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by UptownSport
December 19th, 2013, 11:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I would love to see massive rapid transit throughout the cities. The problem, highlighted here, is one must be absolutely, blindly for any mass transit or is put in an anti-transit category. Critiquing a specific issue with a transit project? That criticism simplistically puts the questioner into th...
by UptownSport
December 19th, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

You didn't understand the comment, but then wrote three paragraphs in response? Hiawatha is unquestionably a success for riders, tho. The VA built a massive ramp- I'd guess mostly- but at least in part for commuters using their lot as a Park n Ride. Help me understand this comment, please? To the be...
by UptownSport
December 18th, 2013, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

David Greene wrote:I don't agree with UptownSport that any businesses closed due to construction means we should not have built the line.
Where did UptownSport say, or imply this????
by UptownSport
December 18th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

John F Kennedy said (probably quoting somebody else, but I don't know, sorry) that a rising tide lifts all boats. I suspect that a few boats turn over in the rising tide, but in general his statement is right. Bringing more density and wealth to the area will create all sorts of new opportunities f...
by UptownSport
December 17th, 2013, 10:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

The solution to dealing with change is to make sure it is as beneficial for the general populace as it can be, and hopefully the Green Line will benefit the central cities. That's the concern, here. Is the line overall beneficial , or, does the harm out weigh the good? From the remarks above, most ...
by UptownSport
December 16th, 2013, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I'm hoping you're right- Certainly masses taking it to the U can't lose. My worry is what it is doing to everything else. University seems 'dead', and the hopes are the killer, itself, will bring new life to replace what was lost- We'll see. Yeah - go stand around the KSTP tower on University for a ...
by UptownSport
December 16th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 104084

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

It’s certain that those fields will soon be developed. If we supply transit, the development will be less car-centric, no? Wouldn’t that be a favorable result sprawl-wise? It's a false choice to say we must either subsidize auto-dependent sprawl or transit-oriented sprawl. Instead, we should be ask...
by UptownSport
December 13th, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

98% now

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by UptownSport
December 12th, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?
Replies: 56
Views: 6860

Re: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?

Mdcastle: ... You accusing people of being anti-car reminds me of how some people will call pro-choice folks "pro-abortion". Everyone knows that it isn't true, but it is a defamation tactic. ... Yep! How could anyone accuse people, here, of being anti car? It is so like abortion. Total defame. More...
by UptownSport
December 11th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8233

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

My thought was to complete sections in increments- As funds became available. I read this was the idea of the "S-Bahn", but I wasn't sure exactly how that would work ... Obviously (again, take these as examples only, NOT suggestions of routes!!!!!!!!!!) if one were to tunnel under, or cut 'n cover L...
by UptownSport
December 11th, 2013, 2:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 7th Street Transit "Advantage" Bus Stops
Replies: 140
Views: 21120

Re: Bus Stop on 7th Street at Nicollet Mall

Wicked! Most would settle for heaters like this, though:
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Not to do a blow by blow of bus rides, but people are complaining about their waits- Some girl just came out and told me how happy she was to be moving South ...
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 5:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13839

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

35W is mostly residential in S Minneapolis too ... Yes? So is area where SWLRT passes thru Isles/Cedar.

"Antiquated" drivers are still continuing to use both the roads, and are going to do so long after UrbanMSP whining has turned to the next discovery that cars are actually using a road.
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Sure, I understand Washington was designed - envisaged originally as a freeway, not (necessarily) for servicing the U. I don't know that the U needs to have claim for everything that runs thru the campus- Whether convenient or not. I think that's a separate issue than the tunnel, though. Issues We'r...
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

Daily http://www.mndaily.com/2010/03/10/resurrecting-light-rail Another thread, but shocking how exact, same tactics are used on another line now under consideration. Cram it thru now, and fast! “In these final weeks, everyone has to come to the table with the assumption that they will do everything...
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 12:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Park and Portland Avenues
Replies: 93
Views: 13839

Re: Park and Portland Avenues

I'm just thinking, as I said, a way for people to get from S Mpls to downtown, and it would seem impact would be (relatively) minimal to put trains on those streets. The nature of the streets suggests to me that there's a lot of people coming in and out of the city on them- Perhaps it's too much a l...
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 2860
Views: 278108

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

No heat lamps at Coffman shelters is basically criminal at this point. Criminal is the impact described in the last dozen or so posts. This is only one section of the line- What happens further down remains to be seen. No one had any idea this would be confusing to autos, bus operators, pedestrians...
by UptownSport
December 10th, 2013, 11:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 22841

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

That a long way from here. How will you get the time?

Decanoate?
by UptownSport
December 9th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8233

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

I understand Mpls is expecting rapid population growth in future. Plus it was constructed by the Soviet Union decades ago. Being taken over by the 'Ruskies' briefly would've been a benefit to our transit (and vodka accessibility)? At the moment, after negotiating frozen bustops and total ridiculous ...
by UptownSport
December 9th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 22841

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

Advocates of urban freeway removal often struggle to make effective traffic arguments, simply because they are not traffic engineers themselves.
Or arguments aren't effective because there's no merit, or they can't get the doctor to grant a day-pass from psych ward.
by UptownSport
December 9th, 2013, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8233

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metro_systems - Not to be a jerk, but notice powerhouses like Azerbaijan, Dominican Republic, Greece, Egypt and etc. have undergrounds! There's also talk of S-Bahn, and lesser expensive Medium capacity systems. As Woof pointed out, there's certainly cities on th...

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