Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Response from Mike Boehm, Mayor of Lenexa

Mike was quick to respond to my inquiry, but I must say that several experienced cyclists do share Mike's opinion of Santa Fe Trail Drive and prefer to use other roads. I can only hope that making bicycling more visible in a positive way gets more people out on their bikes.

Thank you, Mike, for taking the time to respond. Our city isn't earning high marks from the sustainable transportation advocates, but it remains a pleasure to live, work, play and bike here, thanks also in part to local businesses who remain friendly to bicyclists as both patrons and employees, such as Hen House.


Thanks for writing. I was pleased to see you referenced in the article and read your positive comments. Knowing there was significant truck and car traffic along that route and given the narrow nature of the roadway, without curb/gutter/shoulder treatments, my general feeling was that it would not necessarily be the best option for riders. Your experiences obviously prove that my concerns are unfounded.

Again, thanks for writing



Apertome said...

Wow, a quick and well-reasoned response, I'm impressed!

Dan said...

In other words, the city is not going to do anything to provide a better alternative, so you're on your own.

Noah said...

Precisely. Thankfully, the motorists and businesses here are usually nice to cyclists.

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