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by mattaudio
August 14th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 169
Replies: 100
Views: 10880

Re: U.S. Highway 169

This plan is ridiculously expensive and unnecessary. Did they not consider making the entire four lane corridor MnPASS inside the beltway? There's no reason to expand this corridor with new lanes. 494 and 100 are already parallel corridors, and we just expanded 494 and a portion of 100 with new lane...
by mattaudio
August 10th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 883
Views: 108948

Re: Southside - General Topics

Seems like Venn could set up a corner of their operation for morning-midday coffee + baked goods, to take advantage of 1. their wonderfully large seating area and 2. have window service for transit commuters.
by mattaudio
August 9th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 44488

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Cool, I overlook that from my office and I look forward to spying on people on the rooftop.
by mattaudio
August 8th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1194
Views: 144096

Re: MSP Airport

Count me as someone else who also wanted to check out the hotel and the observation bar, and expected to simply get to the light rail station and be able to walk landside.
by mattaudio
August 6th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 118
Views: 13793

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

It's a busy transit hub because there's not much to do there other than connect between routes. I still bet Downtown Minneapolis, within maybe a 1/4 or 1/2 mi walk of the MT store on Marquette, has multiples more transit trips start, end, or connect.
by mattaudio
August 2nd, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50049

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

Holyoke Ave between 202 and 210 Street is the main street of downtown Lakeville.
by mattaudio
August 1st, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50049

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

That Kwik Trip is in a walkable downtown that serves as the urban center for thousands of people. Should we not worry about transit on Washington because it might pass Bobby and Steves? Or can you believe we built one of the metro's major transit hubs within eyesight of the North Loop Holiday?
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50049

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

See the attached link.
by mattaudio
July 30th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 444
Views: 50049

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

If we're going to discuss hypothetical exurban extensions to BRT lines, I'd rather see the Red Line extended to Downtowns Lakeville and Farmington. Let's connect old urbanized neighborhoods before we try to connect sprawlscapes. https://goo.gl/maps/2V8CTWNW5F22
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 894
Views: 92209

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

38th wasn't even reconstructed... simply redecked.
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'
Replies: 126
Views: 15391

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

True. Would have been great if Ryan and Stanton worked together when the Legacy was site planning. Fantasy map time: Of course, this section of former NPRR alignment east of Gold Medal Park would be an excellent place for a heavy regional/intercity passenger rail portal taking trains from the NP #9 ...
by mattaudio
July 26th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'
Replies: 126
Views: 15391

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 43 stories / 526'

Couldn't they put in a woonerf along the old railroad edge in the back, extend the Dinkytown Greenway, and make it a feature rather than a bug? Ryan owns two of the three parcels between the old railroad edge and W River Parkway.
by mattaudio
July 20th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 431
Views: 79627

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

The last vestiges of the original St. Mary's Nursing School / St. Mary's Junior College.
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

Back then, Thrivent actually had a diner on the ground floor of their HQ facing the Hennepin County tower... LouAnn's Diner.
by mattaudio
July 12th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 55
Views: 5111

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Odds of this becoming another Accenture Building where the first tower is built, a recession happens, and the second tower never happens?
by mattaudio
July 11th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 167
Views: 20287

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target, etc.) - Downtown Longfellow

Are we still assuming a new Aldi here will complement rather than replace the existing Aldi just west of Hiawatha?
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 9391

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

Two things that seem to contradict the "cities and counties are helpless without the state" narrative: - Hennepin County recently started collecting an additional 0.005% sales tax that can be used for transit. - Hennepin County recently started collecting a $20/car/year wheelage tax that can be used...
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 9391

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

Maybe the legislature should get out of the business of funding *urban transit AND *rural county roads
by mattaudio
July 10th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 229
Views: 24179

Re: Bike Share

Wouldn't the solution to "dockless" problems be to have virtual docks as corrals in the street itself? Replace one car space with 10+ bike spaces.

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