Right now we present a rare opportunity to commend a controversial council lady and support her rebuke of a transit trend that has complicated life on Kansas City streets.
In a bold move that should resonate across the metro . . .
KANSAS CITY'S 3RD DISTRICT LEADER PUSHES BACK AGAINST BIKE LANES!!!
This move is a long time coming and contradicts "white knight" Bike/Walk activism which pretends to champion the interests of the urban core.
On this issue, we believe that council lady Robinson has devised a brilliant strategy that should guide other local leaders.
"Kansas City Council member Melissa Robinson proposed an ordinance that would allow the 3rd District to opt out of new bike lanes under the Complete Streets program — and possibly remove existing lanes."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Four years after Kansas City began adding more bike lanes under the Complete Streets infrastructure program, some residents in the 3rd District want more control over where they go - or stop them altogether. Karen Boyd, executive director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, claims the new bike lanes have caused confusion and even safety concerns for drivers and pedestrians.