BostonJayhawk88 (John Hampton)

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City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

How many of our main North/South roadways actually traverse the entire breadth of the city?

Three to my count. Iowa, Kasold and Wakarusa. Considering that Iowa and Kasold are in the heart of the city, any talking of restricting already existing lanes sounds very off base.

I could understand if they wanted a nice bike friendly path up and down a more residential street or the like, but a major thoroughfare? The longest continuous thoroughfare in the city after 23rd St.? What are they thinking? And why are they thinking it?

The stretch of Kasold in question isn't going to promote bike commuters or people to walk. Bottlenecking this section will only lead to a glut of traffic during the rush hours, with backed up cars and exhaust choking anyone who would attempt to walk or bike at this time.

August 24, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

Where exactly are the cyclists commuting to in the limited section of Kasold that is recommended for this change?

August 24, 2015 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: 4 men now in custody following morning incident involving guns, masks

Yes and no. Conspiracy to Commit a crime is a crime in and of itself. Probable cause is there.

August 20, 2015 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: 4 men now in custody following morning incident involving guns, masks

What if it's 25 degrees out and you're going hunting?

August 20, 2015 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

So, Sue. Are you saying that the RCP is not for all to use? Is the East Lawrence Community Center only for use by East Lawrence residents?

Also, I totally agree with your statements about Kasold. I hope they do make access to the SLT off Kasold and restricting it to one lane is a very bad idea, I can't even fathom why they think this is a smart move.

August 17, 2015 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider reducing number of lanes on portion of Kasold Drive; new info on pending appointment of commissioner; report estimates Rock Chalk tourneys add $4.4 million to economy

Restricting Kasold by reducing it to one lane is a bad idea.

Bike lane construction and land reduction is currently underway in Boulder, CO. with very mixed/poor results.

BOULDER- The City of Boulder will hold off on widening bike lanes...

"It is causing terrible congestion for everybody. It makes no sense!" said Boulder resident Sylvia Hultkrans.

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local...

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-...

August 14, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Misleading lead

Fred, you comment often on the internet, specifically on this forum. As a regular consumer and user of this medium I'm a little shocked you aren't familiar with Godwin's Law.

August 13, 2015 at 9:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Stop abortion

Godwin's Law invoked in the opening sentence.

August 13, 2015 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Truckers impose traffic order

Mike should do a little more research. Zipper merging is the most efficient and safe way for traffic to deal with lane closures. As Scott mentioned, Minnesota has been working on this for a while and it works. The amount of real estate vis a vis an open lane that is available prior to a lane closure that isn't being utilized due to one continuous long queue of cars is very inefficient.

The problem arises especially in congested city settings. One good example is the collection of off and on ramps between Lackman Rd. and K-7 on K-10. When traffic backs up in this short stretch it begins to effect the side streets that feed in to K-10 and I-435.

If drivers would use zipper merging here the congestion that feeds these motorways would be many degrees less. But instead, there is this queue up mentality that gets to the point to where drivers are forcing other drivers to stop or in some cases causing near collisions. I've seen this in person. Scott is correct that the behavior spelled out in this opinion piece, on the part of the truckers is extremely dangerous.

In Germany, on the Autobahn, the "zipper rule" is the law and it works.... additionally the autobahn is one of the safest roads in the world to travel. If it can work on this roadway, I'm sure that highways in the US would find it beneficial.

"Another example is the so-called "zipper rule" that applies when lanes merge: Like teeth in a zipper, cars from the two convergent lanes take turns filing neatly into a single stack. This orderly arrangement is vastly different from our more selfish and territorial method of blocking those drivers whose lane is ending to prevent them from coming into "our" space. As you can imagine, there are fewer back-ups as a result."

http://www.motivemag.com/pub/feature/...

Zipper merging, folks. It's better and it's safer and more efficient.

July 29, 2015 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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