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Lawrence engineers recommending lane reduction for stretch of Kasold Drive

Nice concept if traffic actually stopped at traffic lights. Drivers run the red, or gun it too soon, roll around corners to the right, do not look for pedestrians before turning right, rolling over the white line, and there is not enough time for pedestrians to cross. There's too much activity through a traffic light to be safe for pedestrians. At this particular intersection, the streets are jogged. There is no straight line of sight.

September 2, 2015 at 8:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold changes

Yes, I've wondered the same thing. I've also wondered where pedestrians can cross. Do they have to walk up to the roundabout?

September 2, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

David, Do have any case studies to substantiate your position? Did Mr. Hall have any case guides to share?

September 2, 2015 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

Hey, there is wiggle room in a math class. Some people cannot follow the logic.

September 2, 2015 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

Good point. I doubt hat Mr. hall understands academic research. He doesn't have the background.

September 2, 2015 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold changes

It looks like bloggers started with an opinion. I would like to clarify that this is not a locally generated wild plan. KDOT has a website regarding these strategies. Check this out: http://www.ksdot.org/roundabouts/faqs....

What is progressive versus no growth, safe versus unsafe, needed versus not needed, improvement versus not an improvement?

Looking at the aerial view, a roundabout looks like a good way to improve a jogged intersection. I've seen that done. It works well. As a pedestrian, I can tell you that traffic lights are not safe. Drivers run lights, gun it too soon, roll around corners without stopping, do not stop behind the white line, turn left without looking for pedestrians, ... At a disjointed intersection visibility is even worse. There's a school nearby. If the intersection is safe, more pedestrians would be able to use it.

September 2, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold changes

Are you aware that front yards typically start at the water meter? The city usually has right of way at the front of yards that can be used for streets, sidewalks, utilities.

September 2, 2015 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT planning SLT changes, but funding is far off

Did KDOT present any data? How many accidents does the SLT have, where, and why?

September 2, 2015 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City delays action on fire codes for animal facilities

The commissioners receive their packets on Thursday before the Tuesday meeting. Supposedly, that gives them enough time to study materials before the meeting. Reading email is different. They get lots of emails, some of them are not timely. When we read our email (not as many), we usually respond right away.

September 2, 2015 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Where is U.S. tipping point on guns?

Lawrence, do you have some suggestions?

September 2, 2015 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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