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by BoredAgain
July 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1538
Views: 140887

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

It’s like the highway network every summer. Maybe that’s what happens when the network reaches a big enough state? Except that the highways close so that the highways can be re-built or expanded. Bike trails close so that nearby roads or rail lines or apartment buildings or something other than bik...
by BoredAgain
June 13th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 263
Views: 32389

Re: Road Geek Topics

I work north of Washington. Getting the buses to cross Washington is regularly so terrible that bus routes are abandoning service at Marquette and 2nd. The 477 for instance cancelled service north of Washington because getting buses across Washington is so bad. Box blocking by car drivers is normal...
by BoredAgain
June 6th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 58013

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Should Minnehaha parkway divert thru-drivers off the route? This will meet serious pushback by people used to driving it to cross the city fast. Summary: East of Portland, the p...
by BoredAgain
April 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 742
Views: 76518

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

There is a plan for light rail queuing. Temporary fencing and transit police will be directing people to the platforms- you won't be able to just walk up normally or cross any street. Pedestrian access across University will be restricted/ directed from Pierce to Albert Street. Eastbound riders wil...
by BoredAgain
March 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2004

Re: Southside - General Topics

Adding housing is great, as are the windows on Cedar Ave. Then moving an entrance to the corner and adding seating is nice. But other than that, what is it doing to engage the street? It’s still a long block to walk past on Cedar. It would be nice if they had a couple micro retail shops with doors ...
by BoredAgain
March 19th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 363
Views: 47018

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I can't imagine moving into an apartment like this myself, but I am a part of the minority on the extreme opposite end of behavior. I refused to look at homes or apartments that did not have room for a full dining room table. This might seem strange, but it gets used more often than most would belie...
by BoredAgain
January 14th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1946
Views: 227545

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

When what little train transit we do have includes a direct line from the airport to downtown a couple of blocks away, and leading cities worldwide are slowly choking cars out of their densest downtown areas, a porte cochère sounds as anachronistic as a typewriter or 8-track stereo. I appreciate yo...
by BoredAgain
December 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 46991

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

I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty certain that the Calhoun Towers plans explicitly show tracks and platforms for both SWLRT and the Midtown line. The smaller platform (mislabeled) is almost certainly intended to be the dedicated Midtown platform, with one track connecting to the SWLRT line and th...
by BoredAgain
December 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 214
Views: 32654

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

ALDI is non union. Big knock against it in my book. A bit off topic, but unions are great when they bring increased wages, better benefits, a stable and well trained workforce and improved accountability on both sides. Unions are unnecessary when employers offer the wages and benefits on their own....
by BoredAgain
December 9th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 199
Views: 19357

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

You would think there's a modern trolleybus with a small battery that can be utilized for short distances if there's a detour or the bus needs to get around a vehicle (stalled car, some idiot parked in a no-parking zone, etc.). It should be possible to design the connection so that there is enough ...
by BoredAgain
December 9th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 947
Views: 82293

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Thats understandable. I figure we could do both though. Would having an earlier bowl eliminate the chance to host the CFP national championship game? Levi's Stadium is hosting the Redbox bowl on Dec 31st and then the CFP Championship Game on Jan 7th. So yes, it can be done. Just need a Corporate Sp...
by BoredAgain
November 22nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10407

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

The stretch of Hennepin south of Lake is open again. I happened to be there yesterday picking up a book at Magers & Quin. There were half a dozen cars parked in the new bike lanes between Lake and 31st. There was also a traffic cop giving them tickets. This is the first time I have seen a traffic co...
by BoredAgain
November 2nd, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 519
Views: 104270

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

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. I realize that you likely mean two separate businesses in one shared building, but the thought of a literal "...
by BoredAgain
October 26th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 22852

Re: Buzza Lofts of Uptown

Phase II is back after a 5-year timeout: If you're interested in why it went away for 5 years, read the last couple paragraphs of this SW Journal article from March 2014 I guess I'm glad that it wasn't blocked in...
by BoredAgain
October 16th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 123191

Re: Southside - General Topics

Multimodal wrote:
October 16th, 2018, 8:53 am
So the bulldozers have come to create triplexes already?

That was fast.
I assume you already knew this and you are just trolling, but it was an empty lot.
by BoredAgain
October 12th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: 2924 Bryant Ave S, 86 units

The CoW should demand more bicycle parking. Only 40 long term bike parking spaces for 86 units is not a good look for a building just a short roll from the Midtown Greenway. I agree. They are also right on the Bryant bike boulevard, which is a major N-S bikeway. On a different note, I assume they t...
by BoredAgain
September 16th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 15761

Re: Housing Market/Economics - General Topics

Interesting look at whether a home or stocks were a better investment. Stocks come out a slight winner, but timing matters more, and different housing markets change how much stocks were better. Does anyone who is good with charts, and access to historical housing prices in the various housing mark...
by BoredAgain
September 13th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 797
Views: 85338

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

DanPatchToget wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:38 pm
It may not have the speed yet, but it would still be nice to have frequent, all-day service along the corridor instead of what we have now.
If they can't reach the planned speeds, then they would need more buses and more drivers to meet the original frequency. That might not be possible.
by BoredAgain
September 12th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22163

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

^Thanks for the kind words, Multimodal and HiawathaGuy New stuff: Related to Bloomington as well as Richfield -- Richfield City Council and Planning Commission heard a presentation from MnDOT about the start of the 494 expansion project through Richfield and Bloomington. Some key things that came u...
by BoredAgain
August 29th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 163
Views: 29083

Re: Southside - General Topics

‘Extremely affordable’ housing project planned at 45th and Hiawatha The five-story, 53,950 square-foot building will sit on one acre. It will include 80 efficiency units that range from 418 to 518 square feet. A parking lot will have 40 spaces, or about a half space per unit, and there will be insi...

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