Monday, April 17, 2017

Upcoming Kansas City 'Bike Plan' Feedback Mostly Involves Bashing Motorists

The latest City Hall gripe sessions turns the vast majority of the Kansas City populace into the villain thanks to a small subculture of hobbyists who continue to encourage local government to provide overwhelming accommodation for a fading pastime used by weekend warriors, hobos and a lot of people who don't have to be anywhere in a hurry:

Kansas City officials seek public input for comprehensive bicycle plan

Kansas City, Missouri officials are schedule public meetings to solicit feedback on the city's comprehensive bicycle master plan. There will be four meetings to find ways to improve the plan, said Joseph Blankenship, event coordinator. "We're trying to figure out how the community wants to see biking progress in Kansas City as not only a recreational tool but as a real transportation option," Blankenship said.


Anonymous said...

If you bike in the interior of KC, you are taking your life in your hands. It is dangerous. The primary populus of KC doesn't care about laws anyway, there is no amount of planning/talking/discussion that will change that lack of integration into society. Careful out there bikers. That's why I sold my crotch rocket many moons ago; "cagers" were over-the-top aggressive to anything on two wheels, and if you weren't part of some KC crew other bikers weren't too friendly either.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait. This is going to mushroom into a shitload of non profits milking tax dollars to comment, study and waste money. Then there will be a city bicycle agency costing hundreds of thousands to operated every year. Then there will be new standards for paths and bike routes costing millions. Then there will be shitloads of city ordinances with rules and fines for bicyclists. Then there will be a tax initiative that will require an election. In the end we will have permanent long term financial commitments and will have wasted millions over some nerdy assed future heart clinic patient and his damn bicycle.