Kansas City Ballot Issues Affecting Cycling

Two of the proposed ballot initiatives coming to a vote November 5th in the Kansas City area have possible ramifications for cyclists in the area.

Question 1, which has been controversial because such a large proportion of the money raised will be directed towards downtown, allocates $16 million to downtown and $19 million throughout the rest of city: $9.6 million for streets, $2.6 million for municipal buildings, $2.5 million for bridges, $2.5 million for sewers, and $2 million for boulevard curbs and sidewalks.

Question 3, brought forward by Clay Chastain's organization, lacks support of any city officials. A system of trolleys is proposed, as well as a 100-mile mutli-use trail system centered on Penn Valley Park.

Details about both questions can be found in a Kansas City Star article.