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by MSPtoMKE
May 7th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6391

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

MNdible wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Are they seriously planning on running articulated buses through Linden Hills? With some of the twists and turns on that route?
A flotilla of articulated 6s departs Southwest High School every school day after classes get out, do they have trouble with the turns?
by MSPtoMKE
March 13th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 42594

Re: Northern Lights Express

Also despite being two miles apart, Boston requires a local transit transfer to get between South Station and North Station by rail (Red-Orange or Red-Green). At least we have a one-seat rail connection between our two stations. A nit pick, but you can have a one-seat ride if you use Back Bay Stati...
by MSPtoMKE
March 9th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21427

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The caption of the main photo in that article is perfectly cromulent!
by MSPtoMKE
March 7th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 414
Views: 74944

Re: Dinkytown

COLSLAW5 wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Also interesting it looks likes it won't be just Bon Chon but a Poke place as well called Oishii Poke.
Ummm, there are already 2 Poke restaurants within a block of there...
by MSPtoMKE
November 22nd, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10418

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Yeah, I was at the Apple Store yesterday, and they employees were commenting that one person would park, and then several others would follow their lead. I have a feeling that there is going to be a lot of cars dropping off or picking people up in the bike lane, even if they don’t officially park.
by MSPtoMKE
October 23rd, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 156218

Re: MSP Airport

Just for fun (?), I made some maps of destinations from MSP on Great Circle Mapper. Data comes from wikipedia . Some destinations are seasonal, less than daily, etc... Here are flights outside the Lower 48 states, including future service and the not-100%-sure-thing service to Shanghai: http://www.g...
by MSPtoMKE
October 18th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 141051

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Looks like I was wrong about eliminating a lane, they hadn’t striped the center lane when I saw it last night, so it was hard to tell what the layout would be. It looks like they just narrowed lanes, so there is no bike lane buffer. So not great, but still an improvement I’d say. I hope folks who pa...
by MSPtoMKE
October 18th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 141051

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I noticed two new sections of bike lanes striped today that I hadn't heard anything about. The first is on 14th Ave SE between University and 5th. The second is being striped as I type this, LaSalle Ave south of Downtown. I didn't have as much a chance to check it out (its late!) but it appears that...
by MSPtoMKE
September 19th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1037
Views: 133610

Re: Southside - General Topics

Why not South Of UPtown, or SOUP? ;)

I made this a long time ago, not necessarily to be taken seriously
ImageUptown Map by Andy Tucker, on Flickr
by MSPtoMKE
September 13th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 76
Views: 13172

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

That is certainly possible, but not what is shown in the plans. Perhaps it was shifted? The site plan just shows trees along the sidewalk next to what is labeled as the “BRT Lane”, with a yellow box roughly corresponding to where the platform is shown in the 8th St. BRT layout.
by MSPtoMKE
September 13th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 797
Views: 85386

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

Well, it is also every 15 minutes midday on weekdays, the same as planned Orange Line service. Yes, evening and weekend service is less than what will be offered, but it is still a significant improvement. Keep in mind that the I-35W bridge over the Minnesota River will start construction soon as we...
by MSPtoMKE
September 13th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland - 16 stories - 180'
Replies: 76
Views: 13172

Re: Wells Fargo Redevelopment - 801 Portland

Is it my imagination, or does the plan call for a drive thru curb cut in the middle of the aBRT station platform?
by MSPtoMKE
September 13th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 797
Views: 85386

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

It’s also possible that the Lake St. station and direct access ramps to downtown won’t be open until near the end of the I-35W project, both of which are pretty key parts of the line. Instead of opening the Orange Line before construction was finished, they decided to add weekend service to route 53...
by MSPtoMKE
August 16th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Upper Harbor Terminal
Replies: 50
Views: 8025

Re: Upper Harbor Terminal

Why are keeping that useless industrial infrastructure? Gas Works Park in Seattle is a very popular area to visit that has maintained some of the old industrial infrastructure on the site. Part of it is that it has a great view of the Skyline overlooking Lake Union, but the ruins themselves are pop...
by MSPtoMKE
August 10th, 2018, 4:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147084

Re: Nicollet Mall

And even LaSalle! It's only a block west from Nicollet, but LaSalle always looks dead. Yeah, LaSalle north of Grant is pretty sad. Being wedged between Nicollet and Hennepin, pretty much every building treats it as its backside to be ignored. The only thing even resembling an active use I can think...
by MSPtoMKE
June 8th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 495
Views: 49537

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Between 1:05 to 1:10 for MOA to Maplewood Mall, about 10 mins less to MSP.
https://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites ... 40/054.pdf
by MSPtoMKE
February 7th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 27178

Re: Google Maps

Google’s 2D aerial imagery for a swath of Downtown Minneapolis has also been updated. It may be based on the 3D imagery that was loaded. It is higher resolution than the rest of the metro area imagery, but the stitching gets a bit wonky at the edges. Google Earth says it is from June 1st 2017, so on...
by MSPtoMKE
December 12th, 2017, 12:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 150343

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

The new establishment is one of several ways Jack Link's is building its visibility in downtown Minneapolis. Last month, the Wisconsin-based jerky purveyor opened a retail store in the renovated Target Center, its first in the country. This month, Jack Link's employees are starting to move into new...
by MSPtoMKE
November 18th, 2017, 3:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2284
Views: 221141

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

A couple minor comments/questions about the Nicollet Mall routings. The 10 will take Washington to 3rd to cross the river, while the 17/25 will use the old routing of Washington to Marquette/2nd to 1st to reach the bridge. Why not just pick one? It doesn't do a better job of serving the area north o...
by MSPtoMKE
October 11th, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 27178

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I believe google maps now defaults to the 3D view which is more outdated. If you toggle 3D off, you will see a more recent image. For example, US Bank Stadium is completed in the 2D view. Huh. I get the same images in 2D and 3D, and none of US Bank, the Wells Fargo Towers and related developments, ...

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