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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:39 pm

Are these lighter bikes?

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby flyingember » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:15 pm

Yes

https://kansascity.bcycle.com/buzz/2017 ... -2.0-fleet

These lighter, new bikes in high-visibility “Mobank orange” feature front and rear integrated lights, an all-weather saddle, three-speed shifting, comfort and control for riders of all sizes, hardcase all-weather tires, internal cable routing and drivetrain. A total of 80 of the 2.0 bikes will hit the streets, starting this summer, with Mobank’s generous support.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:36 pm

Nice. Any word on new bike station locations other than the 3 North KC ones? The article mentions 10-15 new stations this year.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby GRID » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:43 am

Those new bikes are MUCH better. KC's existing bikes look sort of ridiculous and are very heavy. I use these systems all across the country and those new bikes are much more like what you find in larger more popular systems. I hope KC's system is doing well.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:08 am

Do you complain in those other cities when you have the bikes out all day and get charged more money like you did when you came back and used kc's??

I do like the colors better... May try one or today and see how they ride. I don't like the 1.5 version bike that has the short front basket... The balance feels of on those

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby GRID » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:31 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Do you complain in those other cities when you have the bikes out all day and get charged more money like you did when you came back and used kc's??

I do like the colors better... May try one or today and see how they ride. I don't like the 1.5 version bike that has the short front basket... The balance feels of on those


I recall chalking that up as a learning experience. Wasn't a big deal. I'm just saying I like the new bikes much better. Wasn't a fan of the original bikes.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:38 pm

Lol just effing with you.

Unfortunately they aren't replacing the old bikes...just adding to inventory.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby GRID » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:11 pm

Having both options is not a bad idea in case you need the basket for something. The stations just won't look at sleek with one bike style.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:47 pm

the old silver bikes have both basket styles....I like the new orange basket style but haven't hauled anything in them yet.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:10 am

The North KC stations show up on system map, 14 docks for downtown station...
https://kc.bcycle.com/station-map

Bcycle should target the apartment complexes just to North to sponsor a couple more stations. Good selling point. Does lBcycle even have a local sales staff that targets places/orgs to sponsor stations or do they just hope that some step up?

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:32 am

https://kc.bcycle.com/buzz/2017/06/08/b ... -june-16th

More Stations on the Way in 2017
Later this year we will be adding another eight stations south of the river in areas like River Market, Midtown, West 39th, UMKC, and the South Plaza. Stay tuned for more details as we grow from 30 to 41 stations by the end of 2017.


And another 40 new 2.0 orange bikes, so 80 total new bikes.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:03 am

The North KC bike stations are now live...
https://kc.bcycle.com/station-map

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:35 am

This isn't all the new stations planned for the summer....any word on the other locations?

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby flyingember » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:14 am

KCPowercat wrote:This isn't all the new stations planned for the summer....any word on the other locations?

Just what the website says.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:46 am

Lacking areas that could use stations: 3 or 4 along Amour (Main, Gilham, Troost, Broadway though closer to Valentine), W end River Market streetcar stop, 39th/Bell, Westport Rd (Roanoke and State Line), Linwood/Main.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby smh » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:58 pm

I believe several of those are coming soon.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:07 pm

^Hopefully considered obvious locations. Lots of infill would be nice if companies and apt building owners would step up and sponsor their own stations.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:44 pm

flyingember wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:This isn't all the new stations planned for the summer....any word on the other locations?

Just what the website says.


am I missing what the point of this response is?

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby GRID » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:27 pm

Impressive expansion so far. It looks like KC had gained a lot of ground here. This combined with the streetcar has been a pretty dramatic improvement. The biggest thing that KC has to do still seems to be the actual on/off street infrastructure of dedicated bike lanes along most major corridors and through park areas and river levees. Is there a plan to implement such infrastructure in the works? I'm sure such a system in urban kcmo would cost 20-30 million to build, but I would think with all the new residential construction going on, people would be demanding it by now.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:58 pm

The biggest thing that KC has to do still seems to be the actual on/off street infrastructure of dedicated bike lanes along most major corridors and through park areas and river levees.


we added these..."federally funded" BTW....:eyeroll:

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So basically...no...not really.


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