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by tower
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 31
Views: 1009

Re: "Tower East"

Names like that can take, and last for decades. I like Martini Corner because it came from something specific locally as opposed to calling a neighborhood "The East Village," and sort of stealing it from another city for place-making purposes. What is called "The East Village" neighborhood here was...
by tower
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2169
Views: 242277

Re: Misc Crossroads News

^ Thanks for the redundancy but that wasn't a part of the discussion in the thread RE: YJ's. A million Kansas Citians including every single news "reporter" stupidly refer to anything east of Troost as the "East Side." Old School KC's know that the "East Side" was always Truman Rd to 31st St and Ja...
by tower
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2422

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

flyingember wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:43 am


Why did they build such a big garage, and place the tower on top of it, when the hotel's location is suburban and there is so much land around it?

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.5913144 ... a=!3m1!1e3
To match the ridiculously overbuilt interchange, duh.
by tower
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1685
Views: 180034

Re: KC in TV and Movies

I don't know for sure, but outside of establishing shots of Kelly's and possibly a few other locales I don't think M&E ever actually did any filming in the city. Also within the first 40 seconds of the first episode, an unseen tow truck dispatcher advises Eddie of an accident on "35W" which basical...
by tower
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 37039

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) I don't know if it is the point, but I do notice that people killed while on the sidewalk would have to be marked "other". The incident report assumes that drivers ...
by tower
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1580

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

The development tracker pdf isn't readable on my device apparently. Would anyone mind sharing any pictures/info from it? The best render was already posted. 13 floors, 2 restaurants, 0 car parking, 3 short term bike parking, 7 long term bike parking. Expected completion 2020, groundbreaking 2019. T...
by tower
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 36
Views: 1580

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Nice. That will have some incredible views from the rooftop too. Wonder why there is a such a large gap between it and the exiting building next door. I'm not sure that the gap is very large. I think the rendering is a bit tapered to make the building seem less blocky. look at the gap at the sidewa...
by tower
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 392
Views: 9506

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I wonder if the speedometers may cause people to go faster than they are comfortable with.

Off topic, but I've also wondered the same about cars, particularly on the freeway.
by tower
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 392
Views: 9506

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 1975
Views: 205195

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 1975
Views: 205195

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 392
Views: 9506

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: 2169
Views: 242277

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: 80
Views: 8802

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: 80
Views: 8802

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.