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by scooterj
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Just have both the Linwood and 31st stops. Not worth pissing off a large group of supporters just to cut one stop, especially since either are better than the 45st St stop. Just have one long stop serving both streets better. Why does the train need to stop a block apart to make a small number of p...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 881
Views: 106153

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

shinatoo wrote:
Just look at what we lost.


While they were certainly unusable, given where we are now I find it amusing that one of the first things they had to do when they began construction was rip out all the old streetcar tracks.
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 881
Views: 106153

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Should have done a pic from the 88 title game....or. the. Reebok. Ad! (I'm not giving up) Which building had the Reebok ad? I remember it well, but downtown has changed so much since then I am having a really hard time picturing where it was located. 14th and Grand? Facing the Sprint center now? Th...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 7969

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

I am so glad I found this. My pet peeve is parking. I hate never being able to find a good parking spot. It is not easy to have to walk to far in heels and it is not good after dark to be a lady walking alone. I bet you hate malls and big box stores too. You have to walk the equivalent of dozens of...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 881
Views: 106153

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

KCPowercat wrote:Should have done a pic from the 88 title game....or. the. Reebok. Ad!

(I'm not giving up)



Which building had the Reebok ad? I remember it well, but downtown has changed so much since then I am having a really hard time picturing where it was located.
by scooterj
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The hill compounds the distance between 27th and Linwood. Maybe a stop between 30th/31st would be appropriate in addition to Linwood, as it would be equidistant. This is a big part of the issue here with this being the only spot on the entire line that is proposed to run 2/3 of a mile in-between st...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Fed has an exit to Wyandotte....use that and go to 31st....easy access to multiple north south options. That's good. Send them out to an unsignalized intersection that has poor sight lines during a time of day that 31st is nearly bumper-to-bumper in both directions through there. So they can then h...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm guessing whoever came up with "one auto lane in each direction" for the north section hasn't looked at traffic patterns in the afternoon rush hour, when traffic backs up in all three lanes for multiple blocks, usually at least from 31st to the Federal Reserve but sometimes from Linwoo...
by scooterj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 124
Views: 15879

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

It's nice to see everything happening in this area, but it's also become quite dangerous with this project, Traders (they've closed their temporary sidewalk now), and the bus stops on the other side. Bike lanes were blocked, pedestrians were blocked, and cars had obscured views. I hope they can imp...
by scooterj
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm guessing whoever came up with "one auto lane in each direction" for the north section hasn't looked at traffic patterns in the afternoon rush hour, when traffic backs up in all three lanes for multiple blocks, usually at least from 31st to the Federal Reserve but sometimes from Linwood...
by scooterj
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 138968

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'd think 31st would have more activity than 43rd. I'm surprised that it doesn't show on the presentation with Martini Corner being right up the street. Would be a blow for that area. Totally agreed. I'm very disappointed in the proposed stops in the north section. 27th to Linwood is quite a haul o...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214827

Re: Misc Crossroads News

brewcrew1000 wrote:City Barrel Brewery is not even open yet but it's already moving from 1916 Grand Blvd to 1728 Holme...


I love this.... this is a much better location!
by scooterj
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1788

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

TheLastGentleman wrote:On reddit someone suggested renaming JC Nichols parkway instead. Thought that was interesting


I was about to comment in support of 31st or maybe 18th, but this idea is brilliant.
by scooterj
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 27
Views: 2175

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

moderne wrote:This is the only north south sidewalk other than Grand in the area.


And even that can't be bothered to have continuous segments on either side south of 26th Street.
by scooterj
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 214827

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I'm surprised that's not within the icy clutches of Brad Nichols's veto power. I assumed he was the main reason all the other brewing operations are east of Oak.
by scooterj
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 445
Views: 40715

Re: KC Bike share

Dockless bike operation shuts down in France. France's first dockless bike-sharing program, which launched in October, has shut down operations across the country, citing "the mass destruction" of its fleet. "Over the months of December and January, the mass destruction of our fleet h...
by scooterj
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2006
Views: 129222

Re: beer.

When they open, they'll be the *fifth* (edit, forgot about Brewery Emperial - *sixth* ) brewery within a 4ish-block radius of 18th & Locust. Funny... I personally keep forgetting to re-visit Brewery Emperial (I haven't been there since opening week) even though I usually end up parking next to ...
by scooterj
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 93
Views: 4039

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

3) Garage access from Baltimore apparently doesn't provide an easy path to Main Street (garage layout is like a "double helix", I'm told... whatever that means). i was going to try and describe, but this image does a better job. http://www.berkeleyside.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Cente...
by scooterj
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2364
Views: 171211

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Hah, so at least displaced pedestrians will have a more aesthetically pleasing view as they are run over by trucks. :)
by scooterj
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 255
Views: 32620

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Wow, 3 months for renovations seems a little overboard. Years ago I worked at best buy and we kept the store opened and had a team work overnights for 10 days and completely renovated the building including the restrooms and carpeting. What are they doing that would take months? Possibly re-opening...

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