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by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

- kick-off of Final Design phase (which will take about 6 months and have some public involvement component) if there's one thing with design, it need to be that there's some kind of stop cover that doesn't block sidewalk traffic and is bigger. The bus ones are functional but kind of ugly and max o...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: downtown loop rendering from 1955
Replies: 42
Views: 3202

Re: downtown loop rendering from 1955

interesting, that mostly was what happened

the big changes are obviously-
what became 470 was moved further out
435 to the north went way further out and replaced the Mid Continent Trafficway (291)
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Back to the plan. One thing KC has a HORRIBLE tendency to do is not put up signs on side streets noting construction on a perpinducular street. It's worse with one-way streets than it would be elsewhere. When 11th was closed from Main to Baltimore if you were going south and wanted to get to 11th y...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: I-49
Replies: 216
Views: 21363

Re: I-49

My guess whatever estimate was used is way under the actual load the roadway has now. that's obvious. looking back to the 1970s (the 1972 modot map has the freeway ending at 87th) Lee's Summit was around 15,000 people it's now around 90,000 Belton roughly doubled in size, adding around 10,000 Raymo...
by flyingember
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Back to the plan. One thing KC has a HORRIBLE tendency to do is not put up signs on side streets noting construction on a perpinducular street. It's worse with one-way streets than it would be elsewhere. When 11th was closed from Main to Baltimore if you were going south and wanted to get to 11th yo...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: I-49
Replies: 216
Views: 21363

Re: I-49

My guess whatever estimate was used is way under the actual load the roadway has now. that's obvious. looking back to the 1970s (the 1972 modot map has the freeway ending at 87th) Lee's Summit was around 15,000 people it's now around 90,000 Belton roughly doubled in size, adding around 10,000 Raymo...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 900 Baltimore Ave.
Replies: 466
Views: 67296

Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

I'm really looking forward to the Pizza 51 aspect of this. We eat there close to once a week and while I'm definitely a fan of the UMKC location, I'm really excited to not have to drive down there anymore. for those who don't get to the area much- The part I find interesting is they have no dedicat...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Loop?
Replies: 34
Views: 3820

Re: New Loop?

aknowledgeableperson wrote:
flyingember wrote:yes, it's a move.
OK, it is a small move but mostly, according to your post, it is a very major expansion that couldn't occur at it's old location.

So it is both a move and something new.
that's fair.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: weekend getaway - where to go within a 4-hour drive of KC?
Replies: 55
Views: 6461

Re: weekend getaway - where to go within a 4-hour drive of K

I don't think I saw anybody mention Fulton, Mo yet. The wife and I went there last year for a weekend and enjoyed ourselves. Couple neat B&B's, good restaurants, a pleasant downtown and a few trails to walk. If you're into history the Churchill Museum is a great way to kill a few hours. Probably so...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Loop?
Replies: 34
Views: 3820

Re: New Loop?

it's ironic they moved the train terminal to the middle of nowhere and now want an expensive highway to serve it It wasn't moved. This is an entirely new project for the area. Probably one of the driving factors for this location was all of the land had single ownership. Much of what is happening i...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 900 Baltimore Ave.
Replies: 466
Views: 67296

Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

they seem to have finished repairing the brickwork. so this project is coming along
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

that is actually quite clear in the initial plan. from 20th to 10th the road will basically be from one side to the other- parking, driving lane/streetcar, center turn lane, driving lane/streetcar, parking. the street is too skinny to add a bike lane to the mix without taking out parking. which is a...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Yael: Downtown is growing, but suburbs growing faster
Replies: 65
Views: 4496

Re: Yael: Downtown is growing, but suburbs growing faster

the big deal part of the equation isn't where should we build? it's are we providing for the maintenance of the system? Is government proving for funding down the line to keep everything going that's put in place. If they are, what density is chosen is irrelevant. I'm not convinced JoCo has come up ...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: I-49
Replies: 216
Views: 21363

Re: I-49

moderne wrote:I don't think there can be a move to get rid of the stoplights and at grade intersections(which are more negative to the neighborhoods) until Mamie has passed from the scene.
the lady that has an overpass named after her?
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

will there be bike parking at each stop for other than the bike share system?

you can put some really tight bike parking in too. Not sure where else they did the same but the Quicktrip at Vivion and Antioch is a good model for how to have it available without taking up space when not in use.
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Channel 4 live dude reported that the "opposition" promises a lawsuit against the TDD? Huh? What opposition? Sue Burke and Crosby Kemper? AFAIK a TDD formed by a missouri municipality and voted on by real people has never been overturned (especially months after the formation vote occurred). good l...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Without really knowing too much about those buildings, my first idea would be to tear down the left two and replace them with some nice street-fronting 5-7 story buildings. I think I've mentioned that before on here; the only issue is parking I think... The building on the right is big enough I thi...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

I would like to say CONGRATULATIONS for not only your informative comments and rebuttals, but also for their sheer entertainment value especially in regards to "susiesan" =D> she's humorous. She claimed in the latest article her assessed value is $1 million. She must not know that the county posts ...
by flyingember
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5405
Views: 469950

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

Sure will miss KC Air Filter blocking the street illegally. http://static.ow.ly/photos/normal/1eXb5.jpg The building section to the left of the truck looks like it could have a nice, open storefront for street-level retail once it's renovated. Heck, even the one with the truck could clean up nicely...
by flyingember
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Falls at Crackernack Creek update
Replies: 476
Views: 22943

Re: OFFICIAL: The Falls (Bass Pro development)

The third largest home improvement chain with 270 stores, and 45,000 employees, and estimated sales of $8 billion, is just a lil' ole family run business with the dickens scared out of them.... Really? Look, I get it, they are nervous about the economy (maybe). I bet they are REALLY nervous about h...