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by amiller92
November 22nd, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1258
Views: 163208

Re: MSP Airport

For the savvy travelers most likely to stay at the hotel, avoiding the main terminal is a feature, not a bug. How do you figure? When I've stayed at the fancy on-airport hotels, it's been because I'm flying home in the morning or in for meetings and quickly back out again. Who is staying at the air...
by amiller92
November 7th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36019

Re: Bike Share

talindsay wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Personally I'm hoping the scooters prove a short trend and leave the market when the novelty wears off.
I don't think they are or will, but they may prove sufficiently unprofitable to go away.
by amiller92
November 6th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36019

Re: Bike Share

Shoulda copy and pasted the comment I submitted. I'm concerned about reducing the functionality of the system in two aspects: distance and flexibility. A primary utility of adding e-bikes to the system is facilitating longer trips. Will a per minute charge reduce interest in those trips? It will pro...
by amiller92
November 6th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)
Replies: 52
Views: 5659

Re: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)

SurlyLHT wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 10:57 am
I suspect this block may be limited by the surrounding crime. Not that a large project couldn't come in and change the neighborhood, but I see this more likely in areas closer to the North Loop.
Not so much crime as proximity to services for people experiencing homelessness and a pawn shop.
by amiller92
November 5th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 46015

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

You can certainly commute to work car-free, but this area is still pretty far from becoming a "complete neighborhood" in which you could live a full life without a car (groceries, etc.) Many residents (probably more than 50!) will still own cars here. Reidy's Market is 3/4 of a mile away. It's a li...
by amiller92
November 1st, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 7218

Re: Green Line LRT

Well, that's a journalistic mess, making the chief sound like a buffoon (no opinion as to whether he is one) and using gruesome anecdotes from prior years to discuss a supposed current trend. Took the kid (almost 3) for a brief ride on the Green Line on Sunday (she loves trains). Got on at Target Fi...
by amiller92
November 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development
Replies: 238
Views: 46015

Re: East 38th Street & 38th St Station Development

Not sure why I think so, but seems like the "cut out" with the dog walk should face the back instead of Hiawatha.
by amiller92
November 1st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 24
Views: 3390

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I mean, I'll take it but I agree with the staff feedback on massing. Do something to break it up a bit so it doesn't look like a giant box.
by amiller92
November 1st, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 70
Views: 13760

Re: Elliot Park

Yeah, really kind of crazy that they'd even propose surface parking there.
by amiller92
October 24th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 188
Views: 36201

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

I mean, that's the opposite of how one is supposed to think about sunk costs, but yeah.
by amiller92
October 22nd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 141
Views: 25795

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

That parking should have housing built on it.
by amiller92
October 21st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 141
Views: 25795

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Maybe one of those mini Cub Foods stores. The one in south Minneapolis is so cool. It would cater more to the neighborhood what with the density here and really wouldn't require parking. The one on 46th has a lot of parking. I'm not sure Cub gets urban stores with a lot of walk and roll up business...
by amiller92
October 8th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49380

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

I kind of view electric cars like vaping, in that I view neither as an ultimate solution, but I do see them as steps towards the ultimate goals of using lesser fossil fuels/lowering the over all carbon footprint, and decreasing the number of people who smoke. Meanwhile, vaping is how the tobacco in...
by amiller92
September 27th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 89399

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Don't normally recommend tv news, but this one has comments from some bozo who biked over to check out the pedestrian bring that's supposed to open ahead of schedule too: https://www.fox9.com/news/ramp-from-dow ... f-schedule
by amiller92
September 25th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 117755

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Looks like they are doing work on the 11th Ave bridge over 4th by the stadium. 11th Ave is closed as well and there was equipment of some sort under the bridge.

ETA: Details here: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cip/cur ... dge-repair
by amiller92
September 25th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 896
Views: 139661

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Sure seems like there should be room for two condo towers, given how few condo units we've added.
by amiller92
September 24th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1368
Views: 155949

Re: Nicollet Mall

They've also put planters on the benches of the amphitheater in front of the Library, perhaps to try to prevent people from laying on them, but also have not removed the barricades around it.
by amiller92
September 13th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17310

Re: Crime

Ya! Scare tactics to force the council to spend more on cops!
by amiller92
September 12th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]
Replies: 92
Views: 12756

Re: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]

Yeah, unless there is more space that can be cleared of vegetation or something, that actually looked pretty tight to me, especially next to a moving train.
by amiller92
September 12th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 121
Views: 12047

Re: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning

Fancy condos near fancy shopping and dining. It's an outrage.

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