Saturday, September 28, 2019

Woman Killed After Deadly Kansas City Highway Hit & Run: Will Bike/Walk Count This Tragedy As 'Toxic' Pedestrian Danger???

First of all, our blog community mourns the loss of life and realizes the tragic personal toll is more important than any political point.

HOWEVER, we notice that local advocates for bike lanes and pedestrian access regularly use the tragedy of roadside deaths as part of their talking points.

In this instance, a lady walking along the highway had other options but instead mistakenly chose a dangerous path where pedestrians aren't the priority. Rather than rework the entire highway system at the cost of hundreds of millions, it would be more expedient to remind locals that walking along highways isn't a preferred route and there are ALWAYS better options even if they take longer. Here's more on the tragedy:

Woman walking on I-35 struck and killed overnight in hit and run

WYANDOTTE CO. KS (KCTV) - Police are investigating a hit and run where a woman was walking on I-35 and was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle. The incident happened just after midnight on I-35 northbound, near 7th St. Trafficway. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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