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by BoredAgain
October 18th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 20
Views: 2811

Re: Shakopee

Time to start lobbying a another green line extension.
by BoredAgain
September 19th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 188
Views: 34894

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

Ped access to the Starbucks is really bad, I'll give you that. But I disagree that drive-thru lines will frequently back up all the way onto 42nd. There's actually ample queuing space from the ordering station to the street, wrapping around the building and through the parking lot. This isn't Snell...
by BoredAgain
August 8th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1535
Views: 162440

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Apple has too many stores in our metro already. They are not opening any new locations until they close multiple current locations. I know this from talking to current Apple store management staff.
by BoredAgain
August 8th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Highway Removal

Jesus, people will just attach "racsim" to literally anything now. If we tear them down now we got the gentrification folks all up in a tizzy. What a fucking bananas world we live in 2019. Did you read the article? The actual information from the reporter had a lot of good context and discussion. I...
by BoredAgain
August 2nd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93581

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Excellent questions, all around. I tried to account for all your concerns ahead of time, but didn't explain any of the grade details in my original post. Is this new station at the elevation of the existing viaducts? That would mean moving trains from a trench moving up to elevated platforms and th...
by BoredAgain
August 2nd, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93581

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

The primary advantage of this is eliminating the need to back out of a station and allowing for through-running west/north <--> east/south. While I didn't show it explicitly, I'd like to think plenty of development could be done above any sort of station which replaces the viaducts. But you're abso...
by BoredAgain
July 25th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 70
Views: 10526

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

People waiting for commuter rail departures? Is there any reason that they couldn't build a connection to the northeast end of the Northstar platform from the area under the viaducts? It's proof of payment like the LRT, so I don't think they necessarily have to funnel everyone through the headhouse...
by BoredAgain
July 19th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 70
Views: 10526

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

It will definitely be a big change to views of the skyline from a distance as it is the first big leap past Hennepin. When US Bank Stadium was announced in 13/14, I thought at the time we would see the skyline start to shift south and east. That's happened to an extent, but the pull of the North Lo...
by BoredAgain
July 18th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 148366

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: 267
Views: 33820

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: 538
Views: 62964

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Should Minnehaha parkway divert thru-drivers off the route? http://www.startribune.com/plan-to-boost-bike-pedestrian-safety-would-end-through-traffic-on-minnehaha-parkway/510929632/ 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: 750
Views: 81315

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: 2295

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: 382
Views: 51886

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: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 248717

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: 570
Views: 51864

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: 222
Views: 35810

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: 205
Views: 22206

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: 951
Views: 85925

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: 10856

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...

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