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by kas1
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

You're talking about a neighborhood that just shot down a very modestly scaled mixed-use development because they wanted more parking. Revitalized or not, that's not the type of neighborhood that should exist 10 blocks from the middle of downtown. In a healthy city, development expands outward from ...
by kas1
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

What does this give you except a connection of the north Westside to Crossroads for the elites? Removing all the scars from highways and railroads should be one of the city's top priorities when it comes to revitalizing the entire downtown area, including all of the adjacent neighborhoods. Those th...
by kas1
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Highway Removal and Re-Aligment in Downtown

I'd assume that I-70 wouldn't be able to accommodate all the traffic from I-35 without major expansion throughout the stretch of shared roadway. What's the argument against routing I-35 along the edge of the West Bottoms? I know that idea has been around for a while. I'd do that and connect it direc...
by kas1
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5194

Re: Bridging Park & Market

True. Park and rides are successful if parking is actually constrained. In KC it is not. But constrained enough that people used the River Market as a park & ride until the city put two hour limits on the parking spaces. That shows a demand. IIRC, the issue was that some workers were using the park...
by kas1
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Bridging Park & Market
Replies: 79
Views: 5194

Re: Bridging Park & Market

When I think of encouraging people to use transit, what I have in mind is not having people drive 90% of the way to their destination and then forcing them to wait up to 15 minutes to take a transit line that will meander in the general direction of their destination. You're probably doubling people...
by kas1
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: The Future
Replies: 31
Views: 8288

Re: The Future

I don't believe people are not joining due to onerous application processes. I think you're overestimating how much people care about joining forums they have no existing ties to. Back when a Twitter account was necessary for activation I just didn't bother with it because I didn't have a Twitter a...
by kas1
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee
Replies: 268
Views: 45379

Re: Old KCPS HQ - 12th & McGee

Building height is sort of a red herring when it comes to density. Taller buildings usually have lesser lot coverage (at least for the tower portion) so they end up being only a little bit denser than buildings of modest height that occupy the entire lot without any setbacks. This building itself is...
by kas1
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: West Plaza Flats
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: West Plaza Flats

West Plaza Flats is a co-housing and affordable housing project near the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City currently in progress. It will provide rooms for 350 persons in a cohousing environment. On the North end of the project will be a commercial space that will also incorporate some of the ...
by kas1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

People can make shitty arguments and shitty posts regardless of political ideology. Claiming to be a centrist isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card for bad posting. And frankly, having a stance of "Every single politician is exactly equally terrible and cannot be distinguished from each other" is much m...
by kas1
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

Until the middle of March there were sporting events all over the country every night of the week with more attendance than Trump's rally. Odds are that some transmission took place, but it seems unlikely that it would be enough to stand out in the statistics.
by kas1
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2325
Views: 301546

Re: Politics

It's always worth keeping in mind that a lot of the Trump cult is based on personality, and the candidates that have tried to embrace his style have mostly gone down in flames, even in red states. And Trump himself lost the popular vote against an unpopular opponent.
by kas1
Mon May 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

Looking at actual data (not a forum poster), cases don't show up in statistics the instant a person becomes infected. They show up after a person gets tested, which is far from being immediate, especially in a place that's being overwhelmed. And infections don't surge the instant there is a change i...
by kas1
Mon May 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

It takes 3-8 weeks to die after getting infected so not sure what you're trying to prove by posting about death tolls 20 days after opening up. The obvious inference to draw from the numbers you've posted is that Vermont was on a better trajectory than the country as a whole before they opened up.
by kas1
Sun May 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2724
Views: 379186

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

After 9/11, people were convinced that no skyscraper would ever be built in NYC again because the public would be too scared to live or work in one.

Look how that turned out.
by kas1
Fri May 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

Metro area stats: https://i.imgur.com/DLzKcMK.png Amid all of the bad news, Kansas City has been a success story: politicians listened to experts and locked down before the problem became visible, people complied, and deaths peaked exactly on schedule at a relatively low level. When reopening the ci...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

I've also been saying we need to cautiously bring back workforce with PPE/masks for all public yet the states have poor/no plans not involving that. Specifically saying there needs to be a better plan. Wearing masks is not a plan, seeing as how not even you are claiming that it will be sufficient t...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

I've also been saying we need to cautiously bring back workforce with PPE/masks for all public yet the states have poor/no plans not involving that. Specifically saying there needs to be a better plan. Wearing masks is not a plan, seeing as how not even you are claiming that it will be sufficient t...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

earthling wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:30 pm
^Talking in circles
Yes, exactly. Your entire argument has been an endless cycle of "we have no plan so we're going to fail" --> "we shouldn't bother making a plan since we're going to fail"
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

Even if you don't trust China's numbers, South Korea went from a peak of 800 daily cases down to ~10 very quickly, and most of the new cases now are imported rather than local transmission. Hong Kong and Taiwan have 10 deaths between them. Masks will surely become compulsory as soon as we have enoug...
by kas1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 97054

Re: COVID19

It's been contained in the countries that have tried to contain it. Testing doesn't need to be 100% accurate in order for contact tracing to be successful. If social distancing measures are maintained to the degree that each person is only infecting 2 other people on average, then contact tracing on...