Today's Opinions

  • Address issues despite option

    The Los Alamos Chamber has been engaged on behalf of member and business interests throughout the most recent Trinity Drive study as well as through several prior related initiatives that have looked at the issues with this important route.  
    Most recently, we worked with the county to be sure there would be good opportunities for the alternatives to be explained and business community input to be gathered.  I participated in many of those sessions and I want to offer a summary of observations from those sessions.

  • Trinity’s an eyesore dangerous to walkers

    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.  

  • Preconceived views questioned

    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.

  • Rip out Trinity Drive completely

    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.  

  • Trinity Drive: A business perspective

    Not much has changed over the 23 years that we have been doing business on Trinity Drive. Year after year we see the same trends with our customers.  
    We serve about 400 customers a day and the vast majority of them arrive via automobile.
    At lunch, most don’t travel very far, probably half come from within a two block radius. We are within two blocks of thousands of square feet of office space on the north side of Trinity.  
    But most of our customers choose to drive that distance. Why?

  • Roundabouts are key to continuous-flow

    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.

  • Yes to A1/A2 based on positive results in Europe and elsewhere

    I favor Options A1 and A2 for Trinity Drive based on my positive experiences with roundabouts in Europe, New Zealand and here where Diamond Drive branches to Barranca and North mesas.  

  • Just A Wag 01-21-11

    Bob’s Bodacious is sold
    Owners Liz and Bob  Carlson have sold Bob’s Bodacious BBQ in the Hilltop Shopping Center on Arkansas Street to Pam and Frank Good of Florida.  
    LA to get more cultural
    Members from the Cultural Planning Group are concluding three days of meetings with local art organizations and anticipate creating a local cultural plan by late February.
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