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by mattaudio
July 17th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 736
Views: 87907

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Here's an idea I came up with maybe a decade ago.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IHFzz ... sp=sharing
by mattaudio
July 17th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

There's one island with two platforms. A real train hub would generally need many more. That said, I'm not holding my breath we'll get lots more trains any time soon, and we have options to deal with capacity down the road, maybe with some sort of tunneling. More buildings are good in the meantime. ...
by mattaudio
July 17th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 220991

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Converting a left lane of speeding cars to a left lane of speeding buses?
by mattaudio
July 17th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 220991

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Or to take the idea a little further: https://streets.mn/2018/05/08/a-centering-exercise-for-hennepin-avenue/ https://i1.wp.com/streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hennepin-intersection-with-left-turns.png?fit=1024%2C353&ssl=1 https://i0.wp.com/streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hennepin-bus-st...
by mattaudio
July 16th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 120
Views: 20533

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Yeah, that's my point... creating new "land bridge" sites reduces the demand to redevelop and improve the existing human-hostile land uses downtown.
by mattaudio
July 15th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 120
Views: 20533

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

Is more developable land really the thing downtown St. Paul needs?
by mattaudio
July 13th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 220991

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Agreed, unless by "dedicated bus lanes" we mean a transit mall from the Greenway to Lake St where Kmart now stands...
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157938

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

If there's a nice day, then the hotspots are places like the Chain of Lakes or Minnehaha Falls, not downtown.
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 120
Views: 20533

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

So, I realize this plan would involve a stronger connection to the river... but this sure seems like another Kellogg Mall Park. The only thing that I've ever seen activate Kellogg Mall Park is the Winter Carnival... when Rice Park was torn up for work... It's easy to throw a bunch of people onto a r...
by mattaudio
July 9th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 57
Views: 8842

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

They mention it once, as a previous plan, and then no subsequent mention.
by mattaudio
July 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11650

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

It's kind of wild that people who don't understand basic parking economics are in charge of managing economic growth and inflation for our entire economy.
by mattaudio
July 5th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)
Replies: 49
Views: 10161

Re: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)

Did this project ever finish? Every time I walk by that blank wall on 2nd St, I think they should be allowed to put some windows into the lower part of that wall below the Ceresota sign and maybe an awning facing the sidewalk. Activate this wall: https://goo.gl/maps/yzUpaQjQWEtvAnRt9 IMO this could ...
by mattaudio
July 2nd, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 140902

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

This segment would be better with 2-3 lanes rather than 4-5 lanes. I wonder if there would have been space to fit in a Richfield-style roundabout at 46th Ave (since they're closing off the fifth leg of the intersection) and at Minnehaha (with some limited ROW acquisition). There are plenty of ways t...
by mattaudio
July 2nd, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 145
Views: 23344

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

NickP wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 8:58 am
It looks like it’ll be the entire reminder of the block.
That's disappointing, then.
by mattaudio
July 1st, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154229

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

My uninformed guess is that the lawsuit is just trying to extract a slightly better deal for him to get out of his lease.
by mattaudio
July 1st, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)
Replies: 139
Views: 13698

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

I'm supposedly #waroncars and even I think they should have included some drop-off/standing zones on the 3000 block of Hennepin.
by mattaudio
July 1st, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 214
Views: 32654

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Maybe a... Diner that will be the Talk of the Town?
by mattaudio
June 30th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 140902

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Bikes and bike parts are subject to state and local sales taxes, which add to the general fund. Cars and gasoline have specific taxes directed to roads (and some transit, in the case of the MVST) but are exempt from the sales tax. According to the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank, user fees...
by mattaudio
June 26th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270304

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Nothing is wrong with one-lane one-ways. A few things are wrong with two-lane one-ways but they can be acceptable under certain circumstances. One-way streets with three or more lanes are completely incompatible with an urban environment.

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