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by orangevening
July 27th, 2014, 12:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78218

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I don't think this really entails getting rid of all the buses on the street--there are plenty that wouldn't make a lot of sense to move (especially whatever remains of the 18). But with a streetcar running at 7-10 minute frequencies all day, every day, I think you could redirect some of the less l...
by orangevening
July 24th, 2014, 1:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I'm seeing the orange Nice Rides in Frogtown too.
by orangevening
July 22nd, 2014, 2:10 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 333 on the Park / Sibley Square
Replies: 22
Views: 4916

Re: Sibley Square

How do we decide if a project gets it's own thread? It kinda depends on the amount of conversation we expect from a particular project. As a straightforward conversion of an existing building, this one is probably borderline. Part of that is not having many (any?) members living in downtown St. Pau...
by orangevening
July 22nd, 2014, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Its not a obsession, just makes intuitive sense because DT is to the right and there are freaking bike lanes painted right to those stairs. Plus you have thousands of inexperienced bikers on campus who probably never rode a bike in a big city before (I was one of them) One big problem with bluff str...
by orangevening
July 7th, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Oh... the "secret bike trail" isn't a secret anymore is what your telling me
by orangevening
June 15th, 2014, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Is the west end of bike route in gateway park still getting redone?
by orangevening
April 11th, 2014, 2:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

On kfan they had a guess proposing that very idea sometime last year. Of course the anti-bike Barrrieo ripped on him big time and barely let get a word in.
by orangevening
March 13th, 2014, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403177

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

A elevated flyover from Franklin to the Van White area would be possible, no?
by orangevening
January 8th, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403177

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Very conflicted reports from the meeting last night. Star and Tribune report "griping" while others (even in the Stribs article comment section) report that the meeting was constructive and accuse the STrib of yellow journalism. Anyone here go?
by orangevening
January 4th, 2014, 1:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403177

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Cool for London, but elevated bike trails above rail in Minneapolis is horrible blight? http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/jan/02/norman-foster-skycycle-elevated-bike-routes-london Too bad this was nixed from design options in the corridor. These designs kind of s...
by orangevening
January 2nd, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287814

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Is there a reason why they don't tie it to the Twins home opener in April?
by orangevening
December 11th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287814

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I agree that it is much better than when Washington was an arterial highway. That was the configuration when I was a student. Busing took forever, crossing the sidewalk was a circus act. WATM is an improvement and a much friendly environment has been created. Even during the bus "rush hour" the tra...
by orangevening
December 10th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 14272

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

This thread has gone full retard . The Orange Line + aBRT on Chicago (shifting to Portland, south of 60th) will provide a range of transit improvements. Park and Portland are mostly quiet residential streets that unfortunately serve as antiquated relievers to 35W. Agree on the retard part. Orange l...
by orangevening
December 10th, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287814

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Does anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to build bike-able ramps from the end of the upper-level bridge down to the ground level? Like in the space from STSS to the west pedestrian bridge or so? They could maybe even be done with the lower ends in the center, adjacent to the LRT wall, s...
by orangevening
December 10th, 2013, 7:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I wrote this on the green line thread, but I swear the bike infrastructure on campus was designed by someone who has never been on a bike. I'm worried a biker is going to get hit taking a direct left (& getting their tires stuck in the tracks). I attended a happy hour meeting with Steve Sanders (the...
by orangevening
December 10th, 2013, 7:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287814

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I feel like the buses could have been executed better on the Washington Ave Mall. Mainly that much larger and better designed bus shelters would be welcomed, and keeping the stop at Harvard St. I feel like the amenity zone is pretty useless, but perhaps it will be lively in the summer. I also quest...
by orangevening
December 6th, 2013, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1057
Views: 140012

2309 Lyndale ave south

Anybody know what's up with this building? It's new but empty and has been there empty for awhile now. In fact I don't ever remember anyone in there. Faux-European style, commercial 1st floor, residential 2-3 floors.
by orangevening
December 5th, 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287814

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I kind of figured that this would happen, but this Daily article is nevertheless hilarious: http://mndaily.com/news/campus/2013/12/05/bus-changes-worry-students I read too. As a old veteran of the "U" I laughed at the headline. Someone wrote a opinion piece in the Daily on how a transit pass should...
by orangevening
December 3rd, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136333

Re: Target Field Station (The Interchange)

Do people really think that the original Target Field design was sufficient, though? No, of course not. But the current project is obviously not designed for transportation purposes. It's doesn't even accommodate buses, much less bicycles or any other mode other than rail. Despite the original name...
by orangevening
November 26th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8726

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

I don't know if we'll ever see underground rail in the Twin Cities, to be honest. The anti-rail pro-automobile crowd squawks so loudly about any sort of transit improvements that it makes me wonder if they ever leave their exurban enclaves. What is far more realistic is seeing a streetcar travel do...

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