Once again, spring-like weather appears and along with it, one of the worst things about living downtown. I refer to the seemingly endless blocking of streets and diverting of traffic for groups of fund-raising runners.
Last Saturday, I needed to go to the grocery store. I head out, only to find I can’t cross Gillham Road because of some run. Also blocked off are portions of Linwood Boulevard and Broadway. I had to drive north until I could turn west and then spent 20 minutes to get back to where I should have been only to find the grocery store parking lot full of the runners’ cars!
Now, fundraising is great. Running is OK for those who like it. But the streets are for motor vehicle traffic. I wish the event planners would go to the Kansas Speedway or out to Arrowhead or the “K.” Park there and run around where there is no traffic and stop disrupting the weekends of the rest of us.