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by MSPtoMKE
October 18th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1488
Views: 130716

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: 1488
Views: 130716

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 General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 994
Views: 118524

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
Replies: 50
Views: 6354

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 BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78953

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
Replies: 50
Views: 6354

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 BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78953

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: 49
Views: 6821

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: 1349
Views: 141463

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: 479
Views: 44431

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: 26365

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: 933
Views: 136046

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 and Current Happenings
Replies: 2123
Views: 192606

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: 26365

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, ...
by MSPtoMKE
August 20th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1349
Views: 141463

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I don't think the reasoning was ever officially explained very well, but I don't think they would have been able to do one consistent detour route throughout the entirety of the construction project very easily. When buses were first rerouted to Marquette, 2nd, and 3rd, there was a resurfacing proje...
by MSPtoMKE
August 17th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1204
Views: 147072

Re: MSP Airport

*sigh* Sun Country will change strategy and become a "No Frills" airline. http://www.startribune.com/changing-direction-in-flight-sun-country-ceo-outlines-no-frills-strategy-for-msp-airline/440782193/ There is talk of charging for things like carry on bags, adding seats to planes, and offering buy-o...
by MSPtoMKE
July 2nd, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Useful research links
Replies: 16
Views: 2050

Re: Useful research links

Does anyone know why seemingly all of MNDOT's links are broken now? Did they migrate to a new web address or something? over the last number of months whenever i try opening a webpage or pdf that turns out to be MNDOT's, it never works. I've tried it in both chrome and internet explorer, but neithe...
by MSPtoMKE
June 30th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 201
Views: 26365

Re: Google Maps

I think it is fairly common for imagery updates to roll out over a couple days to various platforms. According to the desktop version of Google Earth, the imagery is from April 5th of this year.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 31978

Re: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S

Starbucks opened today. I've seen some photos, it looks pretty nice.
by MSPtoMKE
June 13th, 2017, 1:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 3D Apple Maps
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: 3D Apple Maps

I'd give it a little time. When I first tried to view the 3D imagery on my iPhone or iPad, I had the same problem. However I could view it on the desktop version of Apple Maps. Now it has appeared on my mobile devices. Anyways, the imagery is newer than Google's, but not super recent. I'd say late s...

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