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by earthling
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Would like to see enforcement of sidewalks along streetcar and wherever there are bike paths but otherwise rider etiquette should be to stay off busy sidewalks or if people seen walking up ahead (or ride very slowly). Mixed feelings about making Main through downtown a red zone but riders should use...
by earthling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

They may still be checked out, possibly accidentally. Not thrilled with Bird's two step check in. When you click Lock, it should stop the billing.

But also could be below 15% power, which is when they take it offline but has enough juice for Charger to find.
by earthling
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^That should cover some gaps. Rode a Bird other day with 30% charge and it didn't have much speed, had to kick a little too often. Lime has bigger batteries but their presence will also mean Birds used less often, so more Birds should have more juice by end of day. Would think most will use whatever...
by earthling
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Will be interesting to see how broad they start and how many scooters.

Ever since Plaza has been red zoned, Bird has no morning Nests south of 43rd now.
by earthling
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^About 200. Heavy concentration of morning Nests along Main through Midtown today. They seem to be experimenting with different nesting locations each morning.
by earthling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Sigh, though not surprising. Means no morning nests. And saw somewhere that Bird may cancel your acct if you repeatedly park in a red zone.
by earthling
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

Any new GMap neighborhood names for KC that are now commonly accepted or used by realtors?
by earthling
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Outside downtown, this Sunday morning Bird nests more focused along Westport Rd and Plaza, they seem to avoid Main and east for nests. But city overall apparently hasn't hit much over 100 scooters yet. Doesn't seem to be nearly enough as last evening most were gone/off map by 5PM. They are rolling o...
by earthling
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

Google doesn't always use official/commonly accepted names for Maps and it fumes/confuses some residents. And sometimes the names given become accepted broadly... https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/As-Google-Maps-renames-neighborhoods-residents-13130850.php KC's urban core looks generally ...
by earthling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2246

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Agree with the thumbs downers. There's enough momentum to raise standards and w/out incentives.
by earthling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Looks like Bird is experimenting with morning Nests. There are a bunch concentrated on Plaza today but not much rest of Midtown/Westport as yesterday. This could be the first real test for any Plaza outcry with about 3 dozen starting within a few blocks. Though they'll fan out to surrounding areas o...
by earthling
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320019

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Taubman mentions transitioning retail spaces to more restaurants but that's about it. They need to target much broader than that such as nightlife/cultural venues that target perhaps 40+. Like Highwoods, no mention of a neighborhood surrounding it, which Nichols always acknowledged and partly cater...
by earthling
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport Terrace at Manor Square
Replies: 30
Views: 2192

Re: Westport Terrace at Manor Square

^W39th? Martini Corner? Could Westport (and Xroads) to Troost become Brooklyn's Williamsburg to Bushwick equivalent?
by earthling
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Looks like they've started morning Nests around Plaza (4*3), Westport (5) and various parts of Midtown (4) today.
by earthling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Perhaps because there are designated places for auto parking, there are not designated places for scooter parking?
by earthling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Agree. BTW, have installed the Lime app and when zoomed out it shows KC as a Lime city on map but nothing deployed yet. Will be interesting to see if bikes and scooters or scooters only. They look to be scooter only in Austin (they have Bcycle) while STL now has both.
by earthling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5348
Views: 411394

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

^Odd current owners don't want it as when it rains some shelter directly along the building.
by earthling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 320019

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^A balance of neighborhood and broader variety than just a mall... broader nightlife like jazz/blues/folk clubs, perhaps live theatre, etc. Walking around the Plaza recently am seeing fewer carrying bags from stores during the busiest times. Seems to be becoming a restaurant/bar district more than s...
by earthling
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 350
Views: 8008

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

If Lime also gets 500 that's pretty good coverage depending on how spread out the two operators go in KCMO city proper. Thousands might be a nuisance as Dallas experienced, but more might be acceptable if they also place Nests S of Waldo or KC North.
by earthling
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 998
Views: 120617

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

KC ranks 5th in % Brain Gain... https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/07/30/cbre-scoring-tech-talent-report-kc-tech-scene.html More than 11,040 area tech jobs were added from 2012 to 2017, and 5,504 tech workers moved to Kansas City for employment. The Kansas City market also graduated 5,...