Friday, October 11, 2019
KANSAS CITY STREET FIGHT FACE-OFF!!! SHOW-ME INSTITUTE POLICY DIRECTOR PATRICK TUOHEY CHALLENGES BIKE/WALK KC EXEC ERIC ROGERS OVER 'MISLEADING' & 'UNTRUE' STATEMENTS!!!
It is EXTREMELY rare in Kansas City for political denizens to argue with one another by name and in public.
Even via social media, the plebs are free to peck at the ruling class but professionals are typically satisfied to try and kill one another with kindness.
Allow TKC a bit of celebration as a denizen of the local discourse throws down the gauntlet toward an adversary . . .
IN AN EPIC ROAST, PATRICK TUOHEY CALLS OUT ERIC ROGERS FOR MISLEADING AND UNTRUE STATEMENTS RELATED TO BIKING IN KANSAS CITY!!!
So that our blog community can judge for itself, here's interview with the cycling/pedestrian advocate . . .
Mike Shanin talks to Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC, about KCMO Master Bike Plan misconceptions.
It was odd that the non-profit activist refused to offer even an estimate related to the number of cyclists currently on local streets.
Accordingly, the highlight of a discussion last night seized upon the Eric Rogers interview and a litany of local complaints. Check the verbatim transcript of this exceptional Ruckus roast:
Director of Municipal Policy at the Show-Me Institute Patrick Tuohey said: "A roast to Bike/Walk Kansas City who was on this program two weeks ago and giving misleading information about biking habits in Kansas City. And this is not an isolated event. They continue to make public statements and have things on their website which are demonstrably untrue. They appear to be unable or unwilling to properly interpret other people's research or their own. I understand that Bike/Walk Kansas City has a different advocacy for transportation but they will have no credibility in Kansas City if they continue to misstate the facts."
We'll tweet this out to both of them this morning and see if there's any follow-up . . . Until then . . .
You decide . . .