The KCMO City Council’s Transportation Committee met this morning to discuss proposals to create more space for people to better adhere to social distancing guidelines as they walk, run, roll, or bike during the outbreak.
The committee supported small-scale, neighborhood-led street projects. However, they did not support closing parts of four-lane streets to create connected networks like what we’ve seen in other cities. The full City Council will vote on the idea of creating space for people during its legislative session Thursday at 2:00 pm.
This is a positive development, but we still have work to do.
We need KCMO residents to reach out to the full City Council and let them know that we need #SpaceForPeopleKC. Contact the Mayor and City Council and ask them to support Resolution 200277. Encourage your friends in KCMO to do the same!
If you live elsewhere in the region, please read more about our ideas for creating space for people during this crisis and contact your own Mayor and City Council to ask them to do something similar in your community.
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