Saturday, April 13, 2019

Supporters Of Pricey Kansas City Bike Plan Promise Big Bucks And Jobs By 2050

Of course, there's no consequences or legislated payback if the boosterism doesn't pay off. Accordingly, check hope and cash promises from the crew who want to save the world with their bikes and ignore neighborhood complaints about shoddy urban planning in the meantime. Checkit:

"They estimate the effects would lead to about 12,600 jobs (job years) and $500 million in additional investment by 2050. The transportation savings, improved environment, reduce traffic injuries and increased local spending would generate about $400 in benefits per household."

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The Economic Value of Actually Following Through on a Bike Plan

If Kansas City fully implemented its bike plan, local businesses would benefit from $500 million in increased spending and more than 700 lives would be saved over the next 20 years, according to a new study, which bolsters the case that urban areas should fully invest in better cycling infrastructure.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The people who ruined our streets and made them more dangerous and less accommodating to emergency vehicles are suddenly economic gurus as well!?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

By 2050? These are the same clowns that said the planet will be over in 12 years
Don’t they ever listen to how stupid they sound

Anonymous said...

The obstructed view was a problem before the bike plan. The bike plan has very little to do with the parked cars that are obstructing the view. In addition to moving "No Parking" area back, lower the speed limit on Armour to 25 mph. Drivers are always going over the posted limit, so this means they'll drive around 30 mph—a speed that is somewhat easier for cars to turn onto Armour from side streets where the Hyde Park complaints are coming from.

Anonymous said...

1:59 PM, Regardless of when, planet Earth will still be here when humans are gone.

Anonymous said...

This is right up there with 250 million tourists visit kc each year.

Anonymous said...

159 fuck of george carlin, does not mean humans should take every species except the cockroach with them.

Anonymous said...

How do bike lanes on armour cost 700,000. Where is the breakdown of charges?

Anonymous said...

Bunch of devils and liars and thieves.

Anonymous said...

1:56 PM Our streets? Streets were first a public place. That all changed in the 1920s, when auto groups and manufacturers led an aggressive campaign that redefined who owned the streets.
Source: https://www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7551873/jaywalking-history

This week alone in the Kansas City metro, there have been five separate, reported incidents where a person driving hit a pedestrian with their vehicle. Two of those pedestrians were killed. Those pedestrians, whose lives are invaluable and cannot be replaced, likely have family and friends who will forever be affected. Just yesterday, as a 14-year-old girl was walking home from school, a driver driving at a high rate of speed lost control of his vehicle, drove onto the sidewalk, and hit her. According to an eyewitness, the car dragged the girl's body from one side of the intersection to the other. She is in critical condition.

Anonymous said...

cause 500 million investment, bullshit. Maybe if rock island corridor was included -railroads still screwing folks over- and went all the way to berkley riverfront.

Anonymous said...

The next grand scheme to rip off KCMO taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Probably the only thing that will stop this kind of constant brazen theft is the firing squad.

Have a nice weekend.

Hyperblogal said...

The Bike Plan will also, eventually, cure cancer and make carrots larger.

Super Dave said...

The saving of over 700 lives the next 20 years is the part that to me is total hogwash.

That would have to mean the past 20 years more than 700 locals died due to lack of a bike plan.

Tunnel Vision Progressive said...

"If Kansas City fully implemented its bike plan, local businesses would benefit from $500 million in increased spending".
This is just regurgitating the false selling points from the Power and Light promise and look how that turned out and how much it is costing the taxpayers.
Cordish is probably making money by selling its false promises to other organizations.

Anonymous said...

All this for a possible 6 month tops form of transportation.

Anonymous said...

"We can only realize these benefits if we implement the plan, so the hard work is just beginning.”
This sounds like Pelosi's "we have to pass it to see what is in it" narrative.

agentzero said...

Anything that talks about 2050 is a complete crock. We need planners more on track for paint and signs not heavy footprint centralized pork

Anonymous said...

Believe the numbers like power and light. Or Union Station. Or the Rock Island swamp.

Anonymous said...

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15 years in jail and voting rights banned forever.
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Forced gov’t labor for life.
Nursing home after age 58.
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Anonymous said...

If the bike riders would share the cost of maintaining the roads and highways instead of riding on the coattails of the oil industry. Yep bike riders do not pay their way, they use the highways paid for with taxes on fuel and ride unlicensed vehicles. Until these scabs pay their share like MO wants to do with electric cars they should get the fuck out of the way.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:29, You forgot that those untaxed and unlicensed vehicles are also uninsured. These jack wagons just ride with the mentality of a five year old. No responsibility. Nothing in this plan is real unless they add "the inconvenience of everybody that actually needs to get somewhere".

Anonymous said...

Looks like the guys who get no play brigade, on patrol