Friday, April 28, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CYCLISTS FEAR STL STREETCAR BIKE BAN THREAT!!!



Toy train streetcar transit wars are at play throughout Missouri and a recent proposal has cycling community spinning their wheels regarding the implications.

To wit . . .

STL BIKE BAN TALK BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS STREETCAR TRACKS THREATENS KANSAS CITY CYCLISTS SCARED OF THE PRECEDENT!!!

Thanks to the TKC blog community for the link . . .

River Front Times: "University City is considering a plan that would ban bicycles from the Delmar Loop - saying that the dangers posed by the trolley are simply too great for cyclists. Sinan Alpasan, the director of public works and parks for the municipality, tells Riverfront Times that the matter was first raised by the citizen-led Traffic Commission, which advises the University City Council on matters related to its roadways."

Remember . . .

OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WAS FIRST TO REPORT ON A KANSAS CITY LADY WHO WAS HORRIBLY INJURED ON THE STREETCAR TRAX AND NEEDED TO CROWDFUND HER HOSPITAL BILLS!!!

And we're not talking about public safety so much as the need for City Hall and the streetcar authority to escape liability . . . In that context, a bike ban is an option that isn't as far off as many would like to think.

Developing . . .

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Better idea, just ban the streetcar if it doesn't get a city wide vote.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Yep.

Anonymous said...

^^^Nope.

Anonymous said...

The City needs to be held responsible for injuried cyclist. It is a known hazard and they let it to continue to exist.

Anonymous said...

Make those assholes walk their bikes like the stupid little kids that they are.

Anonymous said...

People cannot even begin to imagine what a streetcar extension will do to Main Street. No more delivery trucks since they won't fit inside the white streetcar lines. Parking restrictions everywhere. Bicycling problems. Overhead wires. All because white people don't want to take a Max bus.

Anonymous said...

Hey, 12:03PM, get back to the day room geezer. "Those darn kids!" (shakes wrinkly fist)

Anonymous said...

I'll drink the koolaide before I go to a rest home

Anonymous said...

Hey, get over your vicious, hateful ageism! Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

They aren't "kids" they're consultants and they're getting paid for their "advocacy" which is really just a crap marketing job.

Anonymous said...

Funny how in all other posts you hate cyclists. But when your hatred of cyclists contradicts your streetcar-hating boner...