Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by flyingember » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:46 pm

TONS of people will use this. It's miles of trail that goes through LS and Raytown without riding on road and without needing to drive anywhere.

Through use past pleasant hill will be 5% of the users at best. There will be a lot of families that ride from their neighborhood and use the trail.

The Line Creek, Trolly Track Trails are two similar examples.

FYI- the reason you didn't see info into downtown is because the entire bike plan is up for revision right now. I would hope the city finds a better way to downtown than to follow the Blue River all the way to the Missouri River and then to follow that all the way to downtown.

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by shinatoo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:24 pm

flyingember wrote:TONS of people will use this. It's miles of trail that goes through LS and Raytown without riding on road and without needing to drive anywhere.

Through use past pleasant hill will be 5% of the users at best. There will be a lot of families that ride from their neighborhood and use the trail.

The Line Creek, Trolly Track Trails are two similar examples.

FYI- the reason you didn't see info into downtown is because the entire bike plan is up for revision right now. I would hope the city finds a better way to downtown than to follow the Blue River all the way to the Missouri River and then to follow that all the way to downtown.
Unless there are destination connections, I strongly disagree about the amount of use this trail will get. I understand that there will be plenty of day trippers out on the trail with their kids, but no one is going to ride north out of Raytown if the end of the line is TSC (except on game day) or the Heart of America Mobile Home Village. Plus, who wants to ride down 39th or 23rd street to downtown?

That said this project is an essential piece of the greater Metro Green infrastructure. And may even, someday, become the central spine. But the dream is St. Louis to KC on one continuous trail, and eventual a trail loop. We aren't getting that any time soon and it's disappointing.

The exciting part was the options for Bus, Light Rail or DMU sharing the space with the trail. I personally think they should just pull the trigger on bus service. By far the cheapest and would tie right into a Truman road spine between DT and Independence. Establish use and then fund rail.
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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by flyingember » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:38 pm

Why does there need to be destinations. Can people not just walk or bike back and forth?

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by JBmidtown » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:44 pm

flyingember wrote:Why does there need to be destinations. Can people not just walk or bike back and forth?
It needs destinations because it's a transportation corridor.

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by longviewmo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:59 pm

flyingember wrote:TONS of people will use this. It's miles of trail that goes through LS and Raytown without riding on road and without needing to drive anywhere.

Through use past pleasant hill will be 5% of the users at best. There will be a lot of families that ride from their neighborhood and use the trail.
Think you might be underestimating people who will do the whole trail network and be a halfway-decent tourist boost to the towns they stay in.

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:28 pm

KCATA will seek bids for a "master developer" for the land along the rock island corridor. they also adopted a TOD policy that will govern how they manage such projects financially.

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Re: Jackson County Regional Rail Plan

Post by shinatoo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:51 pm

They started clearing the first segment of the Rock Island Corridor yesterday.

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