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by Didier
June 18th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55973

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I can't imagine there are many trips on the Parkway for which 62 would be the next-best fit. Not saying that as a good or bad thing, just an observation.
by Didier
June 13th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264558

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

What’s the general end game behind the viaduct removal dream? Just move the freeway entrances farther out? Or is the idea that we get rid of them altogether?
by Didier
June 6th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 79
Views: 5837

Re: Electric Scooters

Somebody parked two electric scooters in the boulevard in front of my house this morning, which stressed me out because 1) why did they park in front of my house? and 2) how long were they going to sit in front of my house in the middle of a random residential block in South Minneapolis? But then my...
by Didier
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 46583

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

To talindsay, I think that assessment of East Lake and Marshall is true for much of the day, but the bridge becomes a major pinch point at rush hour, and removing one or even two lanes of traffic could really back things up. I travel from Fairview into Minneapolis daily, and getting from Cleveland t...
by Didier
May 27th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55973

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

(Not related to this tweet. Just learning Southside Pride’s bizarrro politics and seemed like a relevant time to share)
by Didier
May 27th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55973

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Southside Pride is very pro Hiawatha Golf Course, I’ve determined.
by Didier
May 14th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 944
Views: 80718

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

St. Paul and Yazoo City, man.
by Didier
May 10th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 170
Views: 18460

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Yeah you always drive around forever only to end up in the far corner anyway. The above ground ramp is probably worse though, from a pedestrian standpoint. It’s a maze seemingly not taking into account that you have to get out of your car after parking.
by Didier
May 10th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: Tim Hortons

I recall talindsay once had some intel on this.
by Didier
May 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 2914

Re: Tim Hortons

Did many of the stores bake their own donuts, or were they shipped in from a central facility?
by Didier
April 26th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29892

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

According to a neighborhood email group, the Schneider pharmacy at University and Bedford is closing as a result of the building being sold. No other real info, but this would seemingly be a ripe location for more redevelopment. It's adjacent to a Green Line stop, and there's already been a lot of a...
by Didier
April 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Yeah, that.
by Didier
April 15th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

It was the accessible downtown restaurant for us suburban kids during high school. I actually never realized it closed.
by Didier
April 15th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75743

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

I actually once took the park-and-ride bus from the bus barn here to the state fair, and remember being surprised by them taking the same roundabout route then, too. I figured with so many state fair busses it’d make Snelling a disaster if everyone used it. Maybe the same deal here. The fewer cars o...
by Didier
April 15th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29892

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I’ve only followed this from afar, but aren’t the neighborhood objections more about existing residents being kicked out etc than the buildings themselves? I thought there was something more to all of this.
by Didier
April 14th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75743

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Seems like generally things went very smoothly. http://www.startribune.com/excited-soccer-fans-converge-on-st-paul/508547292/ While a few fans lamented the lack of parking, most said their gameday trek went off without a hitch. They rode buses and light rail, took shuttle buses from the State Fairgr...
by Didier
April 14th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75743

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

I drove. Needed to be somewhere right after the game so didn’t want to risk a long line at the light rail. Found parking no problem less than half a mile from the stadium.
by Didier
April 13th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75743

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Bafflingly easy getting to and from today, if you were wondering.
by Didier
April 7th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 75743

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Thanks for that. So if I'm understanding, they have ~1,000 free parking spots, but if you pay $10 you get a reserved spot, plus a beer and a train ticket? I was hoping they might introduce something a little more creative to avoid sending a crush of people to the already busy LRT.

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