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Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force Requests More Money

The Pedestrian and Task Force Committee is asking for more funding to repair sidewalks in Lawrence.

The task force has two recommendations to increase funding: to re-distribute current taxes that are up for renewal in 2019 and to have an increase in taxes by an additional half cent.

“The new tax that we’re recommending would off flow that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance from the individual homeowner and really make it a city responsibility,” said Marilyn Hull, Pedestrian and Task Force Committee member.

Hull says, Lawrence is in the top six percent in the country for percentage of residents who choose walking as their main type of transportation.

 

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