From Let’s Go KC:
On Wednesday, October 22nd, the Kansas City Missouri Planning and Zoning Committee will have a public hearing on a new zoning law that includes requirements for bike parking for new buildings. Some real estate developers are opposed to bike parking, so we need your support to show that the public wants this.
Please be at this meeting to show support for long-term and short-term bike parking and traffic impact analysis for bicycles, pedestrians and transit to be written into the new development code. There will likely be discussion on long-term bicycle parking requirements. We don’t know when it will come up on the agenda, so people need to plan for 1-2 hours.
No matter where you live or work, come to City Hall to attend and/or testify at the hearing.
Wednesday 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location is 26th floor, Council Chambers, City Hall, 414 E. 12th Street.
Help us pack the room and show how much support there is.
If you live or work in KCMO please send a quick letter online at Let’s Go KC.
Great bike-friendly cities like Portland, Chicago, and Denver all started with bike parking as one of their first steps, and with your support so can Kansas City.
Bicycle parking is such a simple, common-sense issue that it’s incredible that there’s any controversy, but apparently there is.
It seems like a no-brainer: People on bikes need a safe and secure place to park their vehicles, just as folks driving cars do (though bikes take up far less space).
If you live or work in the Kansas City area, show your support for this fundamental infrastructure.