Thursday, April 18, 2019
KANSAS CITY BIKE PLAN TRIP UP: AUTO CRACKDOWN IRKS VOTERS!!!
The fate of a big money effort to further tinker with Kansas City streets earned mixed reviews in Council chambers today.
Just to bring everybody up to speed about today's meeting:
The Bike KC Master Plan aims to transportation connectivity a priority by adding more bike lanes, creating a bike-share program, installing and upgrading facilities, and teaching classes.
The cost of the plan's myriad proposal could range from $387 million to $418 million dollars — money earmarked from general obligation bonds, sales tax and some federal dollars.
Highlight from the open session . . .
Council Lady Katherine Shields reminded activists that creating greater efficiency for car traffic has more potential to save the planet than forcing bike lane impediments on an unwilling public.
Remember that in her home district there was a massive string of complaints about the HORRIFICALLY PLANNED ARMOUR BLVD BIKE LANES AND THE TRAFFIC BLIND SPOTS THEY CREATED.
Long story short . . .
Bike activists aren't getting as much money as the want given that their influence is waning, their work on local streets has been widely criticized and while their organizations often do great work for youngsters and adults in need . . . This election season they've been used as a stepping stone to higher office and overtly politicized.
Developing . . .