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by GRID
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Best Local Trails
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Best Local Trails

To be honest, I’m quite fond of the Indian creek trail, although some municipalities don’t maintain their sections as well as others, It’s an awesome trail for any type of distance. I've noticed this on maps. Is it good for cycling? Are there a lot of street crossings? Biking is the sport I'll be d...
by GRID
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 84127

Re: Bike Lanes

Rode the Gillham lanes from Crossroads to the Nelson on Monday. Nice! Will be even better when they fill in the gaps that will run off the street. Here's a more comprehensive view of the whole corridor: https://bikewalkkc.org/advocacy/gillham-corridor-complete-street-projects/ This looks like a rea...
by GRID
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

The High Line is a self sustaining attraction all by itself. It actually does just "end" at both ends, but it's quite a walk and there are lots of buildings and offices that butt up against giving those people a place to go, when it's not totally full of tourists anyway. I just think the Broadway br...
by GRID
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

This is an honest question since most of you are insulting my comments and thinking this is just about making a bridge "pretty". Have most of you spent a lot of time in a city that has a vibrant recreational scene? Nearly all major and mid sized cities do, so I don't see how you have not, but what a...
by GRID
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Nashville kept their old bridge for pedestrians and build a new stylish one. I don't think anyone seeks out the new one despite its pretty design. That's because they kept the old bridge! That would be awesome if KC did that. You guys are hung up on and just think I'm only talking about making the ...
by GRID
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I see this as a huge improvement for recreation downtown. Making it have an interesting topside isn't going to make it more recreation friendly. So I guess I don't understand the rant. Well, I disagree with that. Sure, it will be an improvement, but making the bridge itself a destination and a must...
by GRID
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I see this as a huge improvement for recreation downtown. Making it have an interesting topside isn't going to make it more recreation friendly. So I guess I don't understand the rant. Well, I disagree with that. Sure, it will be an improvement, but making the bridge itself a destination and a must...
by GRID
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I never said I don't think there are reasons to cross the bridge by non-car. I literally said that was a requirement we all demanded. Didn't mean to come across as condescending or direct that at you. It's more of a frustration with the urban planners in KC. I see so much potential just being total...
by GRID
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

My judgement of this project started with the assumption that we had to keep the connection from 169 to/from 35 on the west side loop but maybe that was the wrong assumption to make. Without diving back into the project documents, anybody know if that assumption was challenged? I'd assume it was be...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Sure, I get that. But then you spend millions to build flyover ramps. I guess I'm just envisioning that Broadway entrance to the city as a main thoroughfare entrance to downtown and you guys are envisioning a "highway" that is passing over the rivermaket to get you to to and from I-35. Making the br...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

This bridge in Columbus makes you want to park your car and walk up to and over the bridge. A bridge like the HOA doesn't do that. It's not tall at all, yet it's probably one of the most photographed places in Columbus with the skyline behind it. https://dlz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Main-St-Br...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I still think if it's a new structure it should have some sort of interesting superstructure. It doesn't have to be tall, like this new bridge in DC. https://www.aiadc.com/sites/default/files/events/2019/07/08/AECOM_Douglass-Memorial-Bridge.jpg https://ggwash.org/images/made/images/posts/_resized/x-...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Always interested in your thoughts on projects like this. I mean sure we could completely stop any transition from 169 to 35. I don't know if that was brought up as an option but I assume it was considered? I know I get really passionate about KC+urban planning. It's just in my blood :). I really t...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I just don't see a bik/ped path to downtown airport (and KCI?) as that big of a draw to make it the focus of a new bridge. For sure we demanded (and got) a bike/ped path as part of the bridge so not sure what else you are thinking is missing there? I don't see the concern of making a direct connect...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

169 is not an interstate. There are plenty of alternate routes. I agree, the 6th Street connection to I-70 is stupid. So remove it lol. It's seriously not even needed. I know this is going to happen as basically a highway interchange, but just speaking my opinion. And there is a reason people don't ...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

Then ditch all the ramps for the commuting crowd to have yet another way to fly through downtown without touching a downtown street, force them to use the bond bridge or other routes and spend the money to make this a true pedestrian and architectural improvement to downtown. Downtown is nothing but...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

So this is going to be a boring girder bridge like the heart of america? That is extremely disappointing. Where did you hear this? From the Matt Staub podcast. Yeah, I was bored working, so I listened to it. He mentioned it would be a girder type. The only reason to go that route is to be cheap. Th...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

So this is going to be a boring girder bridge like the heart of america? That is extremely disappointing. Can’t do too much vertically due to new proximity to approach to MKC, I imagine under-lighting could do a lot to make it stand out at night at least Oh come on. That's a terrible excuse. You do...
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 585
Views: 104630

Re: New Broadway Bridge

So this is going to be a boring girder bridge like the heart of america? That is extremely disappointing.
by GRID
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 681
Views: 76865

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

These scooters were a bitch this weekend. Lots of young kids, almost always riding them on the sidewalk, dumping them there too. I don't spend much time in the rest of the urban areas, but downtown there is zero enforcement and it feels like they dumped a shit load of these in the past week or so. ...