Have your say on 'smart city' interactive kiosks

Posted: 2:44 PM, Sep 21, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-21 19:44:07Z

Kansas City residents have a chance to choose the locations for 12 of the 25 smart city kiosks.

The 25 interactive digital kiosks will be placed along and around the KC Streetcar route, with 13 located along the streetcar route itself and 12 available in nearby areas.

The kiosks will focus on content for that specific location--such as announcements, services, events, transportation services and entertainment.

These kiosks will be fully accessible and could potentially serve as a reverse alert system in case of emergency operations.

In determining which 12 spots near the KC Streetcar, city leaders are asking the public to vote on their top five locations.

Locations are (see map below):

• River Market Exit near 3rd and Walnut
• Town Pavilion Entrance to Walnut
• Municipal Auditorium
• Outside of One Light Luxury Tower
• Outside of Sprint Center (13th and Grand)
• Between City Hall and Court House
• Outside of McFaddens and across from the Sprint Center
• 14th and Walnut (four restaurants on the corner)
• 18th and Grand
• Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
• Mildred’s Coffeehouse (19th and Wyandotte)
• Urban Garden (18th and Broadway)
• Crown Center
• Barney Allis Plaza
• Downtown Transit Loop (12th and Grand)
• 12th and Wyandotte Outside of the Marriott Downtown
• 20th and Wyandotte near Southwest Boulevard
• Power and Light Building Apartments (14th and Grand)
• 18th and Oak (outside of Thou Mayest and Grinders)
• 20th and Baltimore (near the Freight House entrance)

Kansas City is in the midst of building the biggest smart city in North America, and these kiosks will serve citizens and out-of-towners with the information they need to know.

Click here to vote!  The deadline to weigh in is Friday, Oct.2.