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by EOst
February 14th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 28
Views: 3088

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: 156966

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: 1226

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: 43855

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: 2209
Views: 205200

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: 358
Views: 26796

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: 45
Views: 4304

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: 493
Views: 94606

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: 250

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: 1269

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: 3532

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: 60
Views: 3798

Re: E Line ABRT

I'm surprised no one here loves option 4. I'm not that bothered by the extra turns.
by EOst
November 28th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 493
Views: 94606

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

by EOst
November 12th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 279
Views: 55605

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Don't let her fool you.
by EOst
November 7th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206596

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Normally I wouldn't like the prospect of another skyway over Nicollet Mall, especially here since it would further interfere with the 20 Washington vista. But I do like the proposed public skyway access.
by EOst
November 1st, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 493
Views: 94606

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Rube Dali wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 2:47 pm
Speaking of jersey barriers, NE corner of Rice and Como has them surrounding the old Stahl lanes footprint. Anyone have info on what's going up?
Combination coffee shop and dialysis clinic.
by EOst
November 1st, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 147
Views: 24829

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

While I like seeing this greenway concept in all of the drawings, how to greenway planners see this crossing busy streets such as 46th St? The Oppidan project (Cub) includes a new stoplight at Snelling, right? Therefore I can't imagine Hennepin County having an appetite for a signalized crosswalk a...
by EOst
October 25th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)
Replies: 37
Views: 1856

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner Districts 2,3,4 (2018)

how she would get the votes to do it, etc. This is my question as well. I like Angela a lot (and would probably vote for her if I lived in her district), but is McLaughlin actively opposed to funding these lines if the votes were there? Even if you had 4 votes, you'd really want 5 or 6 (obviously e...
by EOst
October 23rd, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 702
Views: 67356

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

Considering the stadium was built at McGuire's considerable expense for a soccer team that doesn't make a ton of money, I don't see how the venture pencils out if the surrounding land stays parking lots.
by EOst
October 18th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1503
Views: 133948

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Lasalle is excellent news. Is it the full missing link from Grant to Franklin? Just a few years ago the protected bikeway analysis said "lane removal is not feasible."

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