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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:08 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:I'm all for increased ped connections anywhere but I can't imagine even with these upgrades many are going to use this.


That's not the point of ADA. It could be one person in a wheelchair once a year and the Feds expect an accommodation, assuming there's access for able bodied users.


understand that. I also understand the concept of prioritization.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby grovester » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:10 pm

https://twitter.com/nlbmprez/status/746472793118646272

You mean the one we're going to replace?

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:04 pm

grovester wrote:https://twitter.com/nlbmprez/status/746472793118646272

You mean the one we're going to replace?


a new structure would keep the name, i'm told.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:17 am

Might need new title for this topic.
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There are few names more synonymous with Kansas City than his. An effort underway to honor John “Buck” O’Neil was introduced in the Missouri State Senate on Tuesday morning, as two legislators unveiled a bill proposing a Kansas City landmark to be renamed to honor the baseball legend.

He wasn't born in the metro, but it's said that O'Neil grew up along with Kansas City. Missouri State Senators Jason Holsman (Dem.) and Ryan Silvey (Rep) along with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick, are pushing to see the downtown Broadway Bridge renamed to honor O'Neil."
http://fox4kc.com/2016/03/01/broadway-b ... eils-name/

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:15 am

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Might need new title for this topic.


nope. as i mentioned above, the legislation supposedly applies to a new bridge in this location.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby AllThingsKC » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:20 am

How does the Broadway family feel about this?
beautyfromashes wrote:This thread is now worse than the Downtown Stadium/ Save our Stadiums thread. It makes me want to shoot myself in the head everytime I see it turn red. Congratulations ATKC, you now = kcdcchef.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby JLowe2018 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:07 pm

It looked like one of the new bump-outs caught a truck today. Practically jammed the whole loop while it was stuck. I'm too tired right now to link the pictures from Twitter of it but a bunch of people were complaining about the improvements saying stuff along the lines of, 'Of course this would happen,' and 'Why mess up a perfectly good intersection?' :| :| :|

This incident really shows why the bridge needs to be replaced and realigned instead of refurbished. Any money spent on refurbishing it now is the same as throwing it away because that doesn't solve the real problem of interstate through traffic that's too big or inappropriate for city streets and intersections.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby pash » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:21 pm

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby scooterj » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:00 pm

JLowe2018 wrote:It looked like one of the new bump-outs caught a truck today. Practically jammed the whole loop while it was stuck. I'm too tired right now to link the pictures from Twitter of it but a bunch of people were complaining about the improvements saying stuff along the lines of, 'Of course this would happen,' and 'Why mess up a perfectly good intersection?' :| :| :|


From the angle shown in the traffic cam, it looked more like the truck took the turn too tight and hit a car that was turning right from the rightmost lane. The truck didn't appear to be wedged against the new barriers, instead a car was wedged between the truck and one of the other barriers that has always been there.

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Those who said it was a perfectly good intersection before are probably the same people who liked to go straight from the right turn lanes and the left turn lane, turn right from lower Broadway southbound, or turn left from northbound Broadway. :)

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:00 am

get ready to hear more about "NoLo" (north loop)...

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:45 am

No mo no lo

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:32 pm

important meeting! http://www.beyondtheloopkc.com/event

Exploring the future of the Broadway/O’Neil Bridge and North Loop
FEBRUARY 23, 2-4:30 PM
Kansas City Public Library Central Branch
Helzberg Auditorium
(FIFTH FLOOR)
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby missingkc » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:22 am

A really interesting article on a program called "Highways to Boulevards". KC not included.

https://www.cnu.org/our-projects/highways-boulevards

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:14 pm

BIG turnout at this afternoon's public meeting. nicely run public meeting by burns & mac. no news, just asking participants to weigh in on goals and priorities, etc. lots of tweets: https://twitter.com/BeyondTheLoopKC

more meetings are coming.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby WoodDraw » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:23 pm

What's the guess of this actually turning into a serious, big project? Obviously there has been a big PR rollout of getting rid of the highway and reconnecting the CBD with river market, but is this something that has city support or more let's let a few dozen people talk about capping truman road like we always do?

I think this is one of the more important discussions we should be having and there isn't even a thread. This would be big for downtown.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby ldai_phs » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:33 pm

WoodDraw wrote:What's the guess of this actually turning into a serious, big project? Obviously there has been a big PR rollout of getting rid of the highway and reconnecting the CBD with river market, but is this something that has city support or more let's let a few dozen people talk about capping truman road like we always do?

I think this is one of the more important discussions we should be having and there isn't even a thread. This would be big for downtown.


The study is being sponsored by MODOT, MARCKC, and the City of Kansas City.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby WoodDraw » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:52 pm

ldai_phs wrote:
WoodDraw wrote:What's the guess of this actually turning into a serious, big project? Obviously there has been a big PR rollout of getting rid of the highway and reconnecting the CBD with river market, but is this something that has city support or more let's let a few dozen people talk about capping truman road like we always do?

I think this is one of the more important discussions we should be having and there isn't even a thread. This would be big for downtown.


The study is being sponsored by MODOT, MARCKC, and the City of Kansas City.


And the federal government is involved too, I think? That's why I'm hopeful :) I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight into how people are thinking? Like is there any opposition developing yet?

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby beautyfromashes » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:12 pm

I like that they are talking about the useable amount of land made available. But, I almost worry that that land won't be used well and that they'll take the opportunity to building some sprawling fortress 'since they have the space'.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby WoodDraw » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:28 pm

beautyfromashes wrote:I like that they are talking about the useable amount of land made available. But, I almost worry that that land won't be used well and that they'll take the opportunity to building some sprawling fortress 'since they have the space'.


There are so many possibilities. I'd like to hear more about green space and pedestrian/bikes too. But any new space, there needs to be rules that it's for infill and can't just be parking lots that owners sit on for the city market.

I live very close to this area, and one of the reasons I didn't look in the river market was I just felt it was too disconnected because I love walking. I love everything about this proposal.

Please keep us updated on when more hearings are set.

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Re: New Broadway Bridge

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:35 am

restoring the grid will be a huge push from residents. as far as attracting a single large tenant on a campus, the push would for "amazon style" versus "sprint style".


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