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 . . .