Lawrence Considering Accommodating Hitchhiking Network

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Officials in Lawrence will study a possible change in a city ordinance to accommodate a proposed hitchhiking network.

A nonprofit group called Lawrence OnBoard wants to create a system that would connect hitchhikers and friendly motorists in the city.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the City Commission on Tuesday night directed staff members to look into changing a law that bars people from standing beside city streets for the purpose of soliciting a ride.

Lawrence OnBoard founder Jenny O'Brien says she envisions giving hitchhikers whiteboards with the group's logo. A hitchhiker would write a destination on the board, pick a safe place to stand along a street and wait for a motorist enrolled in the system to offer a ride.


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