A surprising Sunday truism . . .
Apparently, quite a few Kansas City hipsters are so effete and useless that they IMAGINE stepping aboard a bus in order to make the world a better place . . . But never quite commit to it.
In fairness and just for edification . . .
A trip aboard the bus doesn't actually help save the planet but merely seems to ease middle-class white guilt.
Accordingly, we share this missive that DREAMS of a better world by way of mass transit but then seemingly admits that it's not practical for people who have to get somewhere in a hurry and have the money to make that happen . . .
Meanwhile, we're merely in awe that some white lady was paid to write this analysis . . .
"Kansas City is home to plenty of people I’ll call aspirational transit users. That is, people who like the idea of public transit, but either haven’t tried it here, or have looked into it but concluded that it’s just too impractical for regular use — especially given another choice.
"But people do get around Kansas City by bus every day. It is possible.
"As the metro wrestles with what can be done to reverse course on climate change, reliance on personal automobiles looms large as an obstacle to change. On the whole, we just need to drive less. Which means more people probably need to get familiar with transit."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Stephen Juza is about to buy a car. For the last few years, he's taken the 519 from downtown - where he lives - to the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, where he works. He gets on the bus near Crown Center and doesn't have to get back off until reaching 151 st street.