Marilyn_Hull (Marilyn Hull)


Comment history

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk scenario

The preliminary proposal outlined by staff calls for the city to pay for sidewalks that need to be repaired due to street trees.

But I do agree with your conclusion that sidewalks should be a public good.

November 11, 2016 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A closer look at options for sidewalk repair in Lawrence

Here's a look at how eleven cities across the country are handling sidewalk repair .

It is possible to have an opt-in sidewalk utility that requires property owners to keep paying even after their own sidewalks are repaired. See Englewood, CO on the website above.

October 30, 2016 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk repair

The city's proposed plan calls for it to replace sidewalks damaged due to city infrastructure. See #2 here

October 25, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk repair

"Second, the complaint-driven program appears to be working."

False. The 2015 ETC Institute Citizen Survey noted that less than half of residents are satisfied with the condition of sidewalks in their neighborhood. Only 32% are satisfied with the availability of safe routes for children to walk or bike to school.

The 2014 ETC Institute survey of Douglas County households revealed that 73% rated providing transportation alternatives to the car as important.

October 25, 2016 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to decide on Kasold Drive reconstruction design

The idea that road diets make traffic worse is a myth.

Do we really want our elected officials to base their votes on popular mythology?

To me, this is a fiscal management issue. I'm against the city commission voting to spend $1.2 million more than needed to create a safe, efficient street.

September 4, 2016 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicycles to be added to Lawrence school district's PE program

This is a very positive move that will hopefully lead to more bike riders following all rules of the road.

July 18, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What would you like to see area politicians address in their campaigns this year?

The walk-, bike- and wheel-friendly aspects of the East Ninth project are not what people object to. Nearly everyone I've heard or read about supports these changes.

July 8, 2016 at 7:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sunflower Foundation grants $110,000 for part of Lawrence Loop

Thank you, Sunflower Foundation and City of Lawrence!

Saw many bike riders, walkers and runners on other sections of the Loop this weekend. It is already well used.

June 20, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funding recommendations for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are less than requested

Zoe: Completely agree that housing is critical. Once housing is secured, people need a way to get to the grocery store, to work, to school. Affordable housing and affordable transportation need to go hand in hand.

May 23, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )