TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CREATES CITY MARKET PARKING CRISIS!!!
Shopping at The City Market on the weekends is one of the best longstanding local traditions that makes Kansas City one of the most unique places in nation. Sadly, ongoing toy train streetcar construction troubles have put this local custom in jeopardy.
It's not so surprising that local mainstream media is working hard to suppress the consequences an ill-conceived plan that has never met with widespread voter approval . . .
THANKS TO KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS OUR BLOG COMMUNITY HAS THIS IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE CURRENT CITY MARKET PARKING CRISIS!!!
Sure, Downtown denizens might have seen this in the latest City Market e-mail blast but the ruckus that some locals are making about this hot mess has yet to reach the local MSM . . . Here's the word . . .
Parking in the neighborhood
From the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department's Traffic Division
Construction on the streets around the City Market has made finding legal parking more and more difficult for those trying to live and shop in the area. This is creating a situation where motorists are simply disregarding signage and parking in no parking zones, crosswalks, bus stands and anywhere else they are able to find a space for their vehicles. This problem has been brought to the attention of the Police Department and for the foreseeable future, the Traffic Division will be assigning Parking Control Officers to the area to enforce parking regulations. The enforcement could involve ticketing and towing of vehicles. We would ask for everyone's compliance as ticketing and towing is not our ultimate goal, but if necessary we will take action. These efforts will begin effective Saturday, August 16th.
Tips to avoid parking issues:
--Shop early or late, avoiding peak market hours
--Consider shopping on Sunday--great options with a smaller crowd
--Park a bit further away and make it part of your exercise routine
The reality is that THIS HURTS CITY MARKET BIZ . . . And, sadly, KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS offer an effective solution that's hard to debate . . .
"Re: Parking in the neighborhood. I am sure the City Market is not the only business in KCMO that is suffering because of the trolley construction and certainly won't be the last. To avoid parking problems I would urge folks to visit The Brookside Farmers Market. No trolley there and no parking problem."
Developing . . .