As lazy dogs do whenever they can, Kansas City’s Trolley Track Trail takes a siesta.
For runners and walkers heading north in the Brookside area, the trail stops at Meyer Boulevard and isn’t seen again until it emerges north of 62nd Terrace.
Lynne Grabar wonders why the city doesn’t put a crosswalk on Meyer at the end of the trail, “where everyone is going to cross anyway.”The answer
Kansas City Parks and Recreation, which oversees Meyer Boulevard, already considered that idea and even did a study.
“However, since it would cross into a parking lot, it was determined not feasible and unsafe,” said department spokeswoman Heidi Downer.
She noted that two crosswalks are close to the trail, at Wyandotte Street and Wornall Road.
The Watchdog can see both sides of this question. He agrees with Lynne that some pedestrians aren’t likely to use the crosswalks provided, but he understands the city’s safety concerns. He’s never more scared on a bicycle than when he’s riding through a parking lot.