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by BigBill33
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 108939

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

I completely agree with what has been said here.  Like I have stated before, I am all for mass transit, including increased buses and light rail.  I did not vote for this plan as I saw a lot of holes in it and too many questions without answers. What can we do as the citizenry to make sure...
by BigBill33
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Denver part 1 (from the ground)
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Denver part 1 (from the ground)

Currently there is a project in the works to combine all of the Denver transit modes into one single station and transforming the Union Station downtown into this single station.

http://www.denverunionstation.org/
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Denver part 1 (from the ground)
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Denver part 1 (from the ground)

I agree Grid, those photos are awesome!  Just think, in 25 years, KC might have something, but not similar!

I don't understand you, AllThingsKC - how can you be a Chiefs fan?  I grew up in Denver and will always be a Broncos fan!!

Bill
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

Anybody that thinks Denver is a pristine, modern city that has no ugly backside should drive Colfax from Wadsworth out to 275. Every city has an ugly backside and Denver is no exception. Anyone who only visits a city and stays in the recommended parts of town are going to think it is a pristine won...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

Exactly my other point. The majority of KC was built by a different industry than what built Denver.  In KC, just like OMaha, the majority of the older areas have a "old cattletown" feel.  I don't like that.  Those buildings today and rarely ever maintained, and even when they're res...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

bahua wrote:Two maps at the same zoom level:

KC:
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Denver:
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Looks pretty much the same to me in regards to size and the way things are spread out!
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

Actually, comparing KCMO to Denver, KCMO is the "whiter" city.  Denver has a much larger Hispanic population but smaller African American population. Races in Kansas City: • White Non-Hispanic (57.6%) • Black (31.2%) • Hispanic (6.9%) • Other race (3.2%) • Two or more races (2.4%) â€...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

Those generalization on the CBD are probably based in 1997 or so, too, when even the river market wasn't that nice. The River Market area has a lot of potential to be a great spot to go to, however I don't see quite the drive and motivation to do this, from either the city government or from privat...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

My friend is from Highlands Ranch and I visited the place back in the fall of 2001 and let me tell you......it is RICH!!!! I've never seen so many huge houses and SUV's. It made JOCO look like nothing. And about the smog over Denver. I was there in July of 1998 and I didn't see the mountains until ...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

I think much of Denver's perceived coolness is that the city attracted a ton of dot-comers during the 90s, so it has a young, vibrant feel. KC is well known for being a family town and not being all that great for yuppies. While visiting my family in Denver last year and visiting with their friends...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: denver....and kansas city
Replies: 76
Views: 3719

Re: denver....and kansas city

Much less filth?!?!? How about that smog cloud that hangs over Denver most of the summer? Most of the summer??  I don't recall the brown cloud ever being present during the summer.  The brown cloud is more of an issue in the winter time when there is a temperature inversion between the mo...
by BigBill33
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Omaha light rail moving closer to reality
Replies: 63
Views: 2917

Re: Omaha light rail moving closer to reality

Simply amazing!  I city smaller than KC is actively pursuing mass transit while KC can't even get their bus system improved, much less LRT!!

Way to go Omaha!  Way to go KC!!
by BigBill33
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: 435 Revamp Metcalf - HW 69
Replies: 32
Views: 3140

Re: 435 Revamp Metcalf - HW 69

There will be a lot of "braided" lanes along that new stretch of 435.  In other words, you will have lanes that do nothing but take certain traffic to certain exits.  Sort of like Nall/Roe only much more extreme. For example, if you entering WB 435 from Metcalf, you will not merge with th...
by BigBill33
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 108939

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Amazingly, not as much as you probably think, certainly no more than cars, buses and trucks need.  I'll post pics of the Salt Lake City and San Diego systems soon and show you. The LRT in Denver can make a 90 degree turn in a normal downtown intersection (2 lanes each way).  The LRT in do...
by BigBill33
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: kcscout.net
Replies: 175
Views: 16581

Re: kcscout.net

I realized after posting last night that I probably should have read the article, where it states that I-635 will have KC Scout sometime next year.  I also realize that funds and project plans initially might not have included sensors, variable message boards, and cameras, and maybe it has and ...
by BigBill33
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: kcscout.net
Replies: 175
Views: 16581

Re: kcscout.net

I wonder why kcscout doesn't link to the OP cameras. I'm surprised that KC Scout is being expanded so fast.  It's good to see.  635 in KCK doesn't have a lot of traffic, but it has been recently rebuilt and can be extremely treacherous in the winter months when it ices over. travel times ...
by BigBill33
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Briarcliff Village
Replies: 382
Views: 45915

Re: Briarcliff Village

im2kull wrote:agree'd

p.s. Piropos has been open for a year plus I believe


Piropos has been open for a lot longer than a year, but still located in Parkville.
by BigBill33
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Briarcliff Village
Replies: 382
Views: 45915

Re: Briarcliff Village

you should either move to k.c or get out more often. Oh I do get out and I do live in KC; I just think that a nice place such as the Briarcliff should have better views!  I agree that the downtown skyline is nice, mainly at night, but the first thing that is seen down the hill is the warehouse...
by BigBill33
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Briarcliff Village
Replies: 382
Views: 45915

Re: Briarcliff Village

im2kull wrote:I hope not too many people find out about the briarcliff area...it has some great views for those of us with time to spare


Briarcliff is nice, but views?  Of what?  A warehouse district?

Bill
by BigBill33
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 108939

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

I received some interesting information today regarding LRT, cost and other tidbit information from my father in Denver, who is a director of transportation planning for DRCOG. This reply was after I sent him the text of the plan and the KC Star editorial. From what I can tell quickly, I think that ...