant, for the ...

City to hold final meeting to discuss proposed changes to cemetery decoration rules

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will hold its third and final public meeting Wednesday to discuss proposed changes to decoration rules at public cemeteries. The Parks and Recreation Department oversees Oak Hill, Maple Grove and Memorial Park cemeteries. On Sept. 5, department ...