poolside (Janis Pool)


Comment history

Letter: Roundabouts

The Wakarusa roundabout lane size was built according to the Federal Guidelines. According to those guidelines, fire trucks are expected to take both lanes, entering from the inside lane and exiting into the inside lane, but straddling the line within the roundabout..

I have witnessed an exit into an outside lane thereby changing lanes within the roundabout.
It was necessary due to their ultimate destination. And that will increase when Pioneer Ridge independent living in fully operational, though I wish no ill on those residents when I say this.

In general those lanes will be empty for a fire trucks. But, those same federal guidelines also state that cars are allowed to come to a complete stop WITHIN a two lane roundabout when a fire truck is passing through and has its emergency lights and sirens in use.

I have heard second hand that Mr. Nugent "signed off "on roundabouts because the fire trucks and buses are the same length. Therefore, given the fact that fire trucks will take both lanes, buses will do the same.

November 14, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT plans to keep K-10, Clinton Parkway access open but would build new interchange

I hope they keep Farmer's Turnpike open. If it closes, those trucks will come down 6th street to Kasold and turn north in order to get to Lakeview Business Park. If you want a true "By-Pass" Farmer's Turnpike should remain open as a part of that plan.

October 30, 2015 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

East Ninth Project committee discusses truck route, possible 'recreational path'

I applaud not moving the truck route. And I hear some thoughtful ideas here that I truly appreciate. I do wish we would cement less of everything we seem to plan these days. Having to plan for green space in order to "feel" organic, seems to miss the very definition of the word. But to open up the trail to downtown and keep the truck route sounds good.

October 29, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board to review changes to school traffic and crosswalks

School Board and City Commission both would like to hear your concerns. You are absolutely right. There is a stop sign on Wakarusa but it gets less traffic as most students live east of the high school and there is not enough control of traffic at Folks and Overland.

October 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold safety

sorry it took me so long. I hope you see this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyJt5...

If this were Harvard and Kasold you would have to add one more street into the roundabout and 20 more vehicles into this video, with at least one of them being a Semi. There is a similar video that followed when I watched this that had a bus in the same roundabout. Since Kasold is a direct route from the bus barn to Bob Billings we have bus traffic even though we don't have the luxury of a route to serve us.

I can only speak for me. But when I watch this video, I can't breathe.

October 15, 2015 at 6:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kobach misleading

With all due respect to the Journal World they cannot say that. Thank for writing.

October 15, 2015 at 6:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold safety

Dave Cronin said in the last meeting that the roundabouts are deliberately built high in order to reduce the distraction of oncoming traffic.

October 14, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold safety

The other million is already slated for sidewalks north of Kasold.

October 14, 2015 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Kasold safety

I just watched a roundabout video with an active crosswalk close to a school. The traffic Stopped. And Waited. Not for groups of children to cross at one time but for every child to individually decide to cross. That 4 minute video had a lower number of cars(60) than the projected (80) for Harvard and Kasold. They were three cars thick within the roundabout at a dead stop. and three cars thick waiting to enter the roundabout. But drivers could see over the low design. So excuse me for not seeing the emissions problem resolved. Attempted yes, resolved, no. As to your comment about flashing beacons, the City has stated that only one traffic calming device per intersection is the plan. For example, should the decision be to put a pedestrian flashing beacon at 8th, there will be no stop signs to control the oncoming traffic for the south bound left turners onto 8th.

October 14, 2015 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


My deepest condolences to the families and friends of these firefighters. The lives they saved will never forget their sacrifice. And neither should we.

October 13, 2015 at 8:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )