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Thread: Lyft/Uber lot on South Eads (Crystal City) at Fort Scott

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    Default Lyft/Uber lot on South Eads (Crystal City) at Fort Scott

    The airport authority leased a lot which had been used to store rental cars along Eads in the late spring. It is now used for Lyft and Uber drivers to hang out till they get a fare. In the early evening, the stretch of Eads near the bus facilities turns into a real cluster as cars are trying to turn left into those lots, often without regard for motorists and cyclists.

    Has anybody been hit by a turning car there in the past 3 months? We are gearing up for a fight with the County.

    Please PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    The airport authority leased a lot which had been used to store rental cars along Eads in the late spring. It is now used for Lyft and Uber drivers to hang out till they get a fare. In the early evening, the stretch of Eads near the bus facilities turns into a real cluster as cars are trying to turn left into those lots, often without regard for motorists and cyclists.

    Has anybody been hit by a turning car there in the past 3 months? We are gearing up for a fight with the County.

    Please PM me.
    Havenít been hit... yet... but I have had multiple cars swing into the bike lane around a left turning car in front of me. I know itís going to happen so Iíve been extra defensive.

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    I joined here to see if there was any information on the ominous "trail detour on september 24" signs that went up north of 14th street bridge yesterday, but also happy to see this this thread. I used to take this section of Eads north daily to go to work. This parking lot has really cratered traffic on that section of Eads. Defensive riding isn't enough. Nobody entering or leaving the lot will actually look at the bike lane or sidewalk (i've nearly been hit on foot as well), so if there's any doubt, i'll just come to a complete stop and wait for them.

    Sometimes people also park crooked and hang out in the street parking on Eads, or whip into it for a minute to take a call (safer than while driving i guess). I try to be sympathetic to taxi driving being a bad job, but i'll be happy when the airport construction is over and they can go back.

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