Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TKC WARNING!!! BIKE SUPREMACY THREATENS ENTIRE KANSAS CITY METRO!!!
There is a war over transit in Kansas City.
Sadly, local media is ignoring the threat that has been unchallenged in local civic circles.
Bike Supremacy: It’s an ideology, pure and simple — a faith in the moral inferiority of car and truck drivers, and in the moral virtue of cyclists.
To wit . . .
THANKFULLY, THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS FIRST AND FOREMOST IN CHALLENGING THE COSTLY AND DESTRUCTIVE THREAT OF KC METRO BIKE SUPREMACY!!!
From a recent post, here are a few of the more intelligent and informative comments on the topic . . .
A call for cooperation . . .
"The problem with bike activists and other next gen domestic terrorists is that they want to eliminate cars completely. They may get better support if they would work with drivers to understand the need for alternative sources of public transportation without trying to jam their agenda down the throats of others."
Suburban threat explained . . .
"A few years ago Olathe was widening the street behind our property and proposed adding a bike lane. They scheduled a meeting to discuss,the problem is the people who attended to support the bike lanes don’t even live in the city. They were from OP & Leawood but had no problem in telling Olathe what they need to do. That’s BS, we lost 10 foot of our yard all the way from one end to the other. I rarely see any riders, EVER. I’m stilled pissed at these big mouth bicycle activists. I live a mile from the border between Olathe and OP and there is still no connecting bike lane. I’m fed up with the whiney bike riders, please address the roads where you live before attending someone else’s planning meetings."
KCMO called out . . .
"Bikes are not the problem. Leadership at Bike/Walk KC, starting with the 4th District Council Member and several of the Planers at City Hall, have created a mess with a their arrogance, biased, and condescending attitude in the public process. It has resulted in a plan that is ill-conceived, with very little public support. They ARE a little privalaged group who hate cars, think they are smarter than everyone else and don't know how to build a coalition....all on your tax dollars. Hence they will just continue to blame others for their lack of leadership and insight."
Accordingly, here are two news links about the continued threat today . . .
Lenexa officials are crafting a plan to fit the needs of the city's growing population. After a year, the results of its $199,000 Complete Streets study came in and show the city should add about 70 miles of bike lanes and 69 miles of trails.
KCMO looking for input on scooters and e-bikes
Developing . . .