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by amiller92
June 25th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1688
Views: 267737

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think they replaced all the dead trees (or at least I saw them replacing dead trees one day, impressively with similar-sized trees, and assume they did all of them).
by amiller92
June 24th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Street labels help a lot. Primary thought is it sure looks convenient to drive west on the Parkway, which maybe shouldn't be the priority. More specifically, I'm not sure the circle at Park makes much sense as the Parkway is one way in your layout, so half the circle is only for cars essentially mak...
by amiller92
June 24th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)

I had been meaning to ask/search for what was happening there.
by amiller92
June 20th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I've seen others have that reaction, but I think it is something interesting to think about. The Park Board shouldn't get in the business of operating apartments, but leasing the air rights to a nonprofit (or MPHA??) that could seem like it's worth exploring rather than dismissing it out of hand.
by amiller92
June 19th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32203

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Blinking bike yellow: means the same thing as a normal green - traffic going straight has the right of way, but be aware that clueless drivers may try to turn through you. This is the biggest problem, since there's no indication anywhere that this unique signal has the opposite meaning of a blinkin...
by amiller92
June 19th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32203

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

If I recall, Our Streets was pushing for the county (I think it's all county road) to continue with the redesign to continue to 35 but the county rejected that and opted for the painted bike lane (currently disconnected by construction in several places). Don't remember specifically why, but maybe t...
by amiller92
June 19th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

That's what most traffic does anyways, based on the traffic counts and matched with anecdotal observation. The Parkway is a de-facto extension of 50th St. I keep hearing motorists who dislike having to drive the curvy segment near Washburn. I drive that segment all the time, and it's not bad. It's ...
by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Not that I particularly care how people re-route, but that seems like a trip that would be particularly well-suited to just divert to 50th at the first barrier.
by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Oh, I don't know about that. Taking away capacity may well reduce trips. I mean, induced demand and all.

But yes, whatever trips aren't eliminated will use 50th and 54th/Diamond Lake Road instead if they can't avoid the area entirely.
by amiller92
June 18th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 528
Views: 57244

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Yeah, apparently I'm not yet sufficiently anti-car. What with the lakes and freeway in the way, the Parkway is a useful connection that mostly works okay (aside from at Cedar), with relatively slow moving traffic. The exceptions are the two intersections with 50th, where I think the plan offers smar...
by amiller92
June 10th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'
Replies: 206
Views: 30702

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 48 stories / 550'

While I completely agree with you that 30 is a pitiful number, I will say that I would much rather live at the Eleven's location than the Gateway's. Both good, but Mill District area is truly top-notch for livability. Hm. There's a Trader Joe's now, but the knock on the Mill District for me was alw...
by amiller92
May 21st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14370

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

If you've ever watched how people drive around buses, you might think that it's a good thing that people aren't going to be able to fail to yield to the bus or turn in front of it. I mean, if you think the speed of the bus and the safety of pedestrians are higher priorities than the speed of (mostly...
by amiller92
May 21st, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14370

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

I mean, he's not wrong about this. The problem lies with the proposed construction of concrete cutouts or “curb-outs” at the stops for the planned D Line buses. The “curb-outs” are designed as concrete extensions of existing sidewalks into the driving lanes on the street, which would eliminate the ...
by amiller92
May 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 60512

Re: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue

Bank of America is opening a branch here. That leaves one more retail space to fill. The branch will be a virtual banking center, which means it won't have bankers. Instead there'll be an interactive learning wall, a video-conferencing room, a table featuring the bank’s latest technology and a digi...
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 317
Views: 22322

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Then you have to think about how it would happen. A landlord that's happy with what he's making isn't going to sell, so you're either condemning problem properties (back to substandard) or you've got a landlord who wants to sell and you may be competing against redevelopment that will be more profit...
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 317
Views: 22322

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

That comes with ongoing maintenance and replacement costs, though. And to me there's a moral question as to whether publicly-owned housing can appropriately be kept substandard (which is why some of that NOAH is affordable).
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 550
Views: 82363

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

There was construction happening at the Viking Bar this morning. Looked like maybe they were putting in a window facing Riverside (there was a hole in the bricks, anyway).

(Did not see a West Bank or Cedar/Riverside thread)
by amiller92
May 13th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1513
Views: 138141

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The signals make no sense. What does a flashing yellow bike symbol mean? Flashing yellow left turn arrows mean yield if you're turning. Are bikes supposed to yield to cars when it's flashing yellow? Why? And why do the pedestrian indicator and car green turn before the bike signal? Are bikes suppose...
by amiller92
May 7th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 170
Views: 18541

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Every time I go there (which wasn't often when we lived downtown and is almost never now), I just cannot fathom how they built it without housing above the shops. Like, who is a "town center" for? Typically, the people who live there (or other are already there). It's like the re-created Downtown's ...
by amiller92
May 6th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 1892

Re: Southside - General Topics

mattaudio wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 10:18 am

Anyone else going to the developer meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.? It sounds like the proposed tenant will be announced at the meeting.
Planning to go.

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