After listening to comments made by the public and by county councilors regarding the pending reconfiguration of Trinity Drive at the Jan. 26 meeting, I was struck by three things.
The first was sadly how little I cared anymore about the fate of Trinity Drive. I simply don’t use it because I use alternative routes for Trinity, and my opinion would gain only a polite nod before being dismissed.
My children and I are very grateful to family, friends and the wonderfully supportive Los Alamos community for all of the kindness and support you have provided to us following the sudden passing of Meg Kennison, wife and mother.
In order for New Mexico’s rural cities and small towns to contribute fully to the nation’s economic recovery, we must enable small, mainstreet businesses to build a better future for themselves, their community, state and nation.
Santa Claus would like to thank all the families who stopped by on Christmas Eve to see the light display and receive candy canes at the top of Barranca Mesa Hill.
I had more kids this year than ever before, which makes it all worth while.
I would like to thank Raymond and his partner with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities for their help in erecting our Christmas hot air balloon. I would like to thank the gentleman who came by my house and gave me a monetary donation for the utility bill and thanked us for the display of lights.
At the request of a previous writer and the county engineering department, I would like to express my view of the current options being presented for improving Trinity Drive. I completely agree that Trinity is an eyesore and dangerous to pedestrians and bicyclists and some intersections are quite dangerous for vehicles as well. It is a good idea to fix it.
During the recent county council candidates’ campaign, a constant theme was to “listen to the people.” A current hot button issue is redoing Trinity Drive. I’m glad that I live in White Rock where most citizens at a large meeting expressed their disapproval of a roundabout on N.M. 4 — although a candidate later told people the idea was shelved not because of citizen input but by the lab’s worry about its trucks using the road.
I propose that the entire length of Trinity Drive be ripped out and replaced with a pedestrian park, which we can call Trinity Mall. The county will put in trees, shrubs, flower gardens, an aviary and walking and bike paths.
Council has an opportunity, on Tuesday, to move to improve Trinity Drive for all citizens. The proposed Option A “continuous-flow” road design is not a new, untested road strategy invented by communists to slow everyone down. It’s a proven design that has been implemented all over the country and is growing in popularity.