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Do bicycles and pedestrians have the right of way on the new Burroughs Creek Trail in east Lawrence where it crosses a road? Several times I have seen bicycles cross 15th Street without stopping, and all three times there were vehicles that had to stop abruptly.

According to David Cronin, project engineer for the city of Lawrence, there are signs that instruct pedestrians and cyclists to stop at the intersections and to then proceed crossing the road with caution.


januarygirl 6 years, 9 months ago


purplesage 6 years, 9 months ago

Folks get on their bicycles and think the world should stop for them. Been waiting for a chance to unload this one: while driving W. on 24, 70 MPH, 4 lane, divided highway, there were 2 cyclists riding, side by side, in the right hand lane. These yo-yoes REFUSED to move over so automobile traffic could pass. I have driven a car with the transmission in "limp" mode on a 70 MPH highway. It would go about 35 and the experience was terrifying. This kind of irresponsibility is an open invitation to a tragic accident. Of course, the motorist who came upon them with a 60 MPH speed differential would be blamed, but the cyclist would still be dead. Who do they think they are? Do they have no sense of danger?

windjammer 6 years, 9 months ago

Mr Cronin didn't begin to answer the question but did a great side stepping job. At 15th st. there is a bicycle and pedestrian crosswalk sign. I take that to mean automobiles have to stop for walkers or bikers in the marked crosswalk. There are also marked crosswalks at 11th and 19th. A driver must also yield at those crosswalks. It is the law and Mr. Cronin should know that or educate himself to that fact.

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