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by flyingember
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 344
Views: 7827

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

Yes let's risk rank pedestrian dangers and start enforcing highest risk ones.... Scooter enforcement should come around 2023. The changes needed for one group aren’t exclusive from others. Call scooters a catalyst for general change. They’re highlighting how a lack of effort to provide the third ti...
by flyingember
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4453
Views: 332055

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Sounds like there will be new renderings at the airport committee meeting this Thursday. So this is one to tune in to.
by flyingember
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5348
Views: 411297

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

DaveKCMO wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:39 am
JBmidtown wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:
FY20 budget will reflect increased service for the additional cars, so two years delivery.
So, fall of 2019?
probably. as before, there are penalties for the manufacturer being late.
We’re getting close to the one year countdown on the new trains.
by flyingember
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 157
Views: 19262

Re: North Kansas City

If you haven't been by to see it, the sign is huge.
by flyingember
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2236

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

It's a literal design reuse that was originally created for a suburban spot right next to the freeway in Minneapolis.
It's why it's so bad.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/01/dr ... oomington/


https://www.google.com/maps/place/3901+ ... ,+MN+55435
by flyingember
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 319938

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Look at how long it took the Northland to take off. Johnson and Clay were nearly the same size until 1940 when JoCo took off. The early development was actually all east and south for the longest time. You can see this in the fancy homes along Swope Park towards the southeast, the streetcar lines h...
by flyingember
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Capping the Loop
Replies: 697
Views: 57445

Re: Capping the Loop

Omitting the Baltimore/Wyandotte block might mean the remaining 3 blocks would not require expensive exhaust systems? Also that block along with the adjoining 2 empty bldngs on 14th might be the site for a smaller exhibition hall linked with the total convention complex. I hadn't thought that the 4...
by flyingember
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

Is 'Forgotten Homes' (just east of Paseo West) real? No one calls the riverfront 'Columbus Park Industrial Forgotten Homes is 9th to I-70, Brooklyn to Woodland. Years ago I found an old PDF that has 240 neighborhoods from before much of the northland Shoal Creek development. It’s very useful for so...
by flyingember
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Google Maps renames neighborhoods, residents fume

The "Midtown Westport" neighborhood in the Roanoke/Volker area seems a bit off. There is no Midtown designation anywhere. It looks like the area from Main to Gillham and 31st to Armour is lacking a name. That is an area I refer to as Midtown. You would be on the extreme small size for that definiti...
by flyingember
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36797

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

https://twitter.com/kclightrail/status/ ... 80736?s=21

Good example that what we report matters. It’s all part of the same problem
by flyingember
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 67
Views: 2236

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

Is the library structure old enough for historic tax credits? Amazingly, there's not an age requirement. Let's say that a group of internationally renowned developers came together to build 10 buildings in a brand new and crazy unique Kansas City style like nothing ever seen before. Their effort im...
by flyingember
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36797

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

What other data do you want them to collect.? The officer doesn’t need to see a person’s disability situation as contributing to check a box stating they’re disabled. But if there’s continued accidents involving people with disabilities near a nursing home it shows a trend in an area of an at risk ...
by flyingember
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 319938

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

You say that, but isn't Nichols the one who got Mission Hills and Prairie Village started in the first place and built the country club and the Prairie Village Shops to make his new developments in KS more enticing to Missourians? There's a good chance that KS would haven been developed to have mor...
by flyingember
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36797

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

KCPowercat wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:46 am
Barking up the wrong tree with this. Please stop.
That's your opinion. There's other people who think that there needs to be more focus on not blaming pedestrians in accident reports and gathering better data on the type of pedestrian is a first step.
by flyingember
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36797

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

All that form says is documenting if a pedestrian was involved or not. If no pedestrians, they check N/A, if there is, they choose if it was someone that has specific laws against being hit. KCPD deserves a lot of ragging but this isn't one of them. Bothering them on this isn't helping our cause. I...
by flyingember
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 344
Views: 7827

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

benjaminkelley wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:05 am
The police department has no enforcement over the usage of bike lanes? This seem like a problem.
Too much of city code around bikes and pedestrians date to the mid 1980s and this is far from the best example of ancient items in city code.
by flyingember
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3641
Views: 319938

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:02 am
Someone reads the Rag over at the Star
https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 64950.html
The people on this site are good at quoting sources all organized into a single thread. I wouldn't blame them for taking some of the facts posted here and using them.
by flyingember
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly
Replies: 466
Views: 36797

Re: Making downtown more pedestrian friendly

I managed to get some photos of the official state crash reporting book currently being used at the KCMO police academy and I found one page that explains a lot.

When hit by a car the state lumps 99% of pedestrians into the "other" category.

https://twitter.com/flyingember/status/ ... 5168787456
by flyingember
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1770
Views: 196823

Re: Westport

Yep, the entire district. It's nice to see us finally recognizing the historical contributions of Insomnia Cookies and the role they played in keeping stoners nourished along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Selling alcohol is probably the only business that is truly historic. Could probably sell th...
by flyingember
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 344
Views: 7827

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I found Bill George! :lol: On a related note, has anyone tried this here with a Bird yet? https://www.riverfronttimes.com/artsblog/2018/07/31/lime-scooter-wheels-exact-same-width-as-trolley-tracks-this-should-be-funny Reminds me of that video from years back of a guy who attached caster wheels to a...