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by tower
Wed May 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 138
Views: 19694

Re: Brookside

bspecht wrote:... at 63rd & The Paseo near "East Brookside".


More like address TBD, lol
by tower
Tue May 22, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 991
Views: 110881

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Bike score update: Some cities fell in the rankings. Because the Bike Score algorithm no longer counts road shoulders as bike lanes, Kansas City (Missouri), Atlanta, and Las Vegas all saw significant score drops. (Detailed methodology is available here.) https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/these-are-th...
by tower
Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 63
Views: 3066

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Can I nominate Madison, SW Trafficway, and Belleview for this honor...maybe I can hate it a little less. It does have an intersection of three roads... Maybe we could redo all of these streets as part of the renaming. Renaming them as is would feel like kind of an insult. Still, none of those stree...
by tower
Sun May 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 373
Views: 41182

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

A yellow beige is indeed the final color https://www.arterrakc.com/Gallery.aspx When I saw that picture before, and I thought the brick was dark, but now that I see it again I realize it was beige/tan in all those renderings. Tricky. I was pretty disappointed the first time I saw it, but now I'm gi...
by tower
Sat May 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 373
Views: 41182

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

The brick is going up. It looks like a beige color. They may plan to stain it or something, otherwise it will be a pretty big departure from the concept.

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by tower
Fri May 18, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

Drove paseo this week and imagined how cool a bike track would be ...be like a bike superhighway to anywhere I would ever want to go on a bike. Agreed. the paseo would be a really nice ride, and as a bonus, it has the most gradual slope of any of the north/south streets between downtown and midtown...
by tower
Fri May 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

I read somewhere that the striping will be completed in a couple weeks.

Having no buffer is a bigger problem than I anticipated, but at least no one is parking in the actual bike lane.
by tower
Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1872
Views: 183113

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

I got the impression that the new Delaware building was going to be more of a market than a food hall, like the Minneapolis Midtown Global Market or the Milwaukee Public Market.
by tower
Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

Physically protected bike lanes would help but is still baffling to me that Grand was chosen for main bike path when it is also a major bus route. I use Walnut instead and have noticed others do too. The car I saw was on the new Armour Blvd. lanes, but it is a problem on Grand as well. I think that...
by tower
Wed May 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

I already saw a car in the bike lane yesterday- they were loading something up in their car. The parking spaces aren't fully painted though- maybe with the buffer, cars will do a better job of respecting the bike lanes.
by tower
Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

Its interesting that they are investing in the Main Max stops, considering that it will require some reconfiguration after the streetcar is extended. Also, did anyone notice the ticket vending machines?? That's a pretty big deal, I'm surprised is was't mentioned in the article. edit: I s...
by tower
Tue May 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

People also drive a lot faster with wider lanes. I know I'm guilty of that. (Literally- I recently got a ticket on a frontage road with lanes wider than freeway lanes.) They should also get rid of the double yellow line in the center. I don't have any evidence, but I feel that that causes people to ...
by tower
Sat May 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 453
Views: 42417

Re: KC Bike share

I've been to a couple of cities with dockless bike share in the last few weeks, and the bikes are remarkably orderly. That's probably the same everywhere, but the one time that a bike is parked in the middle of the sidewalk or something, people blow it out of proportion and focus on that one instance.
by tower
Fri May 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 280
Views: 24798

Re: Bike Lanes

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by tower
Fri May 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown
Replies: 325
Views: 38175

Re: UMKC Conservatory of Music considers move to downtown

WoodDraw wrote:Honest question: does anyone here regularly use BAP?


I imagine that it is used only by people in the Marriott or the Hilton, and only because it is right there. Even someone living nearby would probably go somewhere else for anything that one would need a plaza for.
by tower
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Troost developments
Replies: 659
Views: 74482

Re: Troost developments

Fencing is up around the market building on SW corner of Armour and Troost (blocking the sidewalk and bus stop). I'm guessing this is coming down soon. I don't know why they would tear this down before the other two buildings (besides wanting to rush it through before it can be stopped). Yesterday ...
by tower
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 5172

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

kcjak wrote:A roundabout with a train involved sounds like a horrible idea for a region where people aren't used to maneuvering around a train.


It would have to go straight through the middle. I can't find it now, but I'm pretty sure I've seen a picture of a tram going through a roundabout like that in Poland.
by tower
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 41
Views: 2983

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Most post WWII lots are way too huge. But how can areas developed like that be infilled? Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats). The city can also incentivize people to split up the lot when rebuilding by banning extra large houses. The problem is that to incentivize ADU's or splitting lots, our l...
by tower
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 5172

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

Light rail makes more sense to the TSC. This would also connect eastern suburbs to DT with Park and Ride to the RM. I disagree, in my opinion the purpose of these streetcars is connecting neighborhoods with frequent stops. It would cost more and be more inefficient for a commuter rail which would s...
by tower
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 41
Views: 2983

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Hey! Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm putting together a presentation about how KC has overbuilt low-density areas leading to massive detrimental long-term effects. I am currently struggling to find examples and data about the differences between dense and low density neighborhoo...

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