Bicycle Bullies Part II

Here we go again. Just shy of one year, this coal-rollin’ News Dog editorialized about the hot mess that Bikewalk KC created on Armour Boulevard with the installation of bicycle lanes that makes navigating Armour between Broadway and Gillham much like playing whack-a-mole, only you’re the mole and you’re in a car.

Entering Armour Boulevard from a side street requires the reflexes of a jet fighter pilot in order to quasi-safely cross or enter Armour Boulevard traffic.

Now the bicycle bullies are at it again, attempting to do the same to Independence Avenue.

You heard right folks, Historic Northeast’s major east-west artery is now in the cross hairs of the cycling class who want to take away one lane of traffic in each direction in order to install bicycle lanes in its place.

Anyone who currently navigates the Avenue during daylight hours already knows that it is not a place for the meek or timid driver.

Additionally, ongoing construction projects often close down vehicle traffic lanes creating back-ups that extend for blocks.

Rush hour traffic also does this and anyone going west during the morning drive hours or east during the afternoon drive hours knows that two-vehicle lanes are often not enough to accommodate the amount of commuter traffic that traverses the Avenue on a daily basis.

But the bicycle zealots are bound and determined to have their way and they could care less about what the tax-paying motorists have to say about it.

We just need to dummy up and take our medicine regardless how devastating it may be to vehicular traffic or motorist safety.

The upside of this proposal is that according to some high level city sources, there’s no money in the kitty to pay the freight for the changes.

This Dog, knowing city process like we do, knows that won’t matter and the slush fund that is PIAC will be a bottomless money pit that these spandex-wearing bike bullies will utilize to get the ball rolling.

To that end, this Dog would recommend if you have an opinion on this matter, you may want to attend the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council’s meeting at the 9th & Bellefontaine Salvation Army building and offer up your opinion on the matter.

The meeting starts at 6:30 sharp this Thursday and is in the lower level meeting room.
Show up. Be heard.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Illegal Dumping Update

    October 16th, 2019

    Followers of the News-Dog will remember back in our September 18th edition we caught an illegal dumper in our alley […]

    A rigged game

    October 9th, 2019

    Welcome to Jackson County, where the game is rigged and winning is next to impossible. The Jackson County Board of […]

    Recognized for Excellence

    October 2nd, 2019

    As the curtain falls on another annual Missouri Press Association convention, our team here at the House of News was […]

    Hot Tax Mess

    September 25th, 2019

    County politics can be an adventure to say the least. One look at the hot mess that’s taken place across […]

    Illegal Dumping 101

    September 18th, 2019

    Illegal dumping is an ever-increasing issue in the Historic Northeast community and this “clean-up-after-yourself” Newsdog has fully had enough. Yesterday, […]

  • Hope is not an effective means

    September 11th, 2019

    Last week, newly-elected 3rd District Kansas City Councilwoman Melissa Robinson was quoted saying she “[hopes] the Council makes an informed […]

    Time for the Parks Department to step it up

    September 4th, 2019

    It’s been quite a while since the city’s Parks and Recreation Department has been in this Dog’s crosshairs, but that […]

    Tipping Point

    August 28th, 2019

    The Dog has reached her tipping point. Call it critical mass, call it a population explosion of vagrants, but this […]

    Bicycle Bullies Part II

    August 14th, 2019

    If anything came from last week’s Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council meeting in which residents discussed the proposed bike lanes slated […]

    Out The Window

    July 31st, 2019

    Many things went out the window on July 22nd when ICE agents broke a car window to arrest Florencio Millan-Vasquez […]

  • Faces Of Northeast

  • Postcard

    A royal treat since 1899

    October 16th, 2019

  • Remember This?

  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.