The headline on front page of the Journal Star read, "Green Light saves green" (Dec. 27). This story may be accurate, and I compliment our Lincoln traffic engineer for improving traffic flow in Lincoln.
But we also drove through -- or, actually, around -- Nebraska City along Nebraska 2 as we returned from Kansas City.
Nebraska City has a population of 7,347. Highway 2 now bypasses Nebraska City. The new four-lane highway quickly and efficiently moves traffic around the city. The traveler does not encounter a single light to move to and from Interstate 29.
While in Lincoln, the same traveler must stop at numerous lights along Nebraska 2 to commute through the city. The design and efficiency of the Nebraska City bypass is excellent. I am confident it will save fuel, time and eliminate accidents.
While a town of just more than 7,000 can design and construct a bypass, Lincoln continues to inch towards the design and construction of a bypass that is long overdue. Mr. Mayor and City Council members, take a lesson from our friends in Nebraska City: Please implement a road system that works for this community.
Dave Jarecke, Lincoln