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by mattaudio
June 18th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55974

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Not that I particularly care how people re-route, but that seems like a trip that would be particularly well-suited to just divert to 50th at the first barrier. That's what most traffic does anyways, based on the traffic counts and matched with anecdotal observation. The Parkway is a de-facto exten...
by mattaudio
June 18th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55974

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Interestingly enough, I proposed left turn lanes at intersections like Cedar.... Shocker, I'm not anti-car either... The reasoning being if you had a protected left turn phase off the parkway onto Cedar, you could offer significantly more protection to the people bicycling or walking in the crosswal...
by mattaudio
June 18th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 516
Views: 55974

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Opinion piece I disagree with and I think is based on faulty facts about the actual proposal and faulty assumptions about reality: https://minneapolisparkhistory.com/2019/06/15/closing-parkways-not-a-new-idea-or-a-good-one/ My comment, since I guess comments are moderated: Even though I frequently u...
by mattaudio
June 13th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 254
Views: 30477

Re: Road Geek Topics

How so? Marq 2 may not be the nicest streetscape but from a transit perspective it's truly amazing what double contraflow transit lanes can do.
by mattaudio
June 12th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 38
Views: 4059

Re: Stillwater Development News

Stillwater wants to buy a taxpaying business on a prominent downtown corner for up to $1.2 million dollars - and is considering using eminent domain since an agreement could not be reached - in order to tear it down and build 37 unpriced surface parking spaces. https://www.twincities.com/2019/06/12/...
by mattaudio
June 12th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264559

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Though since we're getting into the realm of fantasy, I don't think this will be a huge deal long term if we... - Build a double-level tunnel under 5th or 6th St where Blue+Green LRT is on L1 and a pair of heavy rail tracks are on L2. - Connect heavy rail on a new alignment from the NP#9 bridge and ...
by mattaudio
June 12th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264559

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Is it just me, or do others think that someday we might regret building on top of the rest of the rail trench without any provision for more passenger rail platforms?
by mattaudio
June 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264559

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

*checks thread for nasa35 or retiredbanker**
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

As someone who takes the 14 the other way from downtown, trust me I kno how flaky that route is and how long it takes to get through downtown. Bus lanes now.
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

I know some office workers in the North Loop who do the same thing. Seems like the solution is a combination of enforcement and increased prices.
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Future of CSAH 25
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: The Future of CSAH 25

Multimodal wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:41 am
a commuting highway that is also trying to be urbanist. Isn’t there a name for that?
m u l t i w a y b o u l e v a r d ;)
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 13562

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

If people are circling around the block trying to find an available parking spot, then the price of parking is too low. That's a basic Donald Shoup principle.
by mattaudio
June 11th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 254
Views: 30477

Re: Road Geek Topics

I've been wondering the same thing. I'm also disappointed the Active Traffic Management dynamic signage was removed (and long before it was removed, disappointed they were no longer used for variable speed signage). On another note, I'd be eager to see a 10-year review of all the Urban Partnership A...
by mattaudio
June 9th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Dallas
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Dallas

Crane collapses on apartment building. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/weather ... ging-winds
by mattaudio
June 7th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 1851

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

trafficeng985 wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 1:49 pm

Minnehaha Scoop will be adding Dave's Popcorn here shortly. Minnehaha Ave/34th St E.
Does this mean Dave himself and the current popcorn shop at 47th and Cedar will be closing? Or a second outlet?
by mattaudio
June 6th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1659
Views: 264559

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The Northstar Center is getting a NRHP nomination for some godforsaken reason: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-178752.pdf Even worse, they're codifying the 1960's changes made to the Pillsbury Building as the historically significant period, so the metal ...
by mattaudio
June 6th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 176
Views: 29892

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

Do lots of non-U buses use the transitway outside of state fair times? I wonder how much expense it would be to run streetcar or LRT tracks on the transitway alongside any future move. Interline with the Green Line tracks from Stadium Village to West Bank, then have a pocket track between West Bank ...
by mattaudio
June 4th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 1851

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

This was approved by the Planning Commission last night. The only changes were a few different conditions of approval regarding a material choice and a window which seemed to have already been worked into the plan by the developer. Sounds like Bergan's will be closing for demolition by September 1.
by mattaudio
June 3rd, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 215
Views: 31003

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

Oooh I saw so many police cars blocking 3rd Av and 6th St and was wondering what happened. Healing to this worker.
by mattaudio
June 1st, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 511
Views: 42824

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

So you're saying we just need to electrify our cars but cars are fine otherwise?

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