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by tower
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I think the combination of streetcar + cars + pedestrians makes it too dangerous. You have tracks on the street, stops that will make scooter drivers want to get around, and no space. I don't understand why anyone would ride a bike down main either. Just go any other street and then cut over. I wou...
by tower
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Just so I'm clear, you're saying block electric scooters from Main Street entirely? Including the street? Or just parking them? Yeah, I don't agree with that at all. Slippery slope. Bikes would be next, I guarantee it. I think the combination of streetcar + cars + pedestrians makes it too dangerous...
by tower
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

This article makes it sound like spin is getting out of bike share nationwide, in favor of scooters:

https://ustatesman.com/spin-bike-share- ... erminated/

I couldn't find any other sources, but I also don't see anything about bikes on spin's site.
by tower
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197378

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

What happened to the city plan to build a giant garage with street level retail between the market and Delaware? I believe it died. Hopefully--but what is dead can never truly die. Something like that anyway. Seems you're right. Right now, according to the city, there are no plans to add public gar...
by tower
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

After riding these, I am seriously considering buying an electric longboard or something similar. There is a new folding one that would be great for taking on the bus, perfect for first/last mile. https://www.linkyinnovation.com/.
by tower
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197378

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

What happened to the city plan to build a giant garage with street level retail between the market and Delaware?
by tower
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Very few on the map now at 4:38PM. Seems ridership is so high most are running out of power by late afternoon, just a guess. We were in RM this afternoon (late lunch at Freestyle Poke - yum) to Union Station and noticed anecdotally fewer ride on sidewalk compared to first few days. Also didn't see ...
by tower
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

My first Bird sighting in KC was one trapped in my apartment lobby at 11:30 last night...
by tower
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3246

Re: e-Scooter Share

I just dont understand how the bikes or scooters can be prevented from vandalism? How can u stop a group of teens who are bored and they decide they want to throw a bunch of scooters or bikes in the missouri river? Between the GPS and the alarm, there is enough risk of getting caught that I don't t...
by tower
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2124
Views: 233685

Re: Misc Crossroads News

So with four feet of width taken off of the travel lanes (and I doubt the parking lanes will be 12 feet wide), what does the extra road space go to? Will a turn lane be added? A buffer between the parking and the sidewalk?
by tower
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6637

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Eric Bunch is running against her, it seems. Staub mentioned Bunch was running in his video today. I can't find any other mention of it except for in Tony's Kansas City which says he is running for 4th at-large and also calls Bunch a "militant", lol. Eric is indeed running against her, he had a cam...
by tower
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6637

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Eric Bunch is running against her, it seems. Staub mentioned Bunch was running in his video today. I can't find any other mention of it except for in Tony's Kansas City which says he is running for 4th at-large and also calls Bunch a "militant", lol.
by tower
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 292
Views: 29487

Re: Bike Lanes

Wtf is this nonsense? Paseo Bike Lanes: Public Works leaders said it could be similar to the bike lane on Southwest Boulevard http://fox4kc.com/2018/06/21/city-leaders-planning-19-mile-bike-lane-along-the-paseo-but-still-looking-for-full-funding/ I'd rather ride in the street than ride on the Southw...
by tower
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6637

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

I'm surprised that any first term council member would want to run for mayor in a crowded field where they will be way outspent. It isn't like they can do much more than they currently do. People are negative about Kander's potential candidacy because he might be using it as a springboard to a highe...
by tower
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 671
Views: 76157

Re: Three Light

I'm surprised that Justus voted against the incentives.
by tower
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 6099

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

dnweava wrote:New idea:

name each streetcar for an iconic person and wrap it in some fancy graphics. 801=MLK, 802= a president, 803= a scientist, etc.
I want a Tom Pendergast streetcar. MLK, Truman, Pendergast.
by tower
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 57
Views: 3483

Re: 1800 Walnut

It looks much better than what I was imagining in my head. The only concern that I have about height is that it may satisfy too much demand and delay prolong the existence of our parking lot hellscape. I don't think that this particular building will soak up all the demand or anything, but if a lot ...
by tower
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170906

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

flyingember wrote:. You run three busses immediately behind one another all pulling into each stop together. Then the only real variable is the vehicle type.
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by tower
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 79
Views: 6637

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

Rumor has it that Jason Kander is considering a run for Mayor. On his last podcast he did say that he had a big announcement to make soon, but a mayoral run would be surprising. He has been so involved with national politics that it will make it an interesting race, but if he won, the office of mayo...
by tower
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2202
Views: 170906

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Those things signal less congestion to me.... Not more Ride sharing generates congestion because the cars are out driving around looking for rides or on the way to pick up a passenger. It also reduces transit use. https://qz.com/1103247/uber-and-lyft-services-may-increase-road-congestion-as-people-...