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by tower
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 105
Views: 7094

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: 105
Views: 7094

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: 8
Views: 220

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: 60916

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: 4500

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: 2080
Views: 159378

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: 1599

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: 353

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: 353

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: 353

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: 353

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: 93459

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: 169954

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...
by tower
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1667
Views: 169954

Re: KC in TV and Movies

I've heard "City of X" before when referring to cities named after their state, but I've never really heard it before when referring to KC, probably because we're (mostly) in Missouri. To me, it was written by someone that just assumed KC = Kansas. The correct way to refer to KC by using ...
by tower
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1667
Views: 169954

Re: KC in TV and Movies

https://www.backstage.com/news/casting/ ... more-gigs/

Pilot for a distopian show where Kansas City is divided (physically, with a wall) between Conservatives and Liberals.
by tower
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3491
Views: 302249

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

GRID wrote:
mgsports wrote:Mall of America got a Walgreens know coming soon.


If Mall of American can have a Walgreens, then the Plaza can have one! Plaza needs some roller coasters too.


Just add a couple of loops to the streetcar track
by tower
Wed May 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 727
Views: 66165

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Thanks for sharing! Was Iceland your ultimate destination on both trips? If you were continuing through to mainland Europe, do you think you would have rather connected through Reykjavik or a US airport?
by tower
Fri May 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3491
Views: 302249

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I think 5th avenue is in trouble...I just found 3 Duane Reade pharmacy within the same area of the plaza....and one is right next to the Burberry and LV. Gasp, 5th Avenue is now trashy. Michigan Ave has many drugstores as well. The problem with using Michigan Ave as point of comparison is that it i...
by tower
Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 226
Views: 26126

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

Oh, I didn't realize Gillig or New Flyer made electric busses.

That makes sense. I'm sure it will make everything a lot easier to stick with the same company.
by tower
Wed May 23, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 226
Views: 26126

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

KCATA will start buying battery electric buses: https://twitter.com/RideKCTransit/status/999348119677685760 Currently, the fleet is less than half compressed natural gas. The rest is diesel. The new vehicles should be on the ground in 2019. Have they decided on a vendor? Or are the two busses going...

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