A friend of the blog and a visionary for Kansas City, Clay Chastain champions new ways to develop this town.
Here's the latest . . .
Clay Chastain: A new "Greenway Transportation Corridor" along Troost Ave. to emancipate a blighted and long standing racial barrier.
For too long, Kansas City's hapless oppressive government has failed to provide a solution to fix our City's tragic symbol of racial disparity. The people's petition initiative aims to dislodge human misery, urban failure, racial strife and cars along Troost Avenue by creating a new green alternative transportation-oriented corridor. A redesigned, refurbished and rejuvenated Troost will captivate our nation's racial-torn attention and turn the tide of negativity. A new residential / commercial community will be born where urban planners have dared to go. Thousands of divergent people will flock to live along this new urban oasis now reconfigured into a new green quiet transportation corridor of prosperity. A quiet, rapid and all-electric transit line will be flanked by separated lanes for pedestrians, bicyclists and scooters. There is nothing like it in the U.S. It will be a City changer. The "Troost Greenway" will interconnect with other Kansas City Greenways, a new Union Station Hub, new electric transit lines and a mini-electric shuttle bus system to enable citizens to live along the Greenways and move about the entire City without the need to own and use an automobile. Super great for improving a sad racially-stigmatized part of our City and everything else.
But for 787 days now, Mayor Lucas and the City Council have refused to allow Kansas City voters to embrace this vision largely because it is not their idea. The right to vote on the people's petition is now before U.S. District Judge Roseann E. Ketchmark. For the sake of democracy, and our City itself, pray We the People prevail over We the Government.
Clay Chastain, leader of the Committee of Petitioners.
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