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by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

moderne wrote:Takes me longer than a minute to walk a block. Even more when waiting at a crossing for light or traffic to clear. If its only 1 and 1/2 blocks between 31st and Linwood, it feels like 2 blocks. There must be a terrace in there?

Linwood angles towards 31st at Gillham.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Yes, if you were avoiding hills, you would have to take Linwood to walk downhill. That would add 2 minutes to your walk over a 31st stop, the time to walk 1-1/2 blocks from Linwood to 31st.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Maps...McGee Trafficway diagonal to the stop. Plus, potential 31st stop would be up hill. If that was your walk everyday, you’d always walk down the hill to 27th.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

moderne wrote:From the Filling Station at McGee and Gillham it is a 20 minute walk to 27th & Main. To Linwood and Main it is 17.

Filling Station walk to 27th and Main stop is 13 minutes and .5 miles...the same distance and time as from there to 31st and Main.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Mike- What kind of distances are we talking about here? Give me an example of how far you would have to walk with the currently planned stop. It seems all of the UH neighborhood is less than a mile, and that’s if you’re at the further end of the neighborhood on the farthest house from the stop.
by beautyfromashes
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Any technical reasons to have to stop at the top of a hill as opposed to a slope?
by beautyfromashes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Except for we use the same logic for all of the stops therefore some of the other stops may be 0.4 miles or 0.2 miles between 43rd and 47th street. I assume they will try to move stops closer to 31st since that is the largest gap, shaving .1 Mile on each side. Thus, will likely be something like: P...
by beautyfromashes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I understand the desire for distances, but you can’t measure from the middle of one street to the next. If 27th St stop is on the south side of the block and the Linwood one is on the north side (most likely for both) it would probably be .5 miles, similar to the others.
by beautyfromashes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It seems it’s been set up to be fully paid and free as long as federal funds are received. If federal funds aren’t received, then the TDD funds don’t arrive either, per the election. Would love to get official word before ballots arrive, but everything I’ve heard says it will be free like DT.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105680

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Looks great. I can see why the building is filling up quickly.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I like mid-block too. Put it in front of The Russell and Gates. This consolidated stop would be very active and an excellent push for redevelopment of several properties in the area.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The proposal was based on data, as outlined above (ridership at 31st is based on current MAX, not some future prediction of induced demand). Show the proposal to the public and let them respond. That's how the process works. That's why we have stop lights on Watkins and a curb stop at Union Station...
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^ Why does “quantity matter”? Of course you will get more response from those wanting the 31st St stop since you’re planning to take it away. This decision shouldn’t be made by tics on a survey. If it has to be between two stops, let the experts decide based on ridership numbers.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^Agreed. Union Hill needs a stop. I just don’t see why it has to be either or with Linwood (which also needs a stop). The travel times added for one stop is negligible. I do know there are always people waiting at the Linwood stop, probably as many as any DT stop.
by beautyfromashes
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

The part of Union Hill south of 31st has largely been neglected. I’d love to see the neighborhood and Martini Corner expand into the empty land all the way to Linwood. I think putting the stop on Linwood would push this expansion and be better for the neighborhood. There is space there enough for MC...
by beautyfromashes
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Just have both the Linwood and 31st stops. Not worth pissing off a large group of supporters just to cut one stop, especially since either are better than the 45st St stop.
by beautyfromashes
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 57
Views: 1665

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

Does it have to be MLKs name to truly honor him? What if we named it, “I Have A Dream Way”?
by beautyfromashes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105680

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Looks very nice and is a great addition to DT. But, identical twins are creepy and identical quadruplets are horrifying. Time to switch it up!
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by beautyfromashes
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 880
Views: 105680

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

Realistically, it sounds like Stranger Things has tried his best to convey our messages to his higher-ups. They have made the choice to not change the designs or materials used. There is nothing we can do and nothing he can do. Maybe if we lived in a less car-dependent city the $10-20 million that ...
by beautyfromashes
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1906
Views: 138280

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

This forum has a tradition of regular posters using sock puppet accounts to troll each other. I would hate to discourage that or to try and enforce some kind of mandate on what sorts of opinions are acceptable to express. Clearly, some people like parking lots. Given their prevalence, I think it's ...

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