Friday, December 08, 2017
KANSAS CITY 'COMPLETE STREETS' ORDINANCE DEMANDS CYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN ACCOMMODATION!!!
Check the latest Bike/WalkKC advocacy on behalf of gentrification enthusiasts looking for a not-so-clever way to ensure their sidewalks and roadways are addressed before the inner-city pathways . . .
On the bright side, KCMO has made very little overall progress on sidewalk or road improvements promised during this year's GO Bond debate. And, as always, we're all waiting in the same line.
Nevertheless, here's the plan . . .
ORDINANCE NO 170949
The intent of the legislation . . .
The City shall develop a safe, reliable, efficient, integrated, and connected multimodal transportation system that will promote access, mobility, and health for all users and will ensure that the safety and convenience of all users of the transportation system are accommodated, including pedestrians, bicyclists, users of public transportation, wheelchair users, and people of all ages and abilities. Additionally, the City shall incorporate green infrastructure, innovative stormwater management, and street trees in transportation projects when applicable. All City owned streets, bridges, traffic signals, and similar transportation facilities will include sidewalks with appropriate pedestrian accommodations, and the City’s bicycle master plan and walkability plan shall be implemented during new or reconstruction of transportation facilities within the City limits.
Translation . . .
Cars will soon take a back seat to cyclists wherever middle-class "progressive" people live . . .
Developing . . .