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by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Have noticed Bird blocks out no ride zones on the map for some cities (in red on map). Main St shouldn't be allowed riding methinks at all, especially through CBD/Xroads. In general not in support of riding on sidewalk (given the 15mph speed) but not enforce if no pedestrian on sidewalk at time. Ne...
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 159
Views: 18775

Re: New transportation technologies

A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic
https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... g-traffic/
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1951
Views: 196661

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

Yeah don't feed the troll. And if honestly not trolling she needs to stay in Olathe and bow out of this site.
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bird Chargers not on the ball overnight. Less than 50 in service this morning (8am) and several not picked up, still have low charge.

Real birds typically don't go out when it rains, apparently Bird Catchers don't either.
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Will Lime be hitting KC soon? And will they target scooters only or bikes as well? Dockless scooters seem less intrusive/messy than dockless bikes and generally more convenient being powered.
by earthling
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Yesterday (Monday) seemed to maybe be the slowest day of usage but today is thumping. Am seeing quite a few roaming around Xroads/CBD over lunch, map shows under 30 available implying at least 40-50 checked out at once, maybe more. (There were over 70 available in morning.)
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Grabbed one after getting off bus this morning and motor wouldn't kick start, acted like breaks were on even though 'unlocked', I heard scooter click to unlock. I finished the ride right a way and gave it a one star rating, it asked why, and clicked the problem. So far it's still showing a charge (...
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I thought about getting a collapsible one but then found they are very very high maintenance. Looking at Amazon reviews, many like them until they bust and have high repair costs if even able to get repaired. Some say dead in a month or two, can't return. Are there any local scooter shops with reaso...
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1951
Views: 196661

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

^The solution is to get rid of the surface lot, not the restaurants. :) River Market is now one big TOD center. Park in the overflow lots and take streetcar. But seriously, the Freestyle building lot owner should probably use gated keyfob entry until developed. Would expect Local Pig traffic to more...
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1951
Views: 196661

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

Biz Journal piece on Local Pig move to City Market. KC Soda Co is moving to 421 Main as part of deal. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/07/16/local-pig-hoofs-it-to-a-new-location.html Would like to see KC Soda setup an old fashion soda fountain counter, which would be a great fit for ...
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5344
Views: 403884

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

RIDERSHIP BY MONTH COMPARISONS JAN 2018: 97,194 | JAN 2017: 89,660 FEB 2018: 106,294 | FEB 2017: 125,935 MARCH 2018: 186,981 | MARCH 2017: 183,077 APRIL 2018: 153,040 | APRIL 2017: 188,171 MAY 2018: 199,102 | MAY 2017: 210,207 JUNE 2018: 223,877 | JUNE 2017: 217,129 http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content...
by earthling
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Dave, you mentioned that '100 were dropped in KC'. Seems to be only 70-80 in service each morning so apparently a couple dozen are broken/missing/stolen/hoarded or something along those lines. They have been stolen/chopped in other cities for the batteries, apparently can get up to $50 for the batte...
by earthling
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

A 7 mile tour for under $10 not too bad.

I had a problem a couple days ago where the QR code wouldn't scan on 3 scooters next to each other. So I tried the 4 letter code but also wouldn't work, like it wouldn't submit. It worked fine for others so I closed app, re-opened app and it then worked.
by earthling
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^What was your total tab for all those rides?

Under 10 on map now.
by earthling
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Did some random checks around 2PM in KC and other cities. KC already down to under 20 on map, maybe meaning most are already out of power, possibly implying more usage than even yesterday as it hit below 20 after 3PM. I checked Dallas (hundreds operating), Austin (about 100 like KC) and Baltimore (a...
by earthling
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Article on Chargers, aka Bird Hunters...
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... ss/560747/
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

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 a...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Will streetcar/scooter complement or compete for riders? I think as both the streetcar and Bird are expanded into Midtown, there are more instances where using mixed-modes makes more sense. Agree. On another note, cities should work with scooter operators to develop city-specific laws/rules within ...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

So just did a spot check on map and it shows less than 50 again. In this case appears to be about a lot checked out at once in active use as the number of map updates per minute higher than through the week. Makes sense given streetcar ridership also higher on weekends. Will streetcar/scooter compl...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 165
Views: 2326

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

So just did a spot check on map and it shows less than 50 again. In this case appears to be about a lot checked out at once in active use as the number of map updates per minute higher than through the week. Makes sense given streetcar ridership also higher on weekends. Will streetcar/scooter comple...

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