Monday, March 04, 2019

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY GREEN NEW DEAL SUPPORTERS WANT TRAFFIC RESTRICTED ON MAIN IN SUPPORT OF STREETCAR!!!



The constant Kansas City war betwixt traffic vs. the streetcar is ramping up thanks to legislative inspiration from newbie Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

To wit . . .

THE GREEN NEW DEAL WAR AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS SPARKS RENEWED EFFORTS TO KICK CARS OFF KCMO MAIN STREET IN FAVOR OF THE TOY TRAIN!!!

A few years ago we noted the idea FIRST and then newsies picked it up.

Now the conversation has returned with a vengeance. A quick word about the plan:

"We're looking at a future with fewer cars and KC needs to lead that effort. With help from the Green New Deal we can move forward with making our downtown more friendly for mass transit and pedestrians. Limiting cars and clearing the streets of auto parking would not only create more lanes for e-scooters but would allow more space for downtown residents to really reclaim streets that have been dominated by energy wasting car traffic."

Consider . . .

Under the guise of "safety" the streetcar has already cracked down on parking, delivery drivers and even pedestrians. This effort will allow some East to West traffic but basically make Main St. a NO PARKING ZONE and remove North/South auto traffic.

Of course it's not a done deal but this note is important given a surprising level of green new deal support among the streetcar crowd along with urban planners both amateur & pro.

Further reading from both sides:

Fox News: Greenpeace co-founder tears into Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal: ‘Pompous little twit’

Salon: What Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal can learn from Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

NYPost: Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge

UST: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at New York Post's report on her Green New Deal 'hypocrisy'

The Hill: The Green New Deal isn't outlandish — it's a necessity

Seeking Alpha: The Green New Deal's Unlikely Winners

New Yorker: The Good News About a Green New Deal

You decide . . .

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

There have been many "road diets" in KC. This wouldn't be the first. You should also note that the plan for the extension will also greatly reduce the amount of lanes for traffic into Midtown.

By Rights said...

That seems to be the Democratic Party plan.

Cars for us.

But everyone else can take public transit or hop their ass onto a bicycle.

Anonymous said...

So she is going to take our pickup trucks after all?

Angela K. said...

Most major metropolitan cities limit car traffic in some part of their downtown areas. This is not a big deal boys, calm down. Actually, this is progress.

Anonymous said...

Hey, here’s an idea, don’t go downtown. Duh

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea don’t go downtown or shop or spend any money

Bug Eyed Twit With Donkey Teeth said...

Can't we harness cow farts on mass scale and use it to heat homes or sumptin? It's like, you know, it's like..

Anonymous said...

Dammit TKC stop triggering Pubs with pictures of AOC. You really, really hurt their feelings every time.

Truth Optional said...

There is nothing going on Downtown that appeals to me. It's just another over rated hyped up dangerous mess like any other rust belt city.

Obsolete Tin Cans Attached To Overhead Wires said...

Total waste of taxpayer money. Slow as hell, uncomfortable, unreliable.

Much like the backwards thinking morons cheer-leading the streetcar as progress.

Ratt Faubio said...

Downtown and Midtown used to be a great place, friendly, confident, as many things to do as we promote now days, with no real traffic problems and then the Gen X implants came along and fucked everything up beyond repair.

Anonymous said...

Haven't crossed the f-----g river in over a year. Might miss an occasional concert but it just isn't worth the hassle nor the risk of having to shoot someone trying to mug me.

Also shop Amazon or NKC or Gladstone to slightly assuage my anger over the way KC wastes money.

The litany of abuses by the shitty is too long to list here, but a small sample: Airport, Toy Train and more coming on that, MLK signage, pot holes Prevention, 18th & Vine, all infrastructure sacrificed to developers' interests, council junkets, and now talk of replacing a perfectly good stadium to f--k up downtown even more, Pre-K, talk of what will be a disastrous taking over trash removal by shitty employees, downsized police force and on and on and on.........

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO this is the funniest thing I've ever seen recently.

https://www.kctv5.com/news/people-tour-kansas-city-in-warmth-of-streetcar/article_d8f8a068-3e33-11e9-9618-b3672b6416e6.html

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- DIM BULB

Turns out the Lighthouse of Alexandria may have relied upon snake-oil!!!

Anonymous said...

I stay home to relax after the daily rat race but with a gun on the coffee table to blast any asshole who isn't suppose to be entering it.

chuck said...

When Mrs. Tits went to Washington, she should have STFU for a while and kept a rein on her arrogant self regard for a few months.

Instead, she is a cudgel employed by the Loyal Opposition, which is consigning her and her radical party to the level of a bumptious high school debate team.

My hopes, are, that she and other Progressives continue to act like uneducated buffoons whose grasp of policy and economics resembles the "Tulip Craze".

Next up for the Left, heavy investments in Cabbage Patch Dolls. What's in your wallet?

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the city just get with it and buy Electric buses? They are now in many cities and unlike the streetcar don't require special lanes, or restrict delivery trucks from parking within white painted street lines. They don't come to a stop when there is an accident, and they don't require overhead wires and rails in the street like the toy train does.

Anonymous said...

Hope the businesses along the failed fair weather toy train route enjoying getting their deliveries, during fair weather, when the toy train operates.

Green KC said...

Actually, you idiots are wrong about most thing but if we take the cars off Main the businesses will enjoy more pedestrian traffic. It's about creating more jobs and economic opportunity, not your dumb and wasteful automobiles.

Anonymous said...

@5:48 Speaking of idiots here this one is today's winner.

Puff The Nagic Toot Toot up and down Main said...

"We're looking at a future with fewer cars and KC needs to lead that effort. With help from the Green New Deal we can move forward with making our downtown more friendly for mass transit and pedestrians. Limiting cars and clearing the streets of auto parking would not only create more lanes for e-scooters but would allow more space for downtown residents to really reclaim streets that have been dominated by energy wasting car traffic."

Who said this? I can't find this ludicrous quote anywhere.

Ratt Fabio Twitter Marketer said...

6:00 One of our guys?

Anonymous said...

^^^Cash, unlike yours. You have an unused condom from 30 years ago in yours. Loser.

Mail In Election Con Artist said...

Wasn't us

Non Profit Fraudster Streetcar Division said...

Nope didn't say it.

TaxHikeKC - Spandex Department said...

No try the next floor up where the unelecteds have their meetings.

It May Not Be Ethical But It's Legal said...

Noper

Sprints to Elevators With Hand Stretched Out said...

Ask Mahoney

Anonymous said...

5:48: Are you Ripley from the Space X launch?

Anonymous said...

Kansas citizens will nevar give up their cars, nope, won’t happen.

Anonymous said...

"if we take the cars off Main the businesses will enjoy more pedestrian traffic. It's about creating more jobs and economic opportunity, not your dumb and wasteful automobiles."

If you take cars off Main the businesses won't enjoy pedestrian or any other traffic. People will shop in the burbs where they can find a place to park. The only jobs and economic opportunities you'll be providing will be for bankruptcy attorneys and movers.

The is the 21st Century. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Snow flake pinkos feel they have a right to not repay their student loans as college should have been free. Now that they are unemployed with their Gender Studies degrees and cannot afford a car they want those that can to share their pain. The Free Shit Army is coming, kill it with logic and register to vote if you haven't.

Anonymous said...

The more this kind of airhead nonsense takes place in cities and towns across the country, the more likely the Democratic candidate for president will lose in 2020.
The whole country isn't Brooklyn and the sanctimony and self-importance of Acasio-Cortez and her groupies really doesn't play very well with most regular folks who are trying to earn a living and raise their families and don't have the luxury of philosophical purity or time to try to run everyone else's lives.
The Dems allowing the kiddie corps to lead the way is a really bad idea.

Anonymous said...

@6:00 That quote probably came from the same outfit that made the 25 million anally poster for the city.

Anonymous said...

It just shows how brainwashed these crazy people are the green people even the organization Greenpeace disagrees with them and calls them f****** morons.These people who has small businesses downtown who support the same groups like The chamber of commerce the downtown council the civil council are getting stabbed in the back if they close down the street they will lose their business. The worst of the green scum is the transit alliance. Don't care about anybody else but their own arrogant little self center ego justify thinking that they are Transit royalty. Sucking off the tits of the city fleeting the taxpayers for every cent they could get.

Anonymous said...


who didn't see that coming??

Anonymous said...

I support the streetcar much more than automobiles that waste gas. Streetcar is cleaner and carries more people.

Anonymous said...

Lets just close Fairfax and Claycomo.

Anonymous said...

@8:24pm
THE streetcar is powered by electricity which, in KCMO, is mostly provided by power plants that burn COAL.
Which rumor has it is a fossil fuel.
Surely someone somewhere is actually researching how these fanciful ideas are actually supposed to work.
Too funny!

Anonymous said...

Bicycles only. Must be made by recycled underwear. No cars,buses streetcars,airplanes. Everyone shall earn the same amount no matter what. No sugar,flour or yams. All clothing must be made with recycled tires. All women will be men and all underwear must be worn on the outside.

Ladies only said...

^^^ Sounds right to me. I will sniff the seats to keep things on the up and up!

Anonymous said...

^^^You mean on the down and dirty.

Anonymous said...

Majority of streetcar users park their suvs at the metro bus park n ride lot on 3rd street at grand, or at the Arabia lot on grand st 4th/5th, or at Wyandotte at about 4th, or some other spots I’m not familiar with. It is not transit. It is nostalgia.

Making it harder for customers to reach the Main Street businesses is not progress.

Truth is the streetcar has cannibalized bus funding. Significant cuts to many routes since its advent. Weird bc it is hyped as interfacing with other transit modes yet the ATA has re routed all downtown routes away from main and onto Grand instead, and 10th and main stop is slated to close and be replaced by 12th and Charlotte one under construction.

I fear a fare hike is imminent the way ATA board is wasting money and chasing fads.

Thanks,
Radish