I like driving on Kansas City's recently constructed stretch of U.S. 71. It's a time-saver and the elevated road offers nice vistas of downtown. Of course, it's easy for me to feel that way. My neighborhood wasn't arbitrarily divided in two by the highway. I didn't lose my home through eminent domain. I don't have to breathe 71's exhaust fumes or listen to its traffic from my yard. Please vote wisely.