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by earthling
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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: 136
Views: 1461

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...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

KCMO has built up a decent reputation as an 'easy to do biz with' city, especially private/public partnerships like Google Fiber and one of first cities to officially allow Uber. It would be great to see KCMO work with scooter companies as perhaps a model for other cities - with the 'living lab' con...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: New Stadiums Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?
Replies: 243
Views: 40424

Re: Would you like to see the Royals move to a downtown stadium?

I was strongly for a downtown stadium 10+ years ago as a way to strengthen downtown but have since realized a strong downtown shouldn't be mostly based on events and downtown already has a healthy variety of venues. While I wouldn't be entirely against a downtown stadium, more hotels/residents/offic...
by earthling
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

The hours of operation may have more to do with logistics of Chargers and they appear to start picking them up around 7pm. Looks like over 70 are back in service as of this morning. Another factor could be the reliability of Chargers, that is some may be holding them longer than they should. BTW, I ...
by earthling
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Less than 50 in service now vs about 100 two days ago. Could mean a whole lot are checked out at once as well (they don't show up on map when checked out). Some have low charge by 3PM, could be some so heavily used they need to be recharged mid-day. More likely a combination of many factors. Also sa...
by earthling
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Someone rides one to West Bottoms (near Edge of Hell) each morning too.

One popped up near downtown Overland Park almost 100% charged this morning. As if someone from downtown drove it to work. But it's gone now.

Seems to be notably fewer in operation today. Some stolen? Broken?
by earthling
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Will post results of charge.

One view that thinks Uber will win scooter wars in the end...
https://www.recode.net/platform/amp/201 ... -spin-uber

Any word on general complaints from biz/residents so far?
by earthling
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

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
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Spot checking usage around 3PM compared to yesterday around same time, usage appears to be higher today. Yesterday the map changed states about once every 1-3 minutes, now it's showing at least 1/minute up to 3-4/minute (not often). Voltage levels also lower on avg implying more usage. A couple have...
by earthling
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 136
Views: 1461

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

FYI Lime scooters operate later hours + larger battery than Birds. Looked up Lime scooters and found they can reach up to 35+ miles per charge compared to 15 miles for Bird depending on terrain and weight of riders. Is nice that the Bird app shows % charge. If one is low but only one near you, coul...

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