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The LEAST Walkable
August 17, 2008, 8:39 pm
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As soon as I saw that a list had been compiled of the least walkable cities, I knew Kansas City would be on there and my secret psychic talents were correct.  We are unlucky number 7.  This city is so car dependent and really no public transportation so it wasn’t much of a surprise.  In Kansas City we are completely dependent on our cars.  You really can’t get anywhere with out car, by foot or public transportation.  With the link below you can get your “walkable score” for you own house.  I thought for sure that at least my house would score better since I live by so many conveniences, but I was only average.  It’s really interesting to see how you rank so be sure to check it out! 

Top 10 Least Walkable U.S. Cities

1. Jacksonville
2. Nashville
3. Charlotte
4. Indianapolis
5. Oklahoma City
6. Memphis
7. Kansas City
8. Fort Worth
9. El Paso
10. Mesa 

http://www.walkscore.com/index.shtml

Alison, KC, MO

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Kansas City Power & Light District
March 11, 2008, 9:20 pm
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We’ll its finally here.  After many months of debate about TIFS given by the city and the idea “If we build it, will they come?”  The Kansas City Power and Light District is up and running! 

In KC the downtown area has been “revitalized” and it has become the newest destination in the city.  This weekend was my first time to experience it and it was better than expected.  Of course there were parking issues, but what can you expect with no public transportation?  We got lucky though and got around just fine.  There really is something for everyone, from dueling pianos to a cowboy bar.  The environment was safe and there is some crazy open container rule, but I just can’t get used to carrying my drink around.  If you are in the area, it definitely deserves a stop, especially if you remember what it used to be like. 

 Kansas City has taken a big step to turn around a run down part of town, I just hope people will continue to flock to the district after the fad fades away.

 Alison, KC, MO