Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Jackson County Rock Island Corridor Rolls On



Behind the scenes, politicos have debated the merits of this projects but in the end the cyclist portion of the plan pushed forward to an easy victory whilst the passenger rail proposition remains vaporware for the moment . . .

Read more:

Examiner: Rock Island trail connection contract OK’d

Deets:

"Jackson County legislators on Monday approved a $3.44 million contract with Radmacher Brothers Excavation of Pleasant Hill to build a 6.4-mile section of the new trail on old Rock Island tracks from Jefferson Street in Lee’s Summit north to Brickyard Road west of Unity Village. It’ll be a lot like the Little Blue Trace Trail – 10 feet wide, mostly small gravel but concrete in places, with mile markers and occasional trailheads with parking and restrooms. Construction could start within weeks."

Developing . . .

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Toy trains and peoples on bicycles! Keeping it resilient and vibrant!

Anonymous said...

should use money to fix jail

Anonymous said...

Another opportunity for the Bike Nazis to pursue their War on Walkers.

Anonymous said...

What a huge waste of money, starting with the $52,000,000 the county blew on this land in the first place. And this shit trail is going to be mostly gravel! Suck wheelchair users!

Anonymous said...

How many of those incarcerated in the county jail were required to work on this project? .....exactly! There go your property taxes AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

Will the county supply their own serial rapists or murderers? Or will it be bring your own?

Anonymous said...

I have an opinion on this issue. Here is the opinion. This is the definitive opinion and renders all others moot. This thread is now closed to all other opinions.

Anonymous said...

so , $500,000 per mile to rip up rails and lay gravel ? does the county i.e us the taxpayer at least get the rails for scrap , or does that go radmacher as well ?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the greatest tradgedy in all this is it treats bicyclists better than fat-ass journalists who promote fake news. Why should cyclists be favored over fat-ass journalists who promote dead-trees that are dispersed on driveways that will be gone like 45rpm records and relegated to distant mementoes all too soon?
Promoting healthy habits VS. promoting Tax breaks for old geysers who rant and rave about all that’s wrong with the world is asinine. I read in the paper this morning, because my neighbor got up late, that if you short newspaper stock of KC Star- you can get rich!