Thursday, June 15, 2017

Let's Compute Empty Kansas City Bike Lanes With Useless City Hall Open Data!!!

Credit where it's due . . . This local blogger and his projections are much smarter than anything we could write, the work also serves as a great ice-breaker for job interviews with aging hipsters. Take a look:

Using KCMO's open data to calculate the slope of potential bike routes - Urban Angle

There's a lot of innovation and progressive policy to celebrate in Kansas City, but my favorite is the City's commitment to open data. Its GIS data (available for download on the City's online mapping under the "Download" tab) is particularly helpful to any planner or other civic nerd wanting to contribute to learn more about the...

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Another great "service" by the city that's the tech capital of the US.
Now you can calculate bike path slopes or how many angels can dance on the head of a pin and not pay any attention to the hundreds of millions of dollars pouring out the door at city hall for insiders and projects that have nothing at all to do with the best interests of the taxpaying residents of KCMO.
More entertainment and toys for those who stare at their screens while they walk into the side of a building.
But when you're trying to pull off scams like insider no-bid deals on billion dollar projects, distractions certainly can play a role.

agentzero said...

The whole misguided smart city can't tell you what benefits you get, could have funded two major autonomous trials

Anonymous said...

We need to start licensing bicycles just like motorcycles. Bicycles cost the city a lot of money with their special Lanes and street markings. $100.00 per year per bike would be a start.

Anonymous said...

Living proof that we seriously need to reduce the size of local government significantly. These bureaucrats just don't have enough real work to do.

Anonymous said...

The bikers in our neighborhood don't bother with trails. They take over the very narrow streets and scare the heck out of drivers by ignoring the rules of the road.