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by beauss
September 2nd, 2014, 10:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150906

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Just conjecture, but my thought is that it may make maintenance more difficult. Without the banding, they could fairly easily do some mill-and-overlay type work on sections of trail that are aging poorly. With the banding, they're forced to remove and place the asphalt by hand, which is more expens...
by beauss
August 3rd, 2014, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 120022

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Hey, I'm just saying there are cities that don't do this and some are much more car-oriented. Too bad it can't be used as an excuse to close the streets off to motorized traffic. I'd feel safer not having cars ride my ass on these streets is all. The traffic is what compacts the surface. Once a per...
by beauss
July 15th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150906

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Does anyone know why the bike trail is closed along the Mississippi River just west of 35W heading towards the Guthrie? Yeah, it's the Gala. The tents are set up on the paths. I tried riding that way last night but had to detour across the Stone Arch Bridge onto the very dark railroad service trail...
by beauss
July 14th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Third Wave Coffee Shops
Replies: 94
Views: 5781

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

People's Organic in the IDS is the only place I know of that does a pour over in Downtown. FWIW, I actually prefer their drip coffee. As somebody above wrote, you have to do a lot of volume to cover rent downtown. It's also a pretty time sensitive customer base, which doesn't lend itself to single s...
by beauss
July 6th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150906

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I noticed today that they were advertising the trail on the Stone Arch Bridge. Every couple of feet someone had painted (chalked?) something with stencil that pointed toward the new Bluff Street Trail. Seemed a bit odd. I didn't remember seeing it earlier in the weekend. I'm pretty sure that's a bi...
by beauss
June 19th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7727

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

It does seem like they're getting the Minneapolis end figured out. 16 minutes from Westgate to Nicollet Mall at 9am and not even 10 from West Bank to Westgate just now.
by beauss
May 16th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150906

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Infrastructure costs money. Lets not forget that this section goes under a piece of automobile infrastructure that cost something like $600M per mile and that the city managed fine without.
by beauss
April 21st, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150906

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Lots of stakes in the ground at Bluff Street Park laying out the new trail to go under 35W. There are also flags where the stairway connecting the Dinkytown Greenway to 15th Ave. will be.
by beauss
April 3rd, 2014, 8:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4490
Views: 410835

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Imagine if we moved the bike trail in exchange for using a quarter of the money saved on tunnels for bicycle infrastructure. $60 million is what Portland spent on bicycle infrastructure from 1993 to 2011. Just saying.
by beauss
April 2nd, 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 165320

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

It's the only one that fits the bill, unless you don't consider 7th Day Adventists conservatives. They're not fans of Gs,Ls,Bs, or Ts (or Qs), even less so when you add leather. The church associated with The Beat is affiliated with the Assemblies of God, the largest Pentecostal denomination. That'...
by beauss
March 28th, 2014, 11:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 64
Views: 4413

Re: Climate Change

I think what drives a lot of climate change denial is confusing the scientific back and forth about the details with the broader consensus. We know CO2 is a greenhouse gas, we can measure its increase in the atmosphere, directly tie those increases to human activities, and record a steady rise in gl...

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