Make city streets safer for walk­ers, not just bik­ers

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - OPINION -

I re­cently hap­pened upon the clus­ter-thump of a bike lane pro­ject that winds from Jef­fer­son Street to Carl Street. I sim­ply couldn’t be­lieve how much has gone into this pro­ject. It was, in my opin­ion, worse than ridicu­lous.

Then I read the ar­ti­cle on the front page of the Siloam Sun­day from Nov. 25. Clearly, ev­ery­one in the neigh­bor­hood is not happy with the “overkill” re­sults, as one put it. Well, good luck, my close-by good neigh­bors, in get­ting the city to make the changes you would like to see.

I have cor­re­sponded with var­i­ous city of­fi­cials go­ing on four years now re­gard­ing the chronic speed­ing on Elm Street be­tween Ken­wood and Tulsa. It’s bad enough hav­ing cars and pick­ups blast­ing down our street, but we also get large ve­hi­cles such as box trucks and semis (and ev­ery­thing in be­tween) speed­ing down the street us­ing it as

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