Here's How Kansas City Amateur Urban Planners Are Destroying Martini Corner

Quick bit of history . . .

Martini Corner had its heyday back when real estate was cheaper and most locals didn't want much to do with this part of town. 

Hipsters and denizens of the LGBT community moved in and build great bars and rehabbed old houses. 

Now that progress is taking hold . . . Bike/Walk activists want to destroy the traffic flow and stick their thumb in efforts that smarter people helped establsih.

Here's a peek at their progress so far . . .

The changes take four lanes of traffic, with two each heading east and west, and creates one land of traffic in each direction between Main Street and Troost. Parking is permanent along the sidewalk for most of that area now and left-turn lanes will hopefully cut down on cars swinging into traffic to get around a turning car in front of them.

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31st Street resurfacing changing how cars move through three neighborhoods

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A main road in Kansas City, Missouri is looking a lot different for drivers as city crews paint new lanes onto a resurfaced East 31st St. The stretch of 31st between Main Street and Troost Avenue was one of the most dangerous stretches for cars, cyclists, and pedestrians, according to city data and Kansas City, Missouri transportation planner Bobby Evans.