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
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 . . .