Monday, April 22, 2019
Critics: Kansas City Bike Plan Is Fake News
With respect to Coco and her body of work, this local plan is all smoke, mirrors & plastic but not as appealing as our favorite hip-hope model.
Show-Me: Bike Lanes Won’t Create 12,600 Jobs, Either
A nice graphic from local number crunchers . . .
Money line from a study that remains unseen . . .
The summary of findings upon which the Bike KC Master Plan claims are based states on page 6: “This increase in economic activity leads to 12,600 additional jobs (measured in job years) over the period.” The period is 30 years, 2020 through 2050. So dividing 12,600 “job years” by 30 years gets 420 actual jobs.
One can still be skeptical of that much smaller claim, but it is not the claim made by the Bike KC Master Plan, which prominently and repeatedly states 12,600 “new jobs.” This number is at best misleading.
You decide . . .