Archive for Thursday, February 6, 2003

K-10 bike trail studied

February 6, 2003

Bicyclists and drivers weary of accommodating each other on Douglas County 442 can rejoice in the K-10 Association Inc.'s interest in a bike trail connecting Lawrence to Olathe and Lenexa.

The association voted in support of the Mid-America Regional Council's plan to perform a bike trail study. According to a memo from the K-10 Association's Executive Director Rich Caplan, a bike trail connecting Douglas County to Johnson County's suburbs has been one of the association's goals. In addition, Caplan said the study came at an ideal time because Eudora and De Soto were updating their comprehensive plans.

"We have to assume they're going to come through or by Eudora," said City Administrator Mike Yanez.

The Eudora City Council showed support for the study at its Jan. 27 meeting, when Council member Willene Blackburn said cyclists and automobiles traveling 442 simultaneously made for perilous driving conditions. Mayor Ron Conner said he thought it would be nice to see a bike trail connect with the Kansas River.

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