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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 )

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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 )

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?
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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 )