The Times this week reported that bicyclists seek occasional use of Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway’s elevated reversible lanes, which are not open to traffic on Sunday mornings.
The elevated lanes of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway could become an occasional bicycle and pedestrian trail in the future, perhaps on Sunday mornings.
Of course liability is the first issue that arises.
City Council Chairman Tom Scott, a member of the Expressway Authority board, said he wants to know the financial impact and legal liability of such a move.
It is this part that saddens me because while it might be a great opportunity; lack of personal responsibly and personal injury attorneys will probably make it unfeasible.
One possible solution would be to raise money for future law suits by selling attorney ad space along the span.