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 . . .