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by tower
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 57
Views: 4955

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: 73720

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: 4958

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: 49
Views: 1959

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: 2178
Views: 163572

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: 57
Views: 4955

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: 2178
Views: 163572

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-...
by tower
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 107
Views: 7654

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

It's never been studied and that hill might be an issue, although it was there when the previous streetcar system was in place. Using the cycling route elevation feature on google maps, it looks like Warwick to Gilliam is a 4.7% gradient, about the same as the Pershing to 30th gradient on Main. Loc...
by tower
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 107
Views: 7654

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

From the Biz Journal article: In the long term, James said he hoped to see an east-west extension in the streetcar’s future, as was proposed in 2014. Voters rejected the larger effort to extend the streetcar to the Country Club Plaza, as well as east on Independence Avenue and Linwood Boulevard. “I...
by tower
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Divide MO into two states?
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Divide MO into two states?

You're probably not thinking big enough. Especially west of the Appalachians, states are a construct that does not even come close to matching the economic and cultural patterns within the US. We should redo all states borders or have state constitutions redone to give more power to the county/city ...
by tower
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 591
Views: 62133

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Omaha has built several nice 12 to 15 story appt. towers on their riverfront. Think we should demand at least a 7 story minimum the rest of the way here. I would rather have the PortKC rendering of the riverfront over Omaha's riverfront any day of the week. Omaha's riverfront is the opposite of a d...
by tower
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project
Replies: 66
Views: 5041

Re: Muehlebach Hotel / KC Club Project

Would think all this event space around downtown would eventually transition to retail space as demand increases, at least some ground floor event space. Downtown has the lowest/best retail vacancy in the metro (consistently under 3%) so maybe sooner than later? I think that right now we are at a w...
by tower
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2178
Views: 163572

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Couldn't a DBOM contact lead to a situation like Cincinnati's with too many hands in the pot?
by tower
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: One North Development

A truck already ran over a flex post and drove in the cyclepath. (Apparently it was some lazy contactors).

https://twitter.com/skcopeland/status/1 ... 68096?s=09
by tower
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: e-Scooter Share
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: e-Scooter Share

bspecht, do people with scooters do a pretty good job of staying off sidewalks in DC? There, at least they have bike lanes and enough cyclists that cars know to keep an eye out.
by tower
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: e-Scooter Share
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: e-Scooter Share

Whoa, is the debate about e-scooters on sidewalks vs street/bike lanes? Having 2 kids and living thru the razor scooter craze sidewalks would be a nightmare. I thought we were talking bikelane only vs street and was going to say KC doesn’t have enough bike lanes for that to be realistic Ideally the...
by tower
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: e-Scooter Share
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: e-Scooter Share

Sidewalks. I didn't see too many bike lanes though.
by tower
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: e-Scooter Share
Replies: 18
Views: 446

Re: e-Scooter Share

In Atlanta, it seems like these are way more heavily utilized than bike share. Of course, the south is waaayy to hot in the summer for physical activity of any kind. Didn't see any on hills, but it seemed like they had plenty of power. They may struggle on hills, but it would probably be faster than...
by tower
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 94293

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Did a search, looks like one battery bus model can get 45 miles with just a 10 minute charge. Other searches show 120+ miles on a full charge. Sounds like it's ready for prime time. Shenzhen, China has already replaced all their buses with electric buses, and Shenzhen is much larger than KC.The onl...
by tower
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1667
Views: 170929

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Schools should teach the 50 largest cities, rather than the 50 states. Then we can change our name to "Kansas" and the when residents of Nowhere, Kansas say they are from the state of Kansas, people will say "oh, you must go to the boulevard brewery all the time!" / "How's t...

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