I traveled to Denver on Jan 21 for the NFC Championship Game. I was amazed at the excitement in the downtown area. It has its sports arenas, but the main artery for tourists is the 16th Street (Plaza-like) centerpiece.
The dream: Visualize for a moment transforming Grand or Main Street from around 8th Street (River Market area) through the Crown Center and Union Station area, on to the Plaza. Imagine a free bus running every few minutes, and no cars. Walking, bicycle rickshaws and carriages are all favorites.
This corridor would encourage development downtown and allow tourists and conventioneers to experience the entire city better.
By mirroring the 16th Street concept, Kansas City could have a carless, free bus route the length of the shopping corridor with connections to the train and other buses.