Sunday, November 10, 2019

COLD KANSAS CITY WINTER FACT CHECKS MOSTLY USELESS BIKE LANES!!!



The weather turns brutally cold tonight and locals are already starting to notice VERY FEW cyclists using pricey and often controversial Kansas City bike lanes.

Bike walk advocates contend: "For many in the Kansas City region, walking, rolling, or biking isn’t a seasonal activity– it’s just how they get around."

That's true but it's still important to note that BIKE/WALK KC REFUSES TO SHARE SPECIFIC DEETS REGARDING JUST HOW MANY CYCLISTS, EXACTLY, USE BIKE LANES. THIS OBFUSCATION THWARTS ANY INFORMATIVE CONVERSATION  ABOUT THE EXORBITANT COST OF BIKE LANES OR THEIR PRACTICALITY.

The cold, arctic chill fact check . . .

THIS KANSAS CITY WINTER RENDERS MOST BIKE LANES POINTLESS AS LOCALS SIMPLY FIND A SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF TRAVEL!!!

Buses and ride shares remain a more effective solution.

Meanwhile, even light snowfall shows us that Armour Blvd bike lanes remains one of the most embarrassing mistakes for cycling advocates and their local Waterloo.



Nevertheless, we still believe the following info is important because we might not agree with these consultant activists on anything SAVE their concern about people on local streets during harsh weather . . . Checkit:

BikeWalkKC is partnering with Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and several of our Business Members to collect new and gently used items for people who walk and bike through the winter. The Whatever the Weather Gear Drive will run Friday, November 8th – Friday, December 6th, and we invite you to participate.

How to help:

- Gather your gear: hats, gloves, winter socks, scarves, balaclavas, etc.

- Visit a participating drop off site:

BikeWalkKC
1106 E. 30th Street, Kansas City, MO 64109
M-F 9AM-4PM

Run 816
304 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
T-F 10AM-7PM
Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday 7AM-4PM

Spokes Cafe|Cyclery
1200 Washington St suite b, Kansas City, MO 64105
M-F 7AM-9PM
Saturday & Sunday 8AM-4PM
-OR-
929 Walnut St.. Kansas City, MO 64106
M-F 6:30AM-6:30PM
Saturday & Sunday 8AM-4PM

Velo Garage & Taphouse
1403 Swift St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
T-W 11AM-8PM
Thursday – Saturday 11AM-10PM
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And yes, just to conclude our Sunday night, we thank readers this week and hope our fellow news junkies STAY TUNED for the morning update . . . More importantly, even if there aren't very many cyclists out on local streets . . . WE STILL WANT THEM TO STAY WARM!!!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they need donations, they might just want to take it our of that 400 million they're asking for.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Too cruel.

I'm sure you have some old jackets, sweaters and gloves that people could use! No, I hate bike lanes too but don't think people should be cold.

Gobi said...

Don't forget the coats for kids drive on KMBZ. Might not agree with their politics but I REALLY like the effort they put forward to keep students warm during the winter months. That's part of what makes KC such a great place.

Anonymous said...

^^^ KC more than BBQ. Who'da thunk it?

Anonymous said...

11:27 don't be an idiot. KC is not a great place...hundreds of others are far better.

Anonymous said...

Do they even make Thermal Spandex?

Anonymous said...

We need to enclose and heat the bike lanes so the 1% can ride year round in confort.

Anonymous said...

Wow people don't ride bikes in the cold, what an amazing insight.

Next up? TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! FEWER PEOPLE USE PARKS IN THE WINTER!!! SHOULD WE BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DEADBEAT NEGROES THERE INSTEAD?!?!

Ignacio Prorkba said...

Virtue signaling at its best by BikeWalkKC. Eric 'Spandex' Bunch is very proud of this.

Anonymous said...

Not a problem in North Kansas City.
During daily driving in NKC in the month plus (fairly good weather)since the Bike Lanes were installed, I've seen the following...

2 bicyclists riding northbound in the street on Swift,
1 bicyclist riding northbound on the sidewalk on the west side of Swift,
1 bicyclist riding on the sidewalk (beside the Bike Lane) eastbound on Armour,
and ONE bicyclist riding for ONE block IN THE BIKE LANE, eastbound from Jasper to Knox, where she turned off, southbound on Knox.

Not a 24/7 sample I know, but a pretty good indication of he extent of the activity in NKC - plus the fact that there are always more automobiles than bicycles parked in front of the "Velogarage" during it business hours.

Ignatius C. Einstein said...

Snow plow drivers love the bike lanes! It gives them someplace to pile up the snow they have pushed out of the way of the 99.9999999998% of people actually trying to get somewhere important.

Anonymous said...

Every year we get groups asking for donations of coats, backpacks, socks, shoes, etc for those in need. What the hell did those in need do with all the stuff we gave them last year?

Anonymous said...

GET RID of the BIKE LANES on ARMOUR BLVD!!!!!!! They are never used and it is dangerous for the neighborhood traffic!

Anonymous said...

@854, Well we had warm weather and they threw those coats away because the suckers that work for a living will always hand down their old ones. I suspect there will be a lot of Chief's coats donated this year as the public grows weary of the "wait until next year" crap.

Anonymous said...

bike lanes make it more dangerous for bikers in snow. They can't use the bike lanes so they have to get into the cramped one lane since it's the only part that's plowed.

Someone should just dumb a bag of cement every block in the bike lanes

Anonymous said...

Need a coat go to a thrift store, skip the fast food one day.

Anonymous said...

Bike riders do not contribute ANYTHING to the upkeep of the streets or even the bike lanes. So just based upon economics they should not exist.

Anonymous said...

It's not just economics it's about the political power they wield.