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by amiller92
October 8th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 528
Views: 47765

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: 802
Views: 87951

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: 114918

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: 138420

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: 1365
Views: 152691

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: 173
Views: 16719

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: 12056

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: 11429

Re: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning

Fancy condos near fancy shopping and dining. It's an outrage.
by amiller92
September 12th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave

I guess I find it more strange that it's currently zoned R5 than that it will be Interior 2 in the future, although more neighbors might help revitalize what feels like a pretty under used commercial node.
by amiller92
August 22nd, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 207
Views: 28192

Re: Google Maps

Not directly helpful: I am aware of commercially available images taken by both airplanes and satellites. Haven't heard of helicopters being used, but don't know why they couldn't be. Also have no idea where Google gets there's (don't think it's from the plane/satellite sources I'm personally aware ...
by amiller92
August 22nd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1058
Views: 141719

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Not sure why volleyball is any weirder than other park-based sports facilities. Don't think we need more tennis courts. Apparently someone is advocating for pickleball (whatever that is), like, whatever.
by amiller92
August 22nd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136541

Re: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

According to google street view, the Holiday was built sometime between 2009 and 2011. Per County property records, 2010. I'm trying to remember where I got gas when I lived downtown. The most accurate answer is that I didn't do it very often because I didn't drive much. I guess I used the Loring S...
by amiller92
August 21st, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 17345

Re: Star Tribune

At least early on, the balance of comments on the "let people chose cars" counterpoint was fairly neutral to maybe slight pro-alternatives. I lost track as the comment count went up, though.
by amiller92
August 20th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 58857

Re: Downtown Hotel News

We have lots of businesses for business travelers to visit.
by amiller92
August 19th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 62469

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

There needs to be some sort of long-ranged plan to adapt the infatructure to climate change. In some instances, it might best for us to retreat a bit. The in-progress Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan includes a bunch of re-meandering of the creek and additional water storage areas. http...
by amiller92
August 16th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165502

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Do we want Nicollet to be the beating heart of downtown Minneapolis, and a shopping, dining, and retail destination? Yes and no. If "destination" means "where people come from the suburbs twice a year for dinner" then no that isn't the goal. I want Nicollet to be part of a thriving downtown, with w...
by amiller92
August 9th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161446

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Who's gonna pay for downtown parking to go shop at the same stores that are at MOA? People who are already parking or otherwise visiting downtown. Apple stores are really about product exposure rather than sales. They are also largely about repair. There are tens of thousands of people who need to ...
by amiller92
August 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33698

Re: Bike Share

MattW wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Anecdotally, people riding them are mostly in the 50+ age group.
In particular women, in my non-scientific observation.
by amiller92
August 8th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161446

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

The city really needs to advertise the parking ramps better. There's been a tremendous loss of visible surface parking in the area, which is great, but the ramps are hard to find if you're not familiar with the area and the regional transit service has not caught up to the point of making Uptown or...
by amiller92
August 8th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Highway Removal

StoJa9 wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 9:06 am
Jesus, people will just attach "racsim" to literally anything now.
There's plenty of evidence that urban freeways were through black communities on purpose all across the country. How is that not racist?

Also, racism really is everywhere.

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