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by flyingember
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion
Replies: 107
Views: 7569

Re: Phase Three Streetcar Expansion

The starting point for our success came from KC having a competent board. You can't over value this. That we don't have visible problems with operations as a whole is a huge credit to the board. Starting with a conservative financing model that figured out how to fund everything in full from day 1 w...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Downtown Masterplan

To be fair, there aren't that many historic buildings left in the Paseo West neighborhood. A few, yes. There are 45 blocks in Paseo West, and probably 28 older buildings worth saving, and a smattering of individual houses. Exactly this. Paseo West could use a complete overhaul. Sure, make an effort...
by flyingember
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4432
Views: 315198

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I don't think anyone was realistic in their timelines. They were all giving rosy projections. If I'm reading it right the 2009 study which covered the south terminal had a timeline which didn't have construction beginning for 7 years and opening in 2020. That's 11 years to get to operations from a f...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I agree. The problem is all we've learned nothing around behavior with the temp busses and won't be able to unless the vehicle is similar in size. That ridership plumments when capacity plummets would be a given. What percent of people don't really understand when the streetcar isn't running would b...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

It's not a comparable test if the bus rider capacity doesn't equal the streetcar capacity. That's not possible. Even an articulated bus can't match the capacity of one CAF streetcar. Our region doesn't have a facility that can handle artics. I was more thinking in terms of having 10-11 busses but a...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

That could explain the problem with link ridership. Three trains have ~3.5x the capacity of three busses. Probably a lot of regulars that know the bus has less space and are less likely to even try to get on. It's not a comparable test if the bus rider capacity doesn't equal the streetcar capacity.
by flyingember
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36389

Re: Historic Old Northeast

And all of cities such as LA and Phoenix are entirely urban even where everything is one story and surface parking since there is no tree canopy anywhere. I wouldn't call LA or Phoenix entirely urban. Take a square in Phoenix and a square in Overland Park and you probably will find a similar develo...
by flyingember
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

One interesting behavior worth noting: When we replace the streetcar with "streetcar link" buses, ridership plummets. Lots of ways to read that and we don't have actual data as to why, but just leaving it here to digest. The level of service is identical -- as is the route, except for the...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Downtown Masterplan

OKC is building a brand new suburban style development after destroying what's already there. That's the exact opposite of what we should do destroying vacant lots, warehouses, and junk yards? nah, it's an upgrade. The area looks like Paseo West industrial area, which I would have no problem demoli...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Can we not just have a few left hand turns where the right of way is wider, like at Linwood. I mean people can use other streets like Broadway and Gillham, etc. You will just cause traffic issues since everyone will try to turn left here. Better to just make people use a different street in total t...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Downtown Masterplan

OKC is building a brand new suburban style development after destroying what's already there. That's the exact opposite of what we should do
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

dnweava wrote:
Why is left hand turns an issue? Don't many intersections on Main already restrict left turns during rush hour?

Three intersections only and not both directions necessarily

43rd NB is all day- 7am to 6pm M-F
40th NB is 7-9 and 4-6, SB is 4-6 M-F
Westport Rd NB is 7-9, 4-6 M-F
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2173
Views: 162722

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I have never understood how you can support self governance and be against outside control , then attack 1.local groups trying to better their areas and 2. Local groups in locations far from you. I do. They're egotistical hypocrites interested in playing games with the lives of others in order to f...
by flyingember
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36389

Re: Historic Old Northeast

No . Saying no doesn't change that 90% of the land inside KCMO is suburban styles. Waldo is a suburb, so is Brookside. You can't point to a handful of towers and calll them urban because old Overland Park looks much the same in density with a handful of taller buildings. To the east The Paseo Indus...
by flyingember
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36389

Re: Historic Old Northeast

This is absolutely not suburban. It has all the hallmarks of a suburb, you even have a good self-definition to work off of. http://pendletonheights.org/about/ "Pendleton Heights was developed as Kansas City’s first suburb" NKC is as dense as parts of the historic NE in terms of homes and ...
by flyingember
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 241
Views: 36389

Re: Historic Old Northeast

alejandro46 wrote:This proposal is something more in line with a suburban area.

It is a suburban area. Single family homes, apartments, short commercial buildings, parking lots serving small buildings

This cooridor feels a lot like N. Oak past Englewood Road in the average
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 120196

Re: The KCMO School District

Well, I read that map backwards
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 1800 Walnut
Replies: 43
Views: 1418

Re: 1800 Walnut

normalthings wrote:Not in my good surface parking neighborhood!!!

There's a part of city code specifically targeted to maintaining parking at higher amounts in the crossroads.
by flyingember
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1014
Views: 120196

Re: The KCMO School District

Redistrict new map

https://twitter.com/rayweikal_kcps/stat ... 82144?s=21

You can see the population trends in the district. They pulled all of the crossroads out of the rest of downtown.

This should be closely mirrored in council redistricting in 2021.

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