Tag Archive: 'De Soto Bike Ban'
Posted on September 15, 2011 | No CommentsBy a 4-1 margin, the De Soto city council has voted to repeal the prohibition against non-motorized vehicles on 83rd Street east of the city, ending a painful and embarrassing episode in Kansas bicycling history.Posted on January 21, 2011 | No CommentsThe De Soto Bike Ban has been an embarrassment for the city and the state for more than a decade, but turnover on the city council brings renewed hope that this repugnant bike ban will finally be lifted.Posted on July 24, 2010 | 3 CommentsFollowing a recent decision by the De Soto, Kansas city council to retain the bicycle ban on a local road, the De Soto Explorer ran an online poll that asked readers whether the bike ban should be lifted?" About three-quarters of respondents said "yes". Will the city council act?Posted on January 14, 2010 | 3 CommentsAwkward: Prairie Village cyclist Bill Hancock, author of 'Riding with the Blue Moth', about his cross-country bicycle tour, will speak to the Chamber of Commerce in bicycle-hostile De Soto, Kansas.Posted on December 10, 2009 | 6 CommentsThe city council in De Soto, Kansas has decided to keep the bicycle ban on 83rd Street, after earlier this year promising to lift it. They're concerned that lifting the ban would make the street popular with bicyclists. Oh the horror!Posted on July 3, 2009 | 6 CommentsThe De Soto city council has taken the first steps to rescind the ban on bicycles on 83rd Street easy of the town. The ban has been in place since the 1990's and is one of the few (perhaps only) such ordinance in Kansas.