Four-block portion of the Lawrence levee trail closed Until 12/31/15

Posted on: Oct 16, 2015

A four-block portion of the levee trail in north Lawrence is closed from the Kansas River Bridge east to the Oak Street boat ramp entrance.  The suggested alternate route for pedestrians is Elm Street.  To the west of the Kansas River Bridge, the levee trail is open and accessible to Highway 24.

The City of Lawrence has closed a section of the levee trail along the Kansas River to allow for construction of the Maple Street Pump Station in north Lawrence. 

This stretch of the trail will be closed until December 31, 2015.  For safety, please do not venture into the construction area and where restricted access signs are posted.   


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Are You Ready for Walk to School Day Oct 7th

Posted on: Sep 30, 2015

WalktoSchoolDayFlierMark your calendars! Wednesday Oct 7th is the official day that Lawrence Schools are encouraging students to walk or bike to school.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department had a great website with information about finding the best routes to your local school and even has maps.

From the website: “Be Active Safe Routes is a local movement to create safe opportunities for children to bike and walk to and from schools. The goal is to get children moving again and to reverse the growing rate of childhood obesity.

In 1969, approximately 50 percent of children in the U.S. walked or biked to school. Today, fewer than 15 percent do. As a result, kids today are less active, less independent and less healthy.

“The research is pretty clear that kids who walk and bike to school are more active. They will be healthier and perform better in school.” – Community Health Director Chris Tilden.”

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Thanks for Coming Out To The Fall Community Bike Ride

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015

September-CBR-Flyer-2015-TYThe rain finished the night before, there was a sigh of relief when we could see the final rays of sun through the clearing skies to the west on Friday night.

Our latest ride held Saturday September 19th starting in the Haskell Indian Nations University stadium parking lot delighted more than 100 guests riding along the Burroughs Creek Trail. Members of Lawrence Central Rotary with the help of our sponsors and though applying for grants and fundraisers were able to hand out all of the 80 bright neon safety vests we purchased and fitted 42 brand new helmets (mostly to children) to keep them safe while riding their bike not just that day but for many days, weeks, and months to come.

But, that just speaks to the numbers. Everyone who attended had a great morning and the participants had fun… and that is the key thing. People having fun, being active, using their bikes, possibly seeing new trails, and meeting new friends along the way.

We look forward to seeing even more people again next summer for more Lawrence Community Bike rides!

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2015 Fall Community Bike Ride Set for September 19th!

Posted on: Sep 04, 2015

Fall-Bike-RideMark Your Calendars, Tell Your friends and Neighbors, the Lawrence Central Rotary Club is hosting the fall 2015 Lawrence Community Bike Ride on Saturday, September 19th, at the Haskell University stadium parking area and using the Burroughs Creek, and recently refinished bike Trail south of Haskell.

The event is open to anyone and there is no cost to participate.

There will be a three mile ride along the Burroughs Creek Trail.

Other activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:

  • A Training Wheel Takeoff. Experts will help children who are ready to take off their training wheels in a safe environment.
  • Bike Rodeo. Kids can practice and improve their riding skills
  • Bike Helmet Fitting and Giveaway. Safe Kids with LMH will help outfit kids with helmets, while supplies last, along with providing cycling safety tips for kids of all ages – and for adults too!
  • Inflatable Bounce House and Slides for the kids!

“One of our goals as a club is to get more and more people discover cycling and an active lifestyle as a fun and healthy activity,” said Steve Lane, a member of Central Rotary Club. “This event is a great opportunity for families and individuals to enjoy cycling in a safe and scenic area on Lawrence’s east side.”

If it is raining September 19th, the ride will be rescheduled for on Sunday, September 20, at 1PM.

Registration for the event is required and can be done before the event.

Releases will be available at the event or you can download one HERE to fill out ahead of time.

Thanks to all our sponsors and partners who help to make these events happen in Lawrence.

September CBR Flyer 2015

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Lawrence Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force Meeting is tonight 8/31

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015

Larry-Bike-PedThe City of Lawrence Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force will meet on Monday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force

Meeting #5

Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30p-8:30p

City Commission Room, City Hall


1.  Approval of the August 19 Minutes

2.  Discussion Item: Professional Facilitation and Schedule

3.  Presentation: Sidewalk Maintenance (Dave Cronin)

4.  Presentation: Sidewalk condition audit and approaches from different cities on needs and funding (Michael Eglinski)

5.  Presentation: Bike Plan (Jessica Mortinger)

6.  Brainstorming session: Major Workplan Issues

7.  Adjourn




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