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by MSPtoMKE
November 19th, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1260
Views: 163854

Re: MSP Airport

Annoying that it is getting closed after the expense of a skyway, but it always seemed like a silly solution. It isn’t surprising that there isn’t enough traffic to support a checkpoint almost totally on hotel business. It seems like they should have built a slightly longer skyway around the post of...
by MSPtoMKE
November 5th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237984

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

Based on my very anecdotal observations, drivers are... struggling to figure out where to drive for the temporary northbound bus lane on Nicollet that is being tested. The lanes are divided with traffic cones, and I saw more northbound cars in the rightmost bus lane than in the center general purpos...
by MSPtoMKE
October 7th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 58577

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

We'll need to bad bridges of all sorts, then!
by MSPtoMKE
September 21st, 2019, 12:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9951

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

The E Line project staff have selected a recommended route. On the north end it appears that they still have not made a final decision between a terminus at Stadium Village or Westgate stations. On the south end, the recommendation is to serve Linden Hills, 44th, and France Ave on the way to Southda...
by MSPtoMKE
August 23rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237984

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

Interesting, how will it get back to Lake St? Stevens is closed, I thought?

I wouldn’t think too many people would use the lane one 28th, since it is short, but enforcement would definitely be needed on Lake St.
by MSPtoMKE
August 23rd, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237984

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

Also, there is a new bus counterflow lane on 28th St between 4th Ave and either Stevens Ave or 1st Ave, I forget which. Anyone know what it is for? I’d guess a revised routing for the 11 so it doesn’t have to split apart, but I can’t figure out how it would get back to 3rd Ave.
by MSPtoMKE
August 21st, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237984

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

I appreciate these are going in, but the bus lane on Chicago is quite short. It is basically a block long exclusive left turn lane into the Chicago-Lake Transit Center. Since the southbound D Line will likely stay on Chicago instead of turning into the transit center, it won’t even be of any use to ...
by MSPtoMKE
May 7th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9951

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: 43513

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: 199
Views: 27499

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: 417
Views: 81210

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: 10912

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: 1260
Views: 163854

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: 1559
Views: 149766

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: 1559
Views: 149766

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: 1069
Views: 146743

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: 82
Views: 16342

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: 804
Views: 89655

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: 82
Views: 16342

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: 804
Views: 89655

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...

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