Editorial: After tragic death of a cyclist, Kansas City must take a hard look at transportation changes (Vision Zero Watch)

A draft of Bunch’s resolution calls for eliminating Kansas City’s traffic fatalities by 2030. It would set up a Vision Zero Task Force to meet this year to accomplish that goal.

Other transportation advocates urged the council to adopt the Bike KC Master Plan, an ambitious effort to carve out more space for cyclists in city neighborhoods. An online petition urging a city response has gathered more than 500 signatures.

All of these efforts are laudable. Even one pedestrian death, or one traffic fatality, or one bicycle tragedy is one too many. Dozens of cities have joined the Vision Zero Network, which wants to eliminate all traffic fatalities in the U.S.

Kansas City should be the next to sign up.