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by earthling
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Bannister Mall/Cerner
Replies: 560
Views: 57901

Re: Bannister Mall/Cerner

Cerner working on a $10B contract with VA...
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... erner.html
by earthling
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

^That could work as a more simplistic station-based method. There's one system that doesn't have GPS on the bike. It's just a barcode, basic texting radio or NFC and smartlock. The user scans barcode or uses NFC, it unlocks bike and then they use the GPS from user's smartphone app to check the drop ...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project
Replies: 553
Views: 50146

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

A generic suburban "lifestyle center" brewing in the city core peoples. <sigh>
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

^You're stereotyping. :) Gasp!
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

Fair enough. But xenophobic nationalism is definitely present in same areas as such identity, even a sense of American superiority - some might say a good chunk of Trump's base. And it's not difficult to correlate with identity, wildly stereotyping or not. Yeah, I suspect it has some overlap, not cl...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5140
Views: 340837

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Pretty consistent. Is it true most new systems have a significant drop after first 'novelty' year? Am thinking I've read about that. Would think continuing population growth and more downtown events will eventually bump that up.
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

Genetic genealogy is an interest of mine and there are a lot of folks of colonial American ancestry who go all in on it - the tl;dr version is that the consumer-level autosomal tests (Ancestry, 23andMe, etc.) have a very hard time reliably distinguishing NW European ethnicities apart, as (surprise!...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

You can also attribute it to some immigrants who wanted their children to 'be American', by not teaching them the Old World ways or language. After a couple generations the identity could become lost. But would suspect many who call themselves American as their ancestry is about Provincial National...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

You can also attribute it to some immigrants who wanted their children to 'be American', by not teaching them the Old World ways or language. After a couple generations the identity could become lost. But would suspect many who call themselves American as their ancestry is about Provincial Nationali...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: DIVERSITY

Maybe it's the new era of Provincial Nationalism, to reject ancestry. OTOH, some simply can't tag their ancestry or have unfortunately lost that identity. We are likely all ultimately from Africa so what does ancestry really mean. Perhaps ancestry is only as important as to which era you _want_ to i...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

Struggle with the Dallas system. Issuing city permits to designated locations/racks could solve this problem...
https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ike-share/
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

The problem is there's no way for someone to be certain the bike wasn't in the rack without it being the dock style that can read the bike from the stand. Dockless bikes don't work that way. The smarts are in the bike, not the station so dumb racks can be used. The bikes have GPS built in and some ...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1360
Views: 83236

Re: Main Street MAX

The Plaza jog isn't that disruptive and maybe better location for visitors. Separately, would rather see the tennis courts turned into a transit center with a Walgreens or CVS and Plaza residential services, which the Plaza needs but won't do. Can move the courts to N end of Mill Creek Park or beef ...
by earthling
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

Dockless could work with some structure, such as using designated bike racks issued a city permit. The City could have a way for the public/businesses to register their own bike racks and dockless system records city approved locations in their app. The bikeshare system or city could issue branding ...
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)

P&R garages are fine located near the streetcar line. It will help get rid of other surface lots along the line as they can use these garages. The lots are at the edges of RM anyway. The next ideal spot for P&R garage would be near Paseo Bridge when streetcar is extended to Riverfront, would...
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 980
Views: 93835

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC's sports ranking in terms of spending.

Overall 17th
Soccer 1
Baseball 11
Football 12

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-sports-cities/15179/

This shows from Soccer from fan perspective...
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-ci ... ans/14207/
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

northlandnate wrote:Would love to see a station at Hospital Hill, allowing me to rent a bike in NKC and take it to work boosted by a streetcar ride.


You should encourage this, maybe start with HR dept. It may also encourage adding a bikeshare station at 22nd/Grand MAX stop (maybe the hospital will sponsor it).
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)
Replies: 12
Views: 461

KC transit-oriented development push (TOD)

Big things are expected to spring from a 2-acre site at the northwest corner of 12th and Charlotte streets on the east side of the downtown freeway loop. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority acquired the site, currently a surface parking lot, last month from Barber & Sons Co. and plans...
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 410
Views: 34096

Re: KC Bike share

Olathe is apparently exploring a bikeshare system...

http://olathebikeshare.com/
by earthling
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Main Street MAX
Replies: 1360
Views: 83236

Re: Main Street MAX

BTW, here's a map of new Main MAX for discussion...

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