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by bspecht
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 94
Views: 10665

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

This "club" is one of couple places modern DJ culture is actually happening in KC now – something completely missing to this point. Sorry they're not buying much food at 10:30p, but it's a good look for our scene.
by bspecht
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 535
Views: 27675

Re: Next Mayor 2019

There will be 6 debates, 6 other events with both candidates. https://www.kmbc.com/article/kc-mayoral ... s/27080030
by bspecht
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 315
Views: 62851

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

normalthings wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:28 pm
This project is going to be absolutely massive.
In the dimensions that aren't vertical, yes.
by bspecht
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 30
Views: 9204

Re: One North Development

Why are they building a mini-Leawood a mile from downtown? What a waste.
by bspecht
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 816
Views: 124025

Re: Three Light

Work is happening – would be surprised to see ground break in 2019, though.
by bspecht
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 342
Views: 51546

Re: Bike Lanes

by bspecht
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amazon searching for second HQ
Replies: 360
Views: 51724

Re: Amazon searching for second HQ

HQ2 choices were about availability of talent, plain and simple. There's an equation for attracting that talent that transit fits into, though. Relevant: http://siliconprairienews.com/2018/11/guest-post-your-city-never-stood-a-chance-of-hq2/ (Calling Crystal City the 'D.C. suburbs' is a bit of a str...
by bspecht
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 161
Views: 21700

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:26 am
Who is the candidate that will be most likely to continue our resurgence DT?
Jolie. No doubt.
by bspecht
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Wichita's Downtown development
Replies: 22
Views: 3404

Re: Wichita's Downtown development

Was in Wichita for the first time a couple weeks back, some big things happening. Good to see. - Union Station is undergoing a complete renovation. - Next door, Cargill is wrapping a large office building. - Few noticably newer apartment developments (including one that's a half conversion of a park...
by bspecht
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

It's unnerving since there are so many good bike lanes all over that city as well. There are a few, but the bike lane network really isn't that strong – and they rarely will get you to near the front door where you're trying to go. Living in DC, people do use the sidewalk a good bit – I've never re...
by bspecht
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 21
Views: 3995

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Looks like the satellite update is from a Saturday morning about ~10am. Swaths of empty parking in Crossroads, while River Market surface parking is near capacity.
by bspecht
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

"The City has signed an interim operating agreement with @BirdRide, a company that rents electric scooters. People should follow bicycle rules while riding these scooters. Ride in the streets, or in bike lanes where available. Do not ride on sidewalks." https://twitter.com/KCMO/status/10243816816403...
by bspecht
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: On-going downtown development projects
Replies: 381
Views: 100704

Re: On-going downtown development projects

I just wanted to keep an updated sticky for on-going development projects in downtown KC (let's define that loosely as the River Market-Crossroads-Plaza Corridor). I would like to continually update this. I would like to keep this to concrete proposals (even if they don't come to fruition) rather t...
by bspecht
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 169
Views: 28956

Re: New transportation technologies

A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/a-225-gps-spoofer-can-send-autonomous-vehicles-into-oncoming-traffic/ Satnav is basic level "guidance" system for an autonomous vehicle, behind things like LIDAR – a public v...
by bspecht
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Lime started in DC as 100% bike (400 vehicle limit), but has switched at least 95% of them over to scooters.
by bspecht
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

It's Day 2 – let's give both Bird & users some time. They have an infinite number of scooters they can deploy, if demand dictates.
by bspecht
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

FYI Lime scooters operate later hours + larger battery than Birds.
by bspecht
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Those are unenforced Bird rules, so far as I know – vehicles are same in every city. KCMO has made zero public guidance for these – given the vehicles blur a line within current regulations. __ Yeah, that's what I was implying. If profitable, wouldn't be surprising if Bcycle buys them. Maybe – don't...
by bspecht
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

earthling wrote:Looks like they are spreading outside of downtown a bit - one currently in KCK and 4 E of Costco. Appears to be Bcycle office and they are nearly fully charged. Is Bcycle collaborating?
Maybe they signed up to be Chargers? ;-)
by bspecht
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 623
Views: 42311

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Excited for KC to have these! They'll spread out soon enough. Such incredible city-condensing devices, that are just getting started. More discussion from the past month here: http://kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20572 Spechter what do you make of the price? Seems to add up rather quickly. Can – de...