Monday, December 30, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! BIKEWALK KC CLAIMS MIDTOWN INTERSECTION 'DANGEROUS BY DESIGN' AND DENOUNCES KANSAS CITY STAR LACKLUSTER REPORTING!!!
A tragic crash over the holidays has sparked an uprising among a community of cyclists and advocates for more accessible Kansas City streets.
To wit . . .
BIKEWALK KC IS ON THE WARPATH AFTER ONE OF THEIR LEADERS WAS STRUCK DOWN IN A SKETCHY CROSSING!!!
Thankfully, Pablo Sanders, Jr. is on the road to recovery but the complaints from this group have garnered more intensity following the tragedy.
Check their latest news blast:
Rush to victim blaming obscures the facts about our dangerous streets
Money line as these crusaders share urban planning knowledge that reveals their goal to move beyond a collection of enthusiasts providing mere bike chain lube advice:
"The intersection at Southwest Trafficway and Valentine Road is dangerous by design, and plans to make it safer are waiting on action from City Hall.
"We are disappointed to see The Star’s coverage of the Pablo Sanders crash, which fails to capture the lived experiences of people who walk and bike in Kansas City, and how our streets are dangerous by design.
"We responded off-the-record to a Star reporter who relayed information she had received from KCPD. That information, and the subsequent article, focused on the color of the cyclist’s clothes and speculation about his behavior, with no mention of the conditions at the crash site or results of a crash investigation or reconstruction – something we see all too often in media coverage of these crashes."
Read their post in its entirety for a look at proposed solutions and more insight into the situation.
And so, because we understand this group has an increasing amount of influence inside City Hall and there's simply no question about their commitment to the cause of street accessibility . . .
LOOK FOR INCREASED BIKEWALK KC ACTIVISM IN 2020!!!
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