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by dnweava
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 373
Views: 8581

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

I rode my first one today. Very fun and faster than I expected.
by dnweava
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 561
Views: 40150

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

$100 million aquarium proposed for zoo. $60 mill in private money raised. Ten times the size of the Crown Center aquarium and larger than any in St Louis or Omaha. How will it compare to the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium in Springfield? It is the best aquarium in the region/state. Sea life is a joke...
by dnweava
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown needs larger police presence
Replies: 138
Views: 8603

Re: Downtown needs larger police presence

Nope. Per capital will probably go up too. if the numbers are even accurate. I've had my cars vandlized/broken into 4 times in the last year downtown, only reported it once because the police don't do anything about it.... they just let the panhandling/drugies run the neighborhood which was actuall...
by dnweava
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 280
Views: 22828

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

KCPowercat wrote:Yup...2 or 3 bodegas would be very nice.
I'd take a dollar tree/dollar general over a overpriced "bodegas" we already have like the quality hill supermarket or the multiple town news locations any day.
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Now that it has officially passed, how soon do we order the streetcars from CAF? And what is the plan for the maintenance facility, will it be expanded or have additional overnight streetcar parking added?
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 7880

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

beautyfromashes wrote:^ How about just rename Cleaver II? Not sure he deserved a street in the first place.
That would be hilarious considering he is the one pushing to rename paseo.
by dnweava
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 75
Views: 7880

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

New idea:

name each streetcar for an iconic person and wrap it in some fancy graphics. 801=MLK, 802= a president, 803= a scientist, etc.
by dnweava
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

What an Urban Planner from Amsterdam has to say about our system and extension. Good. But the layout of the proposed route is madness. So many lanes of striped asphalt. Utter waste. Why not import some of the world's best practice and do center-running (grassy) transit lanes with floating transit s...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

TheLastGentleman wrote:I'm out of the loop with the streetcar stuff...how many more votes until they get the okay to start construction? Or was this the last vote?
That was the last vote. It is officially locally funded now. They are just trying to get federal funds now.
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 2381

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 dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 2381

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 dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 2381

Re: Downtown Masterplan

We should look at Oklahoma City. They relocated I-40 and have a masterplan for their southdown area. We could have a similar plan. I really like how they are building a park system to connect downtown to their riverfront park. We really could connect our downtown with the river better than it is now...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

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. The area doesn't have a shortage of north-south streets and people can adjust their route just like they have to do with Southwest Trafficw...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

If we go with the center lane option, I would really like them to consider the design of the rails to be different than downtown that has the solid concrete slab between the rails. Design it so you layer of asphalt between the rails above the concrete substructure that can be easily pulled out so th...
by dnweava
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Because as we sit right now , you will never get the community support behind "taking away lanes and parking" at this point and time. You won't get community support if you take away their ability to turn left on Main . Why is left hand turns an issue? Don't many intersections on Main already restr...
by dnweava
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Phoenix, Minneapolis, Houston, etc have light rail dedicated in center lanes, we could do that.... you can't tell me it is hard to do just because we are in America. We tried getting voter approval for that -- twice -- and both attempts failed (city hall support for it was tepid, business support n...
by dnweava
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Phoenix, Minneapolis, Houston, etc have light rail dedicated in center lanes, we could do that.... you can't tell me it is hard to do just because we are in America. Ok, it's a bus for middle class people who wouldn't use the bus system. I understand the stigma and how streetcar is easier to use. I'...
by dnweava
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Boards from the public meeting: http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MainStExt_PublicMtg2_BoardsMaps.pdf the more I look at these designs the more I think about how much potential we are about to flush and I'm kinda angry and how shit these designs are... This design reduces traffic la...
by dnweava
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2207
Views: 178396

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

3,545 is the final count for @kcstreetcar ballots accepted before the 5pm June 12 deadline... 10% of registered voters in the TDD boundary ("turnout"). 4,770 ballots were mailed & 5,044 were requested. Certified results announced at noon June 20 at Union Station! So given leaders likely know prelim...
by dnweava
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Downtown Masterplan
Replies: 22
Views: 2381

Re: Downtown Masterplan

Love it. If I was granted only one wish for DT it would be moving 35 off of SW Trafficway. Not my second wish but I would build a stadium (rolling roof), west of Bartle, over the highway trench, so it could be leveraged for convention space. City views would be great too. Tear down brand new apartm...