Friday, September 06, 2019
HYPOCRITE BIKE/WALK ACTIVISTS BLAME MEDIA FOR REBUKE AFTER VILIFYING KANSAS CITY TOXIC DRIVING CULTURE!!!
A bigger profile for Kansas City Bike/Walk activists is backfiring on their organization.
To wit . . .
THE STALLED BIKE KC MASTER PLAN STILL NEEDS $400-MILLION AND LEADERS ARE POUTING BECAUSE OF MORE POINTED QUESTIONS FROM MSM, VOTERS AND COUNCIL COLLEAGUES!!!
And so, of course, they blame the media rather than taking responsibility for the divisive words of their leadership . . . Here's their argument:
Media depictions of “bikes versus cars” are missing the point: Kansas City’s streets are deadly
Money line . . .
"We take issue with the narrative that bike lanes are for affluent people to move through a community, rather than something for the people who live in the community. People of color, the homeless, youth, and elderly are all disproportionately impacted by traffic violence. That is why it was disappointing to see a continued focus on a few outspoken people of privilege, not on the individuals struggling every day to move around the city to get to jobs, get their kids to school, or get to basic services like health care."
Fact check . . .
THE ACTIVIST WHO WROTE THIS GARBAGE IS ONE OF THOSE "AFFLUENT PEOPLE" AND THERE'S VERY LITTLE SUPPORT FOR OBTRUSIVE BIKE LANES OUTSIDE OF THIS TWITTER CLIQUE!!!
Seriously, Eric Rogers wrote this polemic and he's the epitome of a well-to-do local with very little knowledge of urban core politics or inner-city needs.
Even worse, Bike Walk KC honcho and Council Dude Eric Bunch drew a line in the sand when he castigated every motorist in Kansas City and attacked this town's alleged toxic driving culture.
This sketchy public/private group can't have it both ways. They've got doughy white dudes playing inner-city activists and attempt to disavow their bold statements against autos when facing a legislative roadblock.
MSM is not to blame for simply taking this group at their word and reporting their discordant chatter which is, finally, earning public skepticism.
Developing . . .