KANSAS CITY STOPLIGHT REMOVAL FIGHT CONTINUES!!! NEW LINE FROM CITY HALL: STOPLIGHTS ARE DANGEROUS!!!
Despite the best efforts of a couple of City Council members . . . Kansas City stoplight removal is still going forward at ludicrous speed.
A bit of pushback from residents that's going mostly unheard . . .
Public argues against traffic light changes - City plans to replace outdated lights with stop signs in some places
And now . . .
CHECK OUT A BIT OF EPIC CITY HALL BLAME SHIFTING WHICH ATTEMPTS TO TELL RESIDENTS THAT STOPLIGHTS ARE DANGEROUS DESPITE A GREAT DEAL OF 1ST HAND EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY!!!
"Sean Demory of Kansas City Public Works said traffic engineers are going intersection by intersection to figure out whether a light or sign is a better fit. He said many intersections have outdated equipment and that low traffic and low pedestrian numbers don't justify a light.
Demory said unwarranted lights can pose a danger to people who are trying to cross the street."
The reality here is that this isn't a safety issue . . . In fact, this is Kansas City looking to cut costs in neighborhoods and showing that priorities @ 12th and Oak put toy train streetcars over public safety at almost every stop.