Search found 4369 matches

by earthling
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 1936
Views: 195892

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: 1936
Views: 195892

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: 403471

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 40523

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: 152
Views: 1878

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: 152
Views: 1878

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...

Go to advanced search