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by EOst
April 21st, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1628
Views: 258492

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That is a spectacular vista though. It will vanish when the other half of the block gets developed. It's a little bittersweet how few good vistas will remain of the City Hall clocktower (once the city's tallest building) in a few years. There used to be a great one along Park Ave that was blocked b...
by EOst
April 18th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 925
Views: 104382

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Ramsey County is planning to do a 4-3 conversion of Larpenteur Ave (Dale to 35E) where three people have been killed walking in the last few years. Project will include bike lanes. Meeting here: https://www.facebook.com/events/854135888312101/
by EOst
April 10th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 106
Views: 18283

Re: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site

The packet from yesterday's presentation is here.
by EOst
April 3rd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1628
Views: 258492

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Not to mention that it's a Roy Thorshov building, and we've been getting rid of those with abandon recently.
by EOst
April 3rd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 284
Views: 29456

Re: Bike Share

I'm sure it has to do with St. Paul's bizarre decision to choose Lime as their preferred dockless bike company. Now, in the least surprising news of the year, Lime has pulled out as well. The big underlying issue really is that St. Paul has always been a tough market for bike share because it's a t...
by EOst
March 18th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 74150

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Unfortunately, the stadium has a "no bags" policy that will make it very difficult to practically bike there for a game.
by EOst
March 7th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 210974

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Trucks over 9000 pounds are also prohibited: https://library.municode.com/mn/st._pau ... PAWHTRARPR
by EOst
February 14th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 29
Views: 3727

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

University Ave is such a weird and overbuilt road, and its traffic counts drop dramatically the farther south you go. It's 32500 north of 694, where a 4-6 lane divided highway makes sense, but it drops into the low 20s through Columbia Heights and then down to the low teens (12-13k) south of 40th Av...
by EOst
February 13th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 158078

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I like how the existing building reflects almost the entire sweep of the area's history; built in the 1880s as a tenement building pre-railroad trench, converted to warehousing in 1920 when the area lost its residential character, added onto throughout the 20th century without ever fully obscuring i...
by EOst
February 7th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Shriners Hospital for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: Shriners Hospital for sale

It would be nice to see that crossing at Seymour rebuilt some day. Those stairs are a doozy.
by EOst
February 3rd, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 44561

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

DanPatchToget wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 8:00 am
Also raising the sidewalk and curb for easier boarding.
And especially, making sure everything drains properly once you've done so. Moving sewer drains is ludicrously expensive.
by EOst
January 31st, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2239
Views: 210974

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Devil's advocate: If Hennepin County pledges in advance to fill the gap if the state won't, why would anyone at the state feel urgency to fill it?
by EOst
January 28th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 27160

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

I don't know for Minneapolis, but at least in Saint Paul the neighborhood organizations are useful for channeling neighborhood volunteerism. There are a lot of festivals and community gardens and the like that only exist because neighborhood orgs are organized around them. I think the Minneapolis 20...
by EOst
January 15th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 63
Views: 8269

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I appreciate how the Cedar Lake trail curves through the Fed parcel in the rendering, instead of the hard right angle that currently exists. Small favors.
by EOst
January 3rd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 497
Views: 97711

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

St. Paul HPC doing a preliminary review of plans for "a proposal to construct a multi-story, mixed-use building" at 2250-2264 University and 731 Hampden Avenue, which is the east side of the block SW of University/Hampden.
by EOst
December 17th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority/Minneapolis Diagonal Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority/Minneapolis Diagonal Trail

RCRRA has those signs on almost every ROW they own. That route in particular would be the Northeast Diagonal transitway, running through Northeast Minneapolis to a string of Ramsey County suburbs. I don't think it has life in it right now. Here's a speculative map of what it could (have) look(ed) li...
by EOst
December 14th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Pittsburgh
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh today has literally half of its 1960 population (604k). How is that even possible? Part of that is the shrinkage in household size, but it's also that Pittsburgh had some very dense neighborhoods that were partially or completely leveled for urban renewal, like the entire Hill District (...
by EOst
December 4th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 3687

Re: Bike Shopping

I really appreciate my studded tires. It's possible to do without them but I appreciate the stability and peace of mind. You will lose some speed, but looking at my Strava data, I'm only about 20% slower on studded tires (even with a different, much more upright/relaxed bike) than on my summer bikes...
by EOst
November 29th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 61
Views: 4211

Re: E Line ABRT

I'm surprised no one here loves option 4. I'm not that bothered by the extra turns.

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