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by earthling
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^For the cities that have red zones, the Bird app mostly states... "No Ride or Park Zone. Please do not ride or park Birds on the XYZ Zone." Though I did see a couple that just said do not park Bird in zone and some that just say 'no ride, no nests' zone. In Dallas, Deep Ellum's main drag is a no ri...
by earthling
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Despite Bird adding more scooters (well over 100 total) second week of service, by 3:15PM today (Sat) there were under 30 left on map many with low power, implying heavy usage whether rest out of service or checked out at time. Several found there way to Plaza area. Hopefully a Midtown/Plaza expansi...
by earthling
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Summary of some options discussed for Main.... - City enforces sidewalk with fines along Main and maybe other streets that tend to be heavy with pedestrians. 12th St as well? No street restrictions. - Bird red zones Main through CBD/Xroads but city only enforces sidewalks. This discourages usage alo...
by earthling
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I've checked no ride red zones in other Bird cities... Baltimore: Camden Yards/Stadium stretch, major downtown hospital, national monument Charlotte: cemeteries, parks, some sections of light rail line Dallas: Katy Trail, some parks/plazas Austin: State Capitol area, one other small sq block San Ant...
by earthling
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^KC wants to become a 'living lab' for things like this so makes sense to be more lenient at least as pilots and trials. The sidewalk rules are too ambiguous though. Main St has most foot traffic and narrow sidewalks and streetcar tracks are a hazard for those who struggle to control scooter. At a m...
by earthling
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Will be interesting to see if novelty wears off but it was clear last weekend had far higher ridership than weekdays. Given there's always an influx of new people on weekends and streetcar activity also highest on weekends, the scooter ridership could sustain weekends. Seems that scooter ridership w...
by earthling
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

There are now over 100 scooters in service. Didn't count but the map shows 'over 100' for the first time, looks to be at least 120 or so guesstimating could be higher. But it's more added downtown, not Midtown/Plaza. Heaviest concentration of morning dropoff nests appears to still be central CBD/Loo...
by earthling
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^It's on the Bird app for some cities. Austin has red zone in the Capitol area, STL on the Arch grounds, other cities have red zones too.
by earthling
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bird started in downtown STL today. Looks like up to 100 as well. The Arch area is marked as a red no ride zone.

Someone asked how to view scooters in other Bird cities. I use 'FakeGPS' on Android, which allows setting GPS anywhere and then tell Bird app to center on GPS.
by earthling
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I don't feel comfortable even biking down Grand or Main, just use Walnut. Most E/W streets aren't too bad except the faster moving like SW Blvd dumping into 19th, 13th and Loop exits.
by earthling
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Earrhling...can you link to that kcpd statement. I would die laughing that this is the stand PD would take on sidewalk enforcement after years of pedestrians being treated like 2jd class sitizens by cars, bikes, construction, delivery vechicles, etc. It was a KCPD statement in one of the local arti...
by earthling
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bike Share operator Ofo is pulling out of the states after less than a year. https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-bike-sharing-giant-ofo-to-shut-most-u-s-operations-1531959910 Will be interesting to see how chips fall with more convenient electric scooters. Would like to see KC push for dockless scoo...
by earthling
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

KCPD said they would fine riding on sidewalk. I don't know how much but I'll start telling sidewalk riders "$75 fine riding on sidewalks, I've been caught". edit: I would not ride sidewalk downtown but may elsewhere if not seeing anyone on sidewalk within next 2 blocks. Seems like a reasonable appro...
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

^Have noticed Bird blocks out no ride zones on the map for some cities (in red on map). Main St shouldn't be allowed riding methinks at all, especially through CBD/Xroads. In general not in support of riding on sidewalk (given the 15mph speed) but not enforce if no pedestrian on sidewalk at time. Ne...
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New transportation technologies
Replies: 159
Views: 18814

Re: New transportation technologies

A $225 GPS spoofer can send autonomous vehicles into oncoming traffic
https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... g-traffic/
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1953
Views: 197277

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Yeah don't feed the troll. And if honestly not trolling she needs to stay in Olathe and bow out of this site.
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Bird Chargers not on the ball overnight. Less than 50 in service this morning (8am) and several not picked up, still have low charge.

Real birds typically don't go out when it rains, apparently Bird Catchers don't either.
by earthling
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Will Lime be hitting KC soon? And will they target scooters only or bikes as well? Dockless scooters seem less intrusive/messy than dockless bikes and generally more convenient being powered.
by earthling
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 225
Views: 3085

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: 225
Views: 3085

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 (...