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by earthling
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3678
Views: 336912

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Honey If you don't like density move to the fuckn burbs. KC has very little urbanity as it is and needs to build it up 5 fold, starting with The Plaza area as it's the easiest path to get there.
by earthling
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 471
Views: 53416

Re: KC Bike share

Bcycle survey.. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T9JYTW9 The information collected will be used to: Improve the Kansas City BCycle service Plan future enhancements and expansions Provide aggregate information to current and potential sponsors and funders Provide aggregate information to city planners ...
by earthling
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 977
Views: 76489

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pro Tip: Can watch pretty much any NFL game using Yahoo Sports on Android using FakeGPS app. Set GPS to local market of game you want to watch with FakeGPS then launch Yahoo Sports. If you have Chromecast, can also cast to TV but only if phone supports doing entire screen (Yahoo app itself doesn't s...
by earthling
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17332

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Thought 500 was limit set about a month ago. Amusing it shows a pic of illegal usage - riding on sidewalk by city employee?

Some gaps that could be filled by either operator: Armour Blvd, Roanoke/W Plaza, more in Columbus Park, Southmoreland, generally more E of Main in Midtown
by earthling
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5369
Views: 428527

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:29 pm
September 2018 beats September 2017:

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Slightly higher than Sept 2017 at 176,764.

http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploa ... ship-1.pdf
by earthling
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: "Tower East"
Replies: 36
Views: 2277

Re: "Tower East"

816 Collective (recycled bike shop) finally opened new site on 31st after buying the building years ago. I bought a couple bikes from them with donation a couple years ago in support of new site. Nice to see it finally happen.

http://816bike.org/new-building-flyer/ ab
by earthling
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17332

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Seems it would be better to define a service area and then distribute evenly across area - ideally anyone in service area can access within a couple blocks. Some automated data analysis of daily usage per market should give them a solid idea how to keep fairly evenly distributed. If delivering outsi...
by earthling
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 48
Views: 1927

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

It's a unique product for downtown to have. If it fails, would think due to high prices rather than the food/vibe of place. Liked the outdoor deck most. KC Pils was $3 special of day when I was there, so there's that. Did the Scandinavian sausages with thin potatoes slices - good but overpriced. Giv...
by earthling
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17332

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Looks like the Segway built Lime scooters have a 35 mile range instead of 23. If these newer scooters can last a day or two on one charge as well as replaceable batteries in field, can see why they'd want to leave out overnight. https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/01/lime-partners-with-segway-to-build-el...
by earthling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17332

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Ah, if batteries can be swapped in field that should simply things a great deal - though maybe not if older scooters still in the mix. Neighborhoods with single family homes might complain about scooters left overnight but shouldn't be a big deal to rest of city.
by earthling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 497
Views: 17332

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

With Bird dropping charger rates from $5 to $3 and chargers having to deal with heavier scooters, Bird might be digging themselves into trouble...

https://tiremeetsroad.com/2018/08/20/ne ... electisan/
by earthling
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - The New Yorker (Hotel Bray)
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: OFFICIAL - The New Yorker (Hotel Bray)

Or does the tap room intend to stay under the radar?
by earthling
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1804
Views: 208635

Re: Westport

Has there been serious consideration for re-configuring the clusterfuck as a roundabout? Seems that might make it worse from pedx experience unless an island is used between each direction. And may not be doable with 3 lanes each way unless using lights. Doesn't seem like there can be a good solutio...
by earthling
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 494
Views: 57848

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

W39th only has a couple national chains - Starbucks and Chipotle. Was just a matter of time more moved in. Will the neighborhood welcome another chain or hardcore locatarian? At least it's a doable one.
by earthling
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)
Replies: 16
Views: 7171

Re: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

What's up with this trend of white walls/ceilings for lounges, modern restuarants and coffee shops. It's generally not comfortable, tends to lean as bland sterility and often too bright. Particularly distasteful when white walls are mixed with red brick (WTF Daily Nada). Wonder if it's some kind of ...
by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 52304

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Nah, looks close enough to one single giant cinder block (painted tan) with windows carved in. It looks as if the windows were retrofitted later into the block. Yeah granted, I'm judging before complete. Is just disappointing that the rendering looked well above average (sharp actually) and the outc...
by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 11159

Re: Uptown Shoppes

No more new drive throughs in Midtown! can only dream _____ I suspected this would not be an urban minded developer, not surprised hotel isn't streetfront along Broadway. Am thinking it's bait anyway and won't happen. Maybe better to just put a long narrow cafe along Broadway stretch but imagine tho...
by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 52304

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Am all for complementing contrasts but a utilitarian cinder block 'looks good'?

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by earthling
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 52304

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Am in the disappointed camp. Would look better with permanent industrio scaffolding as a facade. Turned out as a cinder block with windows. Does not complement the surrounding red brick buildings, sticks out like a sore thumb. This is as obnoxious as white walls with red brick (Daily Nada) but at le...
by earthling
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 122
Views: 11159

Re: Uptown Shoppes

The streetfront hotel really needs to happen...

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