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by scooterj
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

All's good. Having too much Mexican food too late after a crappy day at work and being stressed over too many rapidly approaching deadlines makes one hypersensitive/cranky online.
by scooterj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Jesus. You make one suggestion that a few blocks of Of one street might be too dangerous for them (the same few blocks that have signs cautioning cyclists, mind you), and suddenly you are some sort of murderous pro-car nut job.
by scooterj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

chrizow wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:45 pm
scooterj wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:43 pm
I was driving back to work from getting my hair cut.
WHO'S THE MENACE NOW, driving your death machine on our public streets...
If they'd built the streetcar long enough the first time around I wouldn't HAVE to drive! :lol:
by scooterj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I didn't have any real beef with the scooter riders until today when I was driving back to work from getting my hair cut. I really think they need to be banned on Main from 12th to 20th. The traffic lanes are just too narrow to be able to get around them safely and the streetcar tracks are a scooter...
by scooterj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)
Replies: 9
Views: 6026

Re: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been over this way so this might be old news, but I noticed signage up last night.

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by scooterj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2160
Views: 241462

Re: Misc Crossroads News

loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 am
DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
...and what's now the Crossroads was once considered "Midtown".
Also commonly was referenced as "Crosstown".....
Or, as I knew it the first time I passed through it decades ago, at night: "that creepy area south of downtown with all the abandoned buildings". How things change.
by scooterj
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

alejandro46 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 am
Tried to ride a Bird with a friend last night, spent 5 minutes looking for two around PNL that were on the map but not there :(
Meanwhile I keep seeing Birds parked on the sidewalk that aren't on the map. (But their lights are blinking so I assume they have power.)
by scooterj
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1972
Views: 204537

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

FangKC wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:36 am
Betty Rae’s Opening Soon in River Market


https://cityscenekc.com/betty-raes-open ... er-market/
"The 21,000 square-foot space..."
Good LORD that's a lot of ice cream!
by scooterj
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

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. My money is on May 5. My Google Photos archive of that day show it sunny and clear, with my redbuds in full bloom, and photos of people...
by scooterj
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

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

Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed to the "Globe" icon in the settings.) The 3D imagery is so old it shows the earliest stages of One Light. Thanks for the tip on disabling stupid 3d mode, couldn't find where they moved the setting to on desktop versio...
by scooterj
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

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

Only on mobile tho. Full desktop site still shows one light as a brown pit, My building(1914 Main) is still a surface lot. And also (on mobile) only when zoomed in a bit. Zoomed out on mobile still shows the old map. Desktop does show it too, but you have to disable 3D (which they recently changed ...
by scooterj
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36978

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

Except, on the line above that, "On Sidewalk" is one of the options for where the pedestrian was struck.
by scooterj
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36978

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

I tried to fix the picture in Photoshop, but now that it's legible the point being made is lost on me?

(Direct link to larger version)
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by scooterj
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Connecting disconnected pathways
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Connecting disconnected pathways

Earlier this evening I was on the Heart of America Bridge looking down directly above the path in Riverfront Park, and it occurred to me how near yet how far these two pathways are. So when I got home I routed out what the walk time is to get from where I was to the exact same spot 50-ish feet below...
by scooterj
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 388
Views: 9125

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

KCPowercat wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:01 pm
I found Bill George!


:lol:

On a related note, has anyone tried this here with a Bird yet?

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/artsblo ... d-be-funny
by scooterj
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2160
Views: 241462

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Some new businesses in Crossroads & Westside I noticed while going through liquor license updates, unsure if any of these have been mentioned yet: * Grad School, a restaurant from Springfield, in the works for the old Jilly's/Coda spot. https://www.facebook.com/Grad-School-84764887589/ (Springfield ...
by scooterj
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2160
Views: 241462

Re: Misc Crossroads News

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Axe throwing! https://badaxethrowing.com/locations/ax ... nsas-city/

Is this really in such high demand that we need a second place?
by scooterj
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 47
Views: 4489

Re: KC Star building redevelopment

"A sports pub with several outdoor sand volleyball courts on the north side of the property at the northwest corner of 17th and McGee" I dunno, the sand volleyball courts just seems so weird to me. Wonder if we would be the first city in the US to have sand volleyball courts in a central downtown s...
by scooterj
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 157
Views: 19389

Re: North Kansas City

New welcome arch sign going up on Armour tomorrow. This explains the odd curb bumpouts they installed last month at Armour & Buchanan that didn't seem serve any useful purpose.

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/no ... d-saturday
by scooterj
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Outlaw Cigars
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Outlaw Cigars

No dearth of old buildings in NKC and they may be being more pioneering (like Callsign) with their location, but I wonder if this might finally be a re-use for Denim & Diamonds or possible the old Tapcade spot.