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by dangerboy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

Hey folks, here are some updates and answers to questions.... Pricing strategy - this is bike sharing , not bike rental, thus the pricing structure is intended to encourage multiple short trips and keep bikes in the system available when you walk up to a station. However, if you choose to use it as ...
by dangerboy
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 283
Views: 27461

Re: Bike Lanes

Google Maps uses dark green for trails, bright green for bike lanes, and dotted green for designated routes without special facilities. Southwest Boulevard is emblematic of two big problems for bike lanes. 1. Doing bike lanes instead of sharrows east of Summit would have required removing curb-side ...
by dangerboy
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Drivers pay for only 1/3 of state/local road spending
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Drivers pay for only 1/3 of state/local road spending

Federal gas tax goes almost exclusively to state-owned highways like Interstates. Very little federal gas tax goes to city and county-owned roads. Local city streets are paid for by local funds - sales, property, and earnings taxes. So users of I-70 pay for most of its upkeep, we all pay for paving ...
by dangerboy
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: good bar to read a book?
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: good bar to read a book?

It's not uncommon to see someone ready at the bar at McCoy's on a weekday afternoon.
by dangerboy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

dangerboy, has there been any effort to get businesses/schools to sponsor their own stations? UMKC should sponsor their own. Plaza/Highwoods should sponsor their own stations as well. I know they are expensive but for those two it should be worth it. Yes, if you can think of a business or instituti...
by dangerboy
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

I can answer a few of these questions... We are actively fundraising to add stations Downtown and expand to KCK, Midtown, Plaza, and UMKC areas. As a non-profit we rely on donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships to make this happen. So far we have received no public funding. The $500,000 CMAQ ...
by dangerboy
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: High Dive on 39th
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

Re: High Dive on 39th

I like the name and good to see something replacing the worst of the Minsky's locations - that one was particularly bad. It was a franchise with a different owner and different menu than the rest of the chain. At the end it lost the franchise and operated as 39th Street Pizza, then the oven broke d...
by dangerboy
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: High Dive on 39th
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

High Dive on 39th

The old Minsky's on 39th is being remodeled right now. The neighborhood Facebook group mentioned "High Dive Bar & Grill" - anyone know more?
by dangerboy
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

Hey guys here are some updates/explanations... 1. Pricing - It's two-tiered. First you buy an access pass, and then you pay usage charges based on the amount of time the bike is checked out. The first 30 minutes of each checkout is free. The pricing structure is designed to encourage short point-to-...
by dangerboy
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

Bike Share Demo:
Friday, April 6th, 2012
First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Missouri Bank
125 Southwest Boulevard (at Wyandotte)

http://bikesharekc.com/april6
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4424
Views: 314745

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I don't see any reason we couldn't DFW-ify KCI, but I don't care that much either way. Like Grid said, the DFW rings are much wider, and they are close enough together to be physically connected. It also sounds like the innards of KCI's terminals weren't really built to last, like most things built...
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Springfield growing
Replies: 19
Views: 2076

Re: Springfield growing

Springfield is simultaneously "the buckle of the bible betl" and "the San Francisco of the Ozarks". Discuss.
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Old Mama's spot 39th/Bell
Replies: 10
Views: 2072

Re: Old Mama's spot 39th/Bell

I pass by it several times a day, and as far as I can tell it never opened.
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56430

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

I wish that damn Plasma center would go away and is really holding all of midtown back. It's a haven for drug dealing. People get cash from plasma, then walk towards 37th or 38th and Central/Baltimore and complete their transaction for crack The bigger problem is lack of a CID on Broadway to provid...
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Downtown Delivery
Replies: 32
Views: 5916

Re: Downtown Delivery

Cowntown Couriers will deliver from any place that does takeout.

http://www.facebook.com/cowtowncouriers
by dangerboy
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 493
Views: 56430

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

chaglang wrote: he talked about how the city used "leftover" money (I have no idea what this means)


The Midtown Marketplace and Mill Street Station (Sunfresh) projects had a component where part of the TIF revenue went into fund for small grants to renovate homes in Midtown.
by dangerboy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

We won't have exact station locations for another couple of months. The City has been asked to begin developing a Downtown bike lane network to support the bike share system, but has not yet made any firm commitments on specific streets. The idea is that instead of putting public money into bike sha...
by dangerboy
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 457
Views: 44995

Re: KC Bike share

I'm involved in this project, so I can answer some questions... Education - there will be a strong educational component with classes, information, etc. Area maps will be available at the stations, online, and mobile. Helmet usage is not required by city or state law, but it will be strongly encoura...
by dangerboy
Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Fall Bicycle Classes
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Fall Bicycle Classes

Shameless plug... BikeWalkKC has a new schedule of low-cost bicycle education classes starting next week. These are great opportunities to learn how to bike safely and confidently for transportation, recreation, fitness, or just exploring the city.

http://bikewalkkc.org/education
by dangerboy
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1655
Views: 117241

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Isn't the problem incentives on both sides that favor "new jobs" vs "retention of jobs"?  Both ks and mo have much better incentives for new jobs. Just that kcmo has more jobs to poach. Yes, incentives skewed towards new vs retention is a big problem.  But even the "new job" incentives Ka...

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