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by MNdible
May 17th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1279
Views: 127991

Re: Nicollet Mall

While it would be sad, the trees are definitely going to be under warranty and would be replaced by the contractor.
by MNdible
May 15th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 248
Views: 29636

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

51k daily skyway trips vs 20k pedestrians on Nicollet mall ...sigh... The math on this seems a little sketchy. Based on the slide, it really seems like the comparable figure should be the 15,100 people noted in the City Center skyway (or maybe a slightly busier USBancorp skyway). The 51k figure mus...
by MNdible
May 15th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Milwaukee
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Milwaukee

Barf.
by MNdible
May 15th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 248
Views: 29636

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Wasn't there speculation based on the early leaked plans that the Pinstripes that had been proposed for the Guthrie ramp liner parcel might end up here?
by MNdible
May 11th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 226
Views: 24549

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I think it would be a stretch to spend this money on aBRT. Wastewater treatment seems a little more feasible. Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF): In 1988, 77% of Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the ENRTF (Article XI, Sec. 14) - a constitutionally d...
by MNdible
May 10th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 155
Views: 23063

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Definitely. Kind of surprised that Wall hasn't sold them to Surly yet -- I can't imagine that the parcel is particularly useful for redevelopment.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

And do you think that elected politicians will interpet that policy to mean that they should eliminate automobile traffic from Hennepin Avenue?
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Ah. I see it's time to move this conversation over to the Fantasy Maps thread.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Presumably, it's the pinch points at the stations that preclude bike lanes in the layouts. Where there aren't stations, there's extra space that could be used for parking, or could be used for extra pedestrian space, but since it's not continuous would be of little use for bike facilities.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

VacantLuxuries wrote:
May 9th, 2018, 11:28 am
Is there a reason why we're already assuming a loss on fighting for both and having the parking removed instead?
Well, if we're using Matt's layout as the starting point, it already assumes losing parking in most locations. That's really not the trade-off.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1588
Views: 167425

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

If memory serves, the Eclipse project was also a more complicated partnership than the rest of Stanton's projects. He never owned the land -- pretty sure the 21st Century Bank still controls the site.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 852
Views: 101385

Re: Southside - General Topics

jw138 wrote:
May 8th, 2018, 11:47 am
Heard a rumor that a Filipino restaurant will be taking over the old coffee shop space at 43rd and Nicollet.
Any more details with this? Could be a great addition to the neighborhood.
by MNdible
May 8th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I would consider a lack of bike facilities on Hennepin to be a dealbreaker, for any number of reasons. I'd even place it above dedicated transit lanes in the hierarchy of needs, all things considered. Safety > speed, even for transit. I mean, I know you've got your allegiances, but... really? There...
by MNdible
May 8th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 97
Views: 7496

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Interesting layout.

Are people willing to accept a Hennepin Avenue with no bike facilities?
by MNdible
May 8th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 852
Views: 101385

Re: Southside - General Topics

Does anybody know what level of improvements would trigger a new City site plan review?
by MNdible
May 7th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 110
Views: 21167

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Step 1: Get rid of all of those rich doctors.
by MNdible
May 1st, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 874
Views: 86140

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It's not going to change anybody's opinion, but there's only $70m going towards the interchange, for Phase 1. The other $134m adds MNpass lanes to 494.
by MNdible
April 27th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350164

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Dylan Thomas has been doing consistently great reporting on SWLRT. Tip of the cap to him.
by MNdible
April 27th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 226
Views: 24549

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Counterpoint: This line should run as essentially "express" between West Lake Station and Southdale. Only stop at 44th and 50th.

Linden Hills Village is not a particularly important driver of transit use, and can be served by the regular 6 just fine.

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