KANSAS CITY MAIN STREET DAY HYPE!!!
Here's a quick look at Kansas City merchant and bureaucratic propaganda pushed out by mostly clueless civic cheerleaders . . .
Sept. 7th . . .
Ciclovia, Open Streets, Sunday Parkways, etc. form an international movement to create temporary public space by closing local streets to cars and opening them to people for walking, bicycling, running, etc.. Activities like live music, local food vendors, yoga lessons, and more will transform the streets into public spaces that will provide local residents new opportunities for healthy living, active transportation, and social engagement.
Goals of Main Street day . . .
•Increase the health and physical activity of all Kansas City Metro area residents
•Showcase infrastructure supporting active transportation such as walking and biking
•Increase neighborhood’s accessability and livability
•Increase economic opportunities for local businesses and vendors
Main Street Day Is Brought To You By:
Kansas City B-Cycle
Councilwoman Jan Marcason ... Who is rarely seen on Kansas City's West Side or Northeast area.
Gastinger Walker Harden + Bee Triplett Buck
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY "MAIN STREET DAY" SEEMS TO BE A CYNICAL ATTEMPT TO GET LOCALS TO FORGET THAT THE BROADWAY/MAIN CORRIDOR HAS BECOME A KANSAS CITY HOTSPOT FOR VIOLENCE!!!
It's important not to forget the cold case involving kid that was killed on Main Street not so long ago . . . And more recently a Midtown pizza place lady shooting reminds us that this part of town is anything but "walkable" or "bike-friendly" as this celebration is yet another attempt to ignore Kansas City crime in favor of mindless boosterism.