Tuesday, April 23, 2019

KANSAS CITY BIKE PLAN BUSTED!!! ACTIVISTS ALERT AGAINST 'VOCAL OPPOSITION' THAT REJECTS PROMISES!!!



For the past few weeks we've been talking about the bold statements from the Bike/Walk KC crew . . .

The premise for their pricey plan:

"Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs."

Now . . .

NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN CORE RESISTANCE AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY BIKE PLAN STALLS ACTIVIST PROGRESS!!!

In fairness here's the reaction as supporters of the measure still believe that Kansas Citians want safer places to bike:

Bike/WalkKC: ACTION ALERT – New Bike Master Plan Stuck at City Council

Deets:

BikeWalkKC and a number of our advocates and partners went to a City Council hearing to testify in support of the new KCMO Bicycle Master Plan. With the voices of our partners, along with letters of support and more than 400 petition signatures from the public, we were able to make a strong case for the adoption of the plan.

Unfortunately, several people spoke out against the bike plan and against investing in safer streets for people who bike. The committee did not take a vote on the plan, and so it is stuck at City Hall without moving forward.

While it might be easy to get caught up on the politics on this one, let's not forget that on the neighborhood level the reaction to HORRIFICALLY PLANNED Bike Lanes on Armour Blvd inspired a great deal of community push back.

And so we question our blog community . . .

SHOULD KANSAS CITY ADOPT OR ABANDON THE CURRENT KANSAS CITY BIKE PLAN OR GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD?!?!?

You decide . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abandon.

Or at least rework it. They simply want too much money and there is not he demand they have indicated. KC has had enough of "transit" lies.

Anonymous said...

Millions of dollars for 1% of the population, sLIE’s an idiot.

Reality Speaker said...

Another example of catering to a tiny minority and inconveniencing the vast majority. Kansas City is a "spread out" city, and motorized transport is currently the appropriate, practical mode of transit for most folks. Cyclists certainly have the right to use the roads, but should adapt (their safety) to current conditions rather than demand everyone else accommodate them.

Anonymous said...

Right like we are supposed to trust these clowns with $418 million.

Super Dave said...

Is the 400 petition signatures from the public who live in Kansas City or is it from people living where ever?

Anonymous said...

^^You don't even live in KC so what do you care dummy??? Stay out of our business!

Super Dave said...

How about this going for a public vote on the matter.

Maybe not for approval to do such a project

But to see if the taxpayers feel it's a must needed project over repairing current issues at hand that need addressing.

Anonymous said...

10:46 I doubt you do either so how about you STFU!

Anonymous said...

Squicky biker wheels get the lube, just like the LGBT communities used orifices.

GKCA said...

^^^^ Gross.

I agree that some of the bike stuff can be annoying and they have been guilty of bad planning but advocating against healthy transit options is stupid. KC needs more space for bikers AND walkers. Maybe not five hundred million worth but something to help get people moving!

Anonymous said...

@11:11, KC has plenty of space for walkers, and far more people out walking than you will ever see biking.

The only problems happen in locations like the Trolley Trail, where the arrogant "two-wheel terrorists" indulge themselves with complete disregard for the welfare of those of us who are trying to practice a truly healthy activity.

Smiling Jack said...

EX-BICYCLISTS ARISE!
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS!

Hyperblogal said...

We don't have the money for this particularly bad collection of ideas.

Anonymous said...

Abandon this bullying by BikeWalkKC for a half billion dollars. The sooner the better.
This money should be used the bring all of the failing streets up to date which was caused by Slie not pushing to have them maintained.

Anonymous said...

i would spend millions on a house i never saw, so must be a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm some of the people behind this project are from KCK?

You know the place everyone loves to call the hellhole of Kansas. The land of biggest and most successful tax payer scams in the history of America. The scams that cost hundreds of mils that were designed to fail. Tax payer paid grocery stores and KCMO's $35 mil for the YMCA started in KCK. $10 grand a month to the KCK Y and then the director kicked back funds to former mayor Holland failed re-election efforts. Last, but not least the waterpark. $80+mil in bonds to payoff while the police dept play in the parking lot and abandoned building. Did some of the rats from KCK swim across the river to KCMO?

Just saying.

Anonymous said...

2:36, KCKS SPEAKER, LEAVE OUR KCMO SCAMMERS ALONE!!!!!!!! WE HAVE THE BEST THIEVES AND SCAM ARTISTS IN THE STATE. YOU CANNOT HOPE TO COMPARE TO SLY AND HIS ILK.

Anonymous said...

If the Council had approved the plan immediately after the hearing, it would have been too obvious that the fix was in. They will delay the vote, pretend to think about it, and only then approve it. Then it will be much less obvious.

Don't make the mistake of thinking the Council cares about blatantly fake numbers supporting the proposal. They get the same thing with every development proposal, and those don't get turned down very often.

Anonymous said...

Fixing potholes and occasionally running street sweepers would help us cyclists more than this and cost a tiny fraction.

But many on here have a weird rage-out response to the idea of people getting around town on a bike. Take it easy. Some of us have license issues....

Thanks,
Radish

Anonymous said...

Liar Liar Spandex pants on fire! EEEWWWW.

agentzero said...

How much money did they want. The 500 million appear to be the claimed benefits.5:37 for the win.