Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Kansas City Armour Blvd: City Hall Created Death Trap For Cyclists And Drivers Alike

A glimpse at the "Bike Plan" in action and how 12th & Oak endangers local lives . . .

"It is going to take a “few weeks” to install a No Parking sign (“vertical delineator”) at a dangerous intersection in the wake of a serious accident. I probably shouldn’t be surprised, considering that the promised pilot program to investigate and address safety programs along the route has been delayed for months."

Read more:

When Will Kansas City Officials Address Bike Lane Safety Concerns?

Kansas City is spending a tremendous amount of taxpayer dollars on the installation of bike lanes around town, including $700,000 to install the 3-mile stretch along Armour Boulevard alone. There are currently plans in place to spend an additional $400 million on a massive bike lane expansion.

8 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

An example of the few ticking off the many.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if the bike riders would pay their fair share of road upkeep maybe they would get more support. In Missouri road upkeep comes from taxes on fuel, pony up and pay your fair share and maybe you will get some consideration.

Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, they can put up mlk signs for 60 blocks in days but can’t put up one sign for the safety of the public for weeks.

This is one fucked up demmocrim run city.

Anonymous said...

4:47 that's an idea from the eighties. A lot of communities used to do that but they abandonrd it bc it was stupid and hard to keep track of. Really? The kcpd is going to be checking bikes for tags???

Look I'm not a fan of the silly armour separated lanes either and I ride all over town. But your notion that bikes need to "pay their fair share" is just stupid. What wear and tear does a bike cause vs a motor vehicle? A motor vehicle is a dangerous yet essential feature of modern society that needs be regulated in ways that have nothing to do with bikes. And what is it to you anyway? Why such resentment? Some of us have licence issues and would it truly help you out in any way if we drove a car instead of a bike around town?

-radish

Anonymous said...

Get rid of those bike lanes on Armour!!!

Anonymous said...

Don’t need any stinking bike lanes biggest waste of money I’ve ever seen

Anonymous said...

Major safety hazzard from day one. The city has now acknowledged it. Let the lawsuits begin.

Anonymous said...

@ 708 - Hey Turnip: You're the same guy that rages that the "Wealthy" (anyone that makes more than you, so everybody) Shouls pay "their fair share of taxes" to support your dumb ass.
Can't have it both ways. Regulate cars and fuel, then regulate bikes. Pay up you turd.