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Comment history

Letter: Kasold savings

If I understand your point of view, then can you tell me why 31st street, which is within sight distance of the SLT, was reconstructed as it was?

From Haskell to the Farmer's turnpike, Kasold is the smoothest thoroughfare. I get that non stop traffic will shave a minute, and that is desirable. I get the emissions thing.

I do not see a million dollar savings. The initial plan said a million, yes. They said two roundabouts and now they don't, so the math is now half a million. They did not exactly design a four lane plan with a traffic signal. They just said it would cost extra. But if they can prove that the signal is safer then there is money out there for it.

I don't want to call it deception, because I have met the people working on this and they are sincere. But with the roundabout monies acquired and banked before the engineering firm was hired, can you honestly say this project wasn't colored from the beginning?

October 13, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Arterial streets

Over time, what I have come to realize is that the facilitating groups look at Kasold as if it was a neighborhood street. Why do we "neighbors" not want this? Simple. It is not a neighborhood street. As stated above, it is an artery. Yes people live along it. Yes there are collector streets off of it.

But to plan Kasold as a neighborhood street is the first step to creating an unsafe Kasold. Start with the wrong definition, and one gets the wrong result.

Do I want pedestrian and bike safety? Absolutely! Do I want that school crossing safe? You bet I do! I believe re-starting at the point of how to make an Artery safe we will see a good plan develop eventually. And I think it is worth the wait.

October 8, 2015 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Road scholars?

The City say they sent out notices to our mailbox. My next door neighbor received one-I did not.

October 7, 2015 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Road scholars?

No one who lives on Kasold considers it a "neighborhood street". And therein lies the rub. Don't plan Kasold if you don't understand Kasold.

October 7, 2015 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Firefighters respond to smoke at Ladybird Diner; towels in basement dryer were cause

Hang in there Mama Meg. L-Town loves you!

October 4, 2015 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence officials hear concerns over Kasold Drive reconstruction; project faces slight delay

You can search the JW for past articles. That might be better than asking someone here. We all have our opinions.

October 1, 2015 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Useless plan

Thank you Marcia for again bringing up the bus route. I believe that a bus running North/ South on Kasold would offer a solution to many of the lengthy route issues. From Peterson to 31st, according to my T map, a route on Kasold would connect with the 3,6,7,9,10,11, 29, and 30. Really a surprising oversight IMHO

September 30, 2015 at 11:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Plan makes no sense

SINCE Kasold has been built/reconstructed over the years for heavy and increasing traffic and since the engineering plan proposed by this out sourced company neglected this piece of information, AND SINCE this same company failed to see a driveway in their aerial plans NOR project future traffic increase because they did not create a plan for trucks on an established truck artery (those projections are opposed to all other previous projections BTW), AND SINCE this company believes that eight blocks restructured to accommodate minority traffic patterns vs majority traffic patterns, in the smack dab middle of close to 35 well designed and well built blocks that do accommodate the traffic patterns quite well and have done so for over 20 years:: Well..., pardon me for not supporting this project in it's entirety (yes I reject both plans!) even if I do see the good in riding a bicycle. Back to the drawing board you go, Gentlemen!!

September 27, 2015 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Plan makes no sense

The project design for Kasold will NOT decrease land covered by cement even with the "road diet". So the question I ask my self is-what is the best use of concrete? And then I make my decision.

September 27, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Italian deli and market coming to west Lawrence; informal survey finds neighbors dislike proposed Kasold changes

Chad, I bought the LPD records for number of accidents at each intersection. Less than one every six months at 8th and one every three months at Harvard.(averages) I agree with above writers, commissioned planners did NOT plan for future traffic correctly, no matter how you look at the future. And the turn lane , we were told at the resident meeting in May, is to be turn cut outs not a full lane, due to the street lights in the median..

September 17, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )