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by WAngell
April 26th, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Trucks: 2 or 3 Small vs 1 Big Semi ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

Trucks: 2 or 3 Small vs 1 Big Semi ?

Snelling Avenue is a bastardization of residential, schools, retail, and... trucking, much of it from the multi-modal terminal on Pierce-Butler. Are the trucks a significant problem on Snelling? If so, one option is to send them all down Transfer Road & Cretin Ave to 94. Inefficient but keeps them o...
by WAngell
October 13th, 2016, 5:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

@kellonathan, sort of both but primarily streetcar. Our LRT seems (to me) to fall somewhere between a standard Tram (streetcar in US) and a commuter rail. Located in street ROW like tram but with some dedicated ROW. Faster than a tram, not as fast as commuter. Stop spacing about the same as tram/str...
by WAngell
October 12th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Twin Cities LRT vs Portland Tram ?

I'm doing a quick deal on Portland's tram system. Does anyone know how it compares performance wise to our LRT? EG, how fast you can traverse 1 mile or some other comparative measure? Cost per passenger mile to build and maintain it? In theory our LRT s/b faster but it didn't seem that way. I wish I...
by WAngell
October 17th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycling and transit elasticity ?
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Re: Bicycling and transit elasticity ?

I would guess that rail options like LRT or Tram would be much easier to ramp up for seasonal or single event (sports, concert, snow/cold) since cars could simply be added and wouldn't require additional personnel (or much additional personnel?)? Do you know if Copenhagen simply accounts for the ext...
by WAngell
October 14th, 2015, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycling and transit elasticity ?
Replies: 11
Views: 965

Bicycling and transit elasticity ?

How difficult is it for transit to ramp up and down based on weather? If we achieved perhaps 15% modal share of bicycling (commute, school, grocery runs, and dinner), which should be very feasible, how well can a transit system react to increased demand during inclement weather? How costly? Unintend...
by WAngell
October 10th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?

Thanks. I've got queries to South & GR. Seward Montessori also has a pretty good bike program btw.
by WAngell
October 8th, 2015, 2:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?

Thanks all. I'm primarily interested in bicycling, but also walking. A half mile walk zone would be about 0.8 square miles straight line, a one mile walk zone approx 3 square miles, and a three mile bicycle zone about 28 square miles straight line. All a bit less measured along paths and roads. So, ...
by WAngell
October 8th, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?
Replies: 7
Views: 679

K-12 schools with high bicycle modal share ?

I'm trying to collect data on K-12 schools including urban, suburban and rural, that have fairly high modal shares of students riding bicycles (and walking). Any advice that anyone can give me on this would be appreciated and in particular if you know of any schools that have a fairly high modal sha...
by WAngell
September 15th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U of M transitway bicycle usage?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: U of M transitway bicycle usage?

Thank you all. Very heartening to hear and similar to my very few experiences.
by WAngell
September 15th, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U of M transitway bicycle usage?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

U of M transitway bicycle usage?

Does anyone have an idea of how much the transitway between the campuses is used for bicycling? Are there other routes that students prefer to avoid the buses or are the bus drivers generally quite courteous?

Thanks,
by WAngell
January 25th, 2015, 9:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 511
Views: 62920

Re: Rush Line Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Another option would be to utilize some Niceride stations for transport between an LRT station and the mall.

Related to this, what impact will the various alignments have on bicycle routes?
by WAngell
January 16th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2401
Views: 279969

Policy & A Pint: Bike, Buses, and Beyond.

I went down to the Amsterdam last night for this but it was sold out with a line of people filling the stairwell hoping to be let in. Did anyone here go? Highlights?
by WAngell
November 6th, 2014, 8:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Grid vs Bicycles ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3090

Re: Grid vs Bicycles ?

Call her "tween" age, and since we don't live there she isn't riding alone in that area. But it's as good as any busy urban node for kids on bikes. I don't think so. I see about as many people riding on sidewalks around here as on the streets, particularly on Selby, Grand, and Dale. They apparently...
by WAngell
November 2nd, 2014, 9:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Grid vs Bicycles ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3090

Re: Grid vs Bicycles ?

2) I ride with my daughter around the cathedral hill / summit area without worry and have done so since she was little. It's a perfectly friendly area to ride a bike. Summit itself could be better but isn't bad by any means and obviously my daughter isn't a "vehicular cyclist". How old is your daug...
by WAngell
October 31st, 2014, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Grid vs Bicycles ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3090

Re: Grid vs Bicycles ?

What then is your recommendation for Summit/Cathedral? Is it good like it is? What changes would you make? What's the problem statement? Good question. At a high level, is the road/street layout in Summit/Cathedral (or the area bounded by 94, 35E, St Clair, and Lexington) OK as is or should changes...
by WAngell
October 31st, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Grid vs Bicycles ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3090

Re: Grid vs Bicycles ?

What then is your recommendation for Summit/Cathedral? Is it good like it is? What changes would you make?
by WAngell
October 31st, 2014, 8:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Grid vs Bicycles ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3090

Grid vs Bicycles ?

In some recent posts I have, not unexpectedly, taken a bit of criticism for my recommendations for blocking off grids or otherwise forcing motor traffic from residential streets on to collectors or arterials — car sewers. I would like to better understand what others idea's are for alternatives as w...

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