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by amiller92
June 26th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1769

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

In this respect, Amy Klobuchar is different from other politicians how? You don't like her, and that's fine. But by most accounts, Klobuchar has been more effective at actually getting legislation passed than your average legislator. Other politicians show up for things, or send their staff, even w...
by amiller92
June 24th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election
Replies: 20
Views: 1769

Re: 2020 Presidential Election

Perhaps I'm being uncharitable, but I think the only person in power seriously considering her for the court is her. As for governor, she could run, but if elected she'd have to actually do things other than hunt for cameras to get in front of. She should stay in the Senate where she can follow her ...
by amiller92
June 18th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Nah. The one on 34th Ave re-opened. But if a station of sufficiently damaged, I can't imagine that they wouldn't think about right-sizing.
by amiller92
June 17th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Maybe use part of the parking lot on the southwest corner which appears to belong to a church. Metro Transit uses it as a layover for buses. Coincidentally, the preacher was talking about how they've been after that lot during an outdoor service the Sunday after. I'm curious whether Speedway intend...
by amiller92
June 10th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1024
Views: 152684

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It WILL matter when our climate gets worse. However, we can change that by letting go of conveniences like our dependence on driving at high speeds. Have you ever considered that maybe instead of making roads supposedly safer with widening and grade-separation people could slow down, pay attention,...
by amiller92
June 8th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Or the police were trying to teach us a lesson.
by amiller92
June 5th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

I know a lot of people here like mayor Frey, and until this happened I could have been considered in that category. I still like him as a person, he's very approachable; however, I think he looked very vulnerable in this. What the city needed was leadership and clear direction and he was clearly fl...
by amiller92
June 4th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

I've lost track of which night was which, but I think it was a tactical error not to enforce the first night of curfew, which I think the governor having a press conference at 1:30 in the morning basically admits. I understand why they did it, though. As with the pandemic, I think the governor has b...
by amiller92
June 2nd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Probably time to split this off into it's own thread? Anecdotally, the Walgreens at 31st Avenue was hit hard on Wednesday night, boarded up and broken into again on Thursday, and then destroyed by fire overnight Thursday. Definitely the hardest hit of anything in the vicinity. Not sure if there's a...
by amiller92
June 2nd, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 93356

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Yeah, I was over there yesterday and a little surprised it looked untouched.
by amiller92
June 1st, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Trying to balance keeping instigating cops away from justifiable protest versus maintaining order is about as unenviable task as could have exists. We got no policing Wednesday night, I assume because the mayor and chief wanted the cops to use restraint, leading the union to refuse to do the job as ...
by amiller92
June 1st, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 244
Views: 49125

Re: Southside - General Topics

I'm guessing many of them will be vacant until post recession. Will people buy up some of the properties betting they will be worth more in 5 years? Seems like especially Hiawatha and Lake with the LRT and etc might be a target. When I was over there, seeing how much has been destroyed I couldn't h...
by amiller92
May 28th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 244
Views: 49125

Re: Southside - General Topics

I drove down Lake from Lyndale to Chicago around 9am. Lots of tags/graffiti and a few boarded up windows and doors, presumably smashed. I could see smoke in the distance, but turned south to avoid backed up traffic. Didn't even think that I was headed through the 38th St intersection, which was open...
by amiller92
May 19th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1209
Views: 184534

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I find it interesting the asseveration that Chicago's vibrancy comes from in part traffic congestion being so horrific that office workers are stuck after work buying overpriced food an beverages rather than being able to get home to their family in the suburbs. Also, on my article on the changing ...
by amiller92
May 14th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 275
Views: 37088

Re: Road Geek Topics

I mean, we have like one or two streets in the entire metro with, in my amateur opinion, a design speed that matches the posted limit and yet have had a default 30 mph surface street speed limit forever. Aside from purely residential streets (which are often also much too wider for their speed limit...
by amiller92
May 11th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 592
Views: 86636

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Around Nokomis, a lot of people seem to be ignoring the signs (like me) and mixing bikes and peds in the closed parkway without issue. I'll also take the mostly empty lane where it's only closed one way and use the parallel, low volume streets, but really, at least down here, it's fine and people ca...
by amiller92
April 29th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1024
Views: 152684

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

https://i.imgur.com/OHFnXWj.jpg 13' 6" of ped/bike space, a low barrier (like this) , four 10' lanes flanked by 2' 6" gutters. Transit priority lane is construction-only for now (write to your electeds asking for it to be permanent, or for lanes on Washington so buses don't need to cross the bridge...
by amiller92
April 27th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 62171

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

What talindsay and tmart said, but also, the "green" part of the Greenway is most definitely not historic. It should definitely be a key part of any future design, but I don't understand insisting on keeping any single particular feature.
by amiller92
April 24th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 62171

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

EOst wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 9:18 am
Removing the sloped green sides of the Greenway and replacing them with retaining walls would be a crime. Functional concerns are not the only concerns worth paying attention to.
Why?
by amiller92
April 23rd, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities
Replies: 15
Views: 3094

Re: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities

Perhaps not a meaningful factor, but it's not a pleasant place to bike too, with the options of trying to use the paved path, and dodging pedestrians, or riding on the cobblestones.

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