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There seem to be very few "excellent" streets in Lawrence. Many of those that are were just redone, so give it a few...weeks :)
I am one of the people that voted that my streets are excellent, but I have to say that I live in Baldwin. There are alot of streets in Lawrence that need some attention.
I never understood the "calming" aspect of the lane narrowers. It's not as if it's difficult to not hit the things at speed. I don't know about you guys, but I don't slow down at all for those things. If you feel compelled to slow down and carefully pick your way through the opening, you either need additional driving instruction, or your spatial-relations skills may be ill-suited to the task of driving.
One of these days there is going to be a head on collision.The only way there would be a head on collision is if the drivers are going to fast or being reckless. The roundabout ends the stop, start, stop, start of a 4 way stop, thus saving gas. You must be one of those who liked to drive 40MPH down Barker, which forced the expensive islands. If you'd slow down and drive the speed limit, they wouldn't have put the islands there. If you are going between 25-30 MPH on Barker, there are no problems getting around the islands, so you must be trying to go too fast. Speed limits are not just suggestions.
I hate that stretch of Barker between 15th and 19th. "traffic calming devices are a horrible idea, especially with bus and heavy commercial vehicle traffic. It may make cars slow down a little, but we have to slow down ALOT to make sure we aren't going to run over anything. This of course makes everyone else behind larger vehicles really happy. Get rid of them! some of the roundabouts too! that's just excessive.
driving down Barker between 15th & 19th is like driving an obstacle course to avoid the potholes and cracked pavement not to mention those horrible islands especially when cars are parked near them. One of these days there is going to be a head on collision.
i would like to enter the choice 'stinks' for road conditions also. try driving down Indiana street between 4th and 8th street. these geniuses think that adding another coat of cement will cover up the trolley tracks. (the curb has mysteriously disappeared) maybe i'll buy a hummer to run over this washboard everyday and with the money i saved from not fixing the suspension on my car every month i can afford the gas to run one of those atrocities.
The streets in Lawrence are terrible, bumps, dips, pot holes ect. And a lot are on the "good side of town" I live just off 6th street, not far from the little Dillons store. There is a ridge, bump or something as you approach the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa that has made the cd in my player skip when i hit it going the posted speed. I could name a few more, but won't
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