Letter to the editor: Cul-de-sac speeds
To the editor:
I moved to Lawrence Aug. 15, 2019. I moved myself from Chicago, driving a 28-foot truck with four loads of furniture, as well as equipment and work supplies. Once away from the Chicago suburbs there’s almost no traffic until you get close to Kansas City, and there isn’t much traffic there. Overall, it was an easy drive and move.
A friend asked me the other day what I liked and didn’t like about Lawrence. The likes are easy: the people, the casualness of those people and the overall relaxed atmosphere everywhere. I very much appreciate the lifestyle and beautiful countryside. As for dislikes, easy: way too many speeders on Sixth Street (and many other streets), and so many drivers run stop signs and red lights. It’s scary!
One last thing that’s a combination of likes and dislikes: I very much like living on a cul-de-sac. It’s mostly seniors on my street, as well as several younger families with children. There are also a number of pets. Most of the time it’s peaceful, except when speeding teenagers visit their friends, often driving 30 to 40 mph.
I do believe the city should limit the speed on cul-de-sacs to 15 mph. Dropping from 30 to 25 mph on many streets, as they city is about to do, is still too high on cul-de-sacs.