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 (http://bit.ly/JD0Het ) 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.