Well, summer is here again. Once again on a recent Saturday, I left for work from my home in South Hyde Park only to find that I was effectively barricaded in my own neighborhood because there was some run down Gillham Road.
Every direction I tried to go to get around this, I was directed by security back toward my own home. I was trying to get to the QuikTrip on Main to put gas in my almost-empty vehicle before heading back to 71 Highway for work. Long story short: I ended up being 45 minutes late.
To the city permits department and the organizers of these events: Please consider the impact you are having on the citizens of midtown before you do this again.
If organizations wish to put together these events, Westport High School has a running track behind its building. Mill Creek Park has a wonderful jogging track. Have your events there and leave the streets of Kansas City open to those who need to use them.
Not all of us have weekends free, nor can we wait for your event to end before we go about our business.