Kansas City 'Zero Traffic Deaths' Goal Will Ruin These Urban Intersections

From the same amateur urban planners who ruined Armour Road and want to destroy every scenic route in Kansas City . . .

Check the best intentions of the Mayor's office that will hopefully save lives but will CERTAINLY supply KCMO with more ugly traffic ornamentation and slower commutes.

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“We want to make sure that we are addressing avoidable (traffic) accidents,” said Lucas, as lunchtime traffic whizzed through the 31st and Gillham Plaza intersection behind him. “And how we address avoidable accidents is how we build the public realm, how we make sure that we're looking out for so many others.”

Intersection improvements are planned at six pilot locations this year. Officials said the locations were chosen based on high crash, fatality and injury rates. The selected intersections are:

- 9th Street and Broadway Boulevard
- Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard
- 31st Street and Prospect Avenue
- 31st Street & Troost Avenue
- 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue
- 82nd Terrace and Troost Avenue

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Kansas City Officially Commits To Zero Traffic Deaths By 2030

Mayor Quinton Lucas kicked off the Vision Zero initiative today, along the route of one of Kansas City's newest bikeway projects. The initiative will encourage a fresh look at the way the city designs, builds and evaluates streets, the mayor said.