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by MNdible
May 21st, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14184

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

How surprising that everybody here sees this as a non-issue. I'm sure everybody else will agree. Just a couple rando-thoughts: 1. Of the elements of the aBRT system that improve bus speed, the bumpouts are down the list, and their benefits could mostly be achieved by signal timing and far-side stops...
by MNdible
May 21st, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14184

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

You're right. Still, you could design the street section in such a way that this wasn't the case. And I suspect that it's a detail that even those who've been paying attention may not have fully understood, and one that might make a lot of people (present company of course excluded) upset when they ...
by MNdible
May 21st, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14184

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

I mean, he's not wrong about this. The problem lies with the proposed construction of concrete cutouts or “curb-outs” at the stops for the planned D Line buses. The “curb-outs” are designed as concrete extensions of existing sidewalks into the driving lanes on the street, which would eliminate the p...
by MNdible
May 20th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Parking Overnight Contracts
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Downtown Minneapolis Parking Overnight Contracts

Hey, random question. Most of the demand for downtown parking should be during the 9-5 peak, so presumably you should be able to park more cheaply overnight than during the day. So, for somebody who's living downtown but working in a location that realistically requires driving and lives in an apart...
by MNdible
May 10th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389139

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Wouldn't this be low-hanging fruit for "locating your front door a short walk from the train station?" Yes, and I'm sure companies with property that are within walking distance will tweak their land uses accordingly. But there's lots of property that is close but not close enough for easy walking.
by MNdible
May 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389139

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

If they're a big employer, I could absolutely see them providing LRT-to-front-door shuttle service. As noted previously, this type of short consistent route could eventually be low-hanging fruit for a self-driving vehicle.
by MNdible
May 9th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 512
Views: 100867

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Yes, that's what I was talking about. Is it necessary ? No, they're managing without it. But having a functional grid is a good thing. As it currently stands, there's no (legal) way to drive between Malcolm and Westgate without going back out to University. They're both effectively giant cul-de-sacs...
by MNdible
May 8th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122101

Re: Southside - General Topics

They're really bending over backwards to grant them those setback variances. I'm really not sure that "I designed a building too big for the parcel that I own" qualifies as meeting this criteria. Practical difficulties exist in complying with the ordinance because of circumstances unique to the prop...
by MNdible
May 8th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 512
Views: 100867

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I was actually talking about 5th Street, directly in front of Surly, not 4th and Territorial. But that's also terrible!

How did St. Paul make so many bad decisions in this area? And are they not interested in fixing them, because it would primarily benefit Minneapolis?
by MNdible
May 7th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6191

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Adding a node where multiple high frequency routes meet isn't duplicative; it adds utility to each of the routes that serve that node. Also, the West Lake routing would likely be faster for riders between Uptown and Southdale.
by MNdible
May 7th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6191

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Are they seriously planning on running articulated buses through Linden Hills? With some of the twists and turns on that route?

I'm still floored, given the impressive density that's being added around the West Lake station, that they've given up on that connection.
by MNdible
May 7th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 512
Views: 100867

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Speaking of St. Paul missed connections, does anybody have any insight as to what it would take to properly connect SE 5th Street next to Surly?
by MNdible
May 7th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 512
Views: 100867

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Do you mean Charles Avenue, not Territorial?
by MNdible
May 7th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51527

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Interesting business model. Seems like it would be a disincentive to anybody who actually planned on living there full time?
by MNdible
May 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122101

Re: Southside - General Topics

I don't want to sound like a monster here, and I certainly don't want to return to a pre-ADA world. And I hope someone will correct me, as I have very limited experience here. But fewer than 6% of Minnesotans have an ambulatory disability. Isn't it in theory reasonable if there is some housing that...
by MNdible
May 6th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122101

Re: Southside - General Topics

Yep, 19 units, single lot. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FZr2eWxYhGlhyW8thk4B0Rxrrk4zxkCs/view So, this appears to be a 45' wide lot. I'm skeptical you could make this plan work on a 40' lot. Also, I know we've discussed this before and it's apparently within the letter of the law, but it seems ...
by MNdible
May 6th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 122101

Re: Southside - General Topics

That seems... impossible?
by MNdible
May 2nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 690
Views: 84064

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

The Hennepin County Library system has a very strong record of hiring talented architects and building outstanding buildings. So, I'm expecting a great library. You should too.
by MNdible
May 1st, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 873
Views: 130836

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Also important to note that those quotes are coming from an Alatus PR flack whose job is to put the best possible spin on a project delay.
by MNdible
April 29th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 1335 Central – Youngblood Lumber
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: 1335 Central – Youngblood Lumber

In that same neighborhood, somebody should put some pressure on the state to develop some veteran's housing on the unused swath of land they control next to the armory. (Fillmore and Broadway)

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