Friday, November 30, 2018

Approved Electric Scooter Ordinance Will Fund Kansas City Affordable Housing Despite Growing Injury Risk On Local Streets



The latest council session reveals a stunning level of groupthink among 12th & Oak and their continued ignorance of public safety issues.

Their latest bit of legislative advocacy:

Under an agreement with the city, scooter companies Bird and Lime currently pay the city $1 per scooter per day. That adds up about $300,000 a year — a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing the city’s housing issues.

Now, there was some chatter about the funding mechanism and how money is shifted around City Hall but that shell game is old news.

What's more important . . .

IS KANSAS CITY RISKING PUBLIC SAFETY BY TAKING SCOOTER CASH INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT INCREASING TRAFFIC DANGER ON LOCAL STREETS?!?!?

Here's a a word from our bloggy community . . .

"KC thinks scooters are going to be financial windfall. Insurance companies and lawyers are probably going to force them off the roads or at least take a huge cut. Scooters on local streets with trucks and cars are just as dangerous as riding down big slides."

Check the links:

CNET: Electric scooters are now disrupting wrists, elbows and heads

USNews: Instagram Posts Suggest E-scooter Companies Aren’t Promoting Safe Riding to Newbies

Biz Insider: E-scooters are sending dozens of people to emergency rooms — and the companies appear to have a double standard when it comes to safety

Developing . . .

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So a continuation of the "Ignorance is Bliss" school of city governance.
Has anyone checked to see if there's anything funny in the water at 12th and Oak?

Anonymous said...

This money should help the travel budget for Council. Won't help a few houses.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! This is big tome here guys..big time! Yea! Hrumpf hrumpf hrumpf...

Anonymous said...

The $300K will (may or barely) cover attorneys fees for drawing up some idiotic dysfunctional affordable housing ordinance that is guaranteed to make things worse.

Anonymous said...

^Right! Hrumpof hrumpf hrumpf these scooters boy, I tell you!

Anonymous said...

^^^ What's with the hrumpfs? Jacking off into your sock again?

Anonymous said...

Here's how it will play out

1. This money is going to get budgeted

2. The scooter fad thing will die off in like a year or so

3. Budget will be another 300k short

4. City Council will bitch about how the budget is short

5. KC get's renamed MLKC and taxpayers pay $69 million a year to a guys family who has been dead 50 years in some weird move of white guilt

6. Quinton Lucas vomits in the Replay Lounge and acts like it's normal


Thanks KC

Anonymous said...

Is there anything in kcmo that the city WONT tax? Good grief the liberal tax policy of this town is terrible.

Pretty soon the city council will push for a baby tax. Every childbirth will be taxed to fund some stupid pet project.

Anonymous said...

how many scooters these guys got.... what is it five hundred bucks a minute

Anonymous said...

Before you tax my scooter, no one has told me if I can ride it home all the way to Gladstone from my Crossroads job, without the battery dying.
Please advise.

Hyperblogal said...

Once scooters are a program funding source, it will be awfully hard to get rid of them for cause.