Just a bit of good news we learned last night . . .
AFTER 'INTENSE' WESTSIDE DISCUSSIONS, CITY HALL PLANNERS HAVE RELENTED AND DECIDED AGAINST BIKE LANES ON CESAR CHAVEZ AVE!!!
Nope, TKC didn't go to the public meetings (I've got video games to play), and, in fact, it was the work of very nice and thoughtful neighborhood leaders who were surprised at the resistance sparked by faith communities.
Here's the word from some of the very best Westside residents . . .
"The outcry was from the church folk. They were EXTREMELY angry about it . Some of them were in tears. The INTENSE reaction to changes proposed in parking surprised city hall planners. The disruption to Sunday services caused by putting drivers in the middle of the street was simply too much to impose on people. To their credit, KCMO backed down. There are smarter places to put these lanes . . . Using bike lanes to gentrify a neighborhood was the wrong decision . . . I'm glad City Hall actually listened to residents in this instance."
And so the debate over bike lanes continue more urban neighborhoods examine the impact of the increasingly controversial transit effort.
Developing . . .