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by eazydp
April 18th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53208

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

46, the route I love and hate. I have lived in it's range for 10 years, yet 3/4 of the time I try to use it I end up either walking or finding an alternative due to the 30 minute frequency. It's so painful because it's such a convenient route to Blue line and the 54/future Riverside. There is a larg...
by eazydp
January 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: We have 30 Days of Biking; why not 30 Days of Transit?
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: We have 30 Days of Biking; why not 30 Days of Transit?

As a parent, take your kids! They love riding the bus or the train. It's super exciting for them and others on the bus/train love it too. Plus you're molding a future multi-modal champion. I fully agree that a sporting event (or similar major event) is one of the best motivators to attempt transit f...
by eazydp
December 16th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 222
Views: 35354

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

Aldi (which owns TJ's) and Aldi Süd is kind of like Fleet Farm vs. Farm and Fleet. Although FF was never a single entity as Aldi once was. I think Aldi is great. It's the same 'sell our own label' model as TJ's with less organics and cheaper costs. Just bring your own bags and coins for a cart.
by eazydp
March 30th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147646

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I spent a year and a half living on a busy one-way street in a dense neighborhood of Munich. It was a city with about 4-5 times the bikers of Minneapolis and facilities that were a bit better, but attainable in a few years compared to say, Amsterdam. My experience there can probably foreshadow the f...
by eazydp
March 30th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 43365

Re: Northern Lights Express

I have to admit, I didn't think this project would still have legs. We should start issuing some betting lines on a completion vs non-completion and maybe even open up the finish year/month pools.
by eazydp
June 24th, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147646

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Sharrows are the worst, enough said.

I would rate the mini-roundabout on Bike Blvds as my favorite relatively low cost improvement.
by eazydp
June 24th, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 78266

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

After this disastrously long Nicollet re-do, it's going to take a long time for the DT businesses to get motivated to lose their street for another few years for a street car. I hope this happens in my lifetime though!
by eazydp
April 29th, 2017, 1:19 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Seoul
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Seoul

I also lived in South Korea about a decade ago. It was in a small town on the southern coast with about 300k residents, Yeosu. It had a halfway decent transit system, but the area was quite sprawling. It was 1,000 won (~$1) per trip with no transfers. You could indeed get access to nearly the entire...
by eazydp
July 3rd, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Highlight Center (Old MPS Headquarters) - 807 Broadway St NE
Replies: 10
Views: 5087

Re: Highlight Center (Old MPS Headquarters) - 807 Broadway S

Sport Ngin moved in this week. Very cool repurposing of the original materials and features on the interior of what had been kind of a 60s dystopian bureaucratic nightmare interior (think drop panel ceilings and elementary school like finishes). A brewery called Able Brewing is also moving in to the...
by eazydp
May 17th, 2015, 8:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147646

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

mattaudio wrote:Chicago Ave bicycle lane striping was happening south of Lake St today. They are striping it from Lake to 46th, and then there are already lanes south of 46th a ways.
YES! I had no idea but this is so needed, yay!
by eazydp
March 10th, 2015, 10:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28783

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

Field... so close to Hale!
by eazydp
June 3rd, 2014, 8:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287926

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

As mentioned above, I caught a wrapped train advertisement for some UMN program. I'd imagine that is going to be a popular choice given the prominence to/from campus.

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by eazydp
May 23rd, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147646

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I hope we all enjoyed the 2 weeks of a "continuous" bike path on the East Bank. They have now shut down the bike path section between The Mall/Church Street for some sort of construction and detoured biked onto the scholars walk. They posted even larger signs that it's illegal to bike on the section...
by eazydp
May 19th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 147646

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Refuge islands rock. Yes. The 17th Ave Bike way aka the Southern Bike connection did nearly everything right which 40th St did wrong. The refuge islands on 42nd and 46th are a fantastic experience on a bike. These need to become the default. The only issue is sometimes cross bound traffic get confu...
by eazydp
May 9th, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Building Names
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: Apartment Building Names

Since my topic name was mod-hammered I wanted to address The The is a reference to the best/hipsterest band name ever. Actual Wolf is a close second. If I were making an apartment building, that would be the name I choose. The The. In fact, as a home owner, I now deem my home "The The", sorry develo...
by eazydp
May 8th, 2014, 3:48 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Building Names
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Apartment Building Names

Why does every new apartment development have a name, and was is it always leading with "The"?
by eazydp
May 6th, 2014, 10:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50911

Re: Minneapolis Armory

I realize Soundset has grown immensely since it's start in the Metrodome parking lot, but it would sure be nice if Minneapolis' hip-hop fest could be in Minneapolis and somehow leverage this area. With 28,000 fans last year, it will probably remain at Canterbury, but you never know.
by eazydp
May 6th, 2014, 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287926

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Saw the fruits of over-signalization today when I was biking East on the WATM. A pedestrian walked head-down, against a light in front of a train with it's horn blaring, then into me and another on coming bike, finally realizing his mistake and switching to a light jog for the last 5-6 feet. Scary t...
by eazydp
May 5th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: LRT Disappointments
Replies: 52
Views: 5013

Re: LRT Disappointments

Anyone have a resource/link as to the point of a divergent diamond? I have used that intersection on bike, car and LRT and found the experience to be universally worse, especially on bike. Or is the answer simply slight better for peak demand car traffic?
by eazydp
April 23rd, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stucco (Portland Cement) Houses
Replies: 25
Views: 3977

Re: Stucco (Portland Cement) Houses

I live in one of these. I like it, but they are not maintenance free. Most houses you see in Minneapolis have the original BASE stucco, however the do a process called re-dashing, which they sandblast the stucco, then apply a new layer to the clean surface created. I just got a quote for my house an...

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