Saturday, April 11, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! BIKE/WALK ACTIVISTS DEVISE PLAN TO RESTRICT KANSAS CITY AUTO TRAFFIC PERMANENTLY AFTER CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN!!!
Empty streets under the coronavirus lock down order has inspired Kansas City activists to advocate for more control over how people move and advance their vision of this cowtown as a place where pedestrian, bike and public transit dominate streets instead of cars.
Here's their latest manifesto . . .
Bike/WalkKC: How We Can Create Space for People
BikeWalkKC offers this list of ideas for new public space and we urge local leaders to consider making more space for people. In the midst of the pandemic, we believe such considerations are an appropriate substitute for the sort of changes we would normally suggest for residents to pursue in our Complete KC DIY Guide.
Read their post for the deets but here are the basics for their plan:
Slow Down the Cars
DIY Street Closures
Close Streets to Through Traffic
Cities could create temporary road diets along major arterials where car traffic has declined significantly. A network of road diets could create new, temporary facilities connecting key destinations, such as hospitals, grocery stores, and parks.
And whilst this all sounds interesting, it's important to see one more special interest using coronavirus to advance their agenda.
Developing . . .