Bike Lanes

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:28 pm
^And statistically speaking you have a higher chance of being crushed to death on a road that has a dozen bus lines vs Walnut that has maybe 1 line and fewer cars. :)

You ride the bus too and know there are some drivers who behave like they've got the bigger vehicle so expect everyone else to be defensive as they don't have to be.
Where is this crash data you speak of?

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I'm speaking statistical chances of course, based on known bus activity.

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Speaking statistical chances but not citing statistics, more formally known as making stuff up? :P

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Very specific. Am talking probability. 12-13 bus lines go down Grand vs 1 bus line that goes down Walnut. Which would you choose. Astoundingly poor choice to choose a bike path for the road that has the most bus lines. How is this even debatable. Suspect if planners even considered bus traffic, a major issue for cyclists.

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No, it’s not a poor choice.

There’s 12-13 bus lines worth of riders who need a method to get from the bus to their final destination. The system should cut stops to speed up service. We should expect some people to get off the bus and ride to their destination. The bus can’t carry enough bikes so moving towards a system where the bus pass covers a rental ebike for the last few blocks would be smarter than trying to provide bus service to all of downtown.

The next stage should be adding connecting lanes into Grand and put lanes on a perpindicular street

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flyingember wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:02 am
No, it’s not a poor choice.

There’s 12-13 bus lines worth of riders who need a method to get from the bus to their final destination. The system should cut stops to speed up service. We should expect some people to get off the bus and ride to their destination. The bus can’t carry enough bikes so moving towards a system where the bus pass covers a rental ebike for the last few blocks would be smarter than trying to provide bus service to all of downtown.

The next stage should be adding connecting lanes into Grand and put lanes on a perpindicular street
Have you ever ridden a city bus? I'm guessing 20% of the people i see on the bus couldn't ride a bike because of some type of disability.

Any good transit system needs a mix of options. Local with many stops and express with fewer (MAX and Streecar). Walnut AND Grand should be bike friendly.
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So 80% could bike.

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Yes. You are demonstrating excellent math and reading skills.
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I would probably prefer to share the road with professional and definitely insured bus drivers than random citizens who may or may not be drunk, insured, high, texting, etc.

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mean wrote:
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I would probably prefer to share the road with professional and definitely insured bus drivers than random citizens who may or may not be drunk, insured, high, texting, etc.
Have you ever been to NYC?

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Yes, although I've never ridden a bike there.

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The bus drivers are crazy.

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Am in NYC at the moment. My younger brother uses Citi Bike daily (annual pass holder) and at times hits one of the top 10 ridership in all of NY - and has had bike/vehicle accidents. He also agreed that putting a bike lane on a road with 12+ bus lines is ridiculous unless entirely protected, which Grand isn't. Is rather amusing to hear some here defend it.

Heading to Nancy Whiskey Pub to meet up with him for HH...

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That settles it then!

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/boozeinducedselfrighteousdickmodegivenitsjustabadidea :)

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Bike lanes or not, I stay off of Grand if possible.

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I always preferred Wyandotte personally

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The good news is you can bike on ALL of the streets. It's your choice!

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2 wheels good, 4 wheels baaaaaaad.

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:09 pm
New bike lanes on Armour Road in North Kansas City:

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Someone please tell me they are not actually going to tear this out.

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