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by Tiller
February 3rd, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43841

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Cool, thanks for the info. That's incredible that a station could cost $400,000. Where is all the money going? It's basically four poles, a few slabs of glass and a computer, right? I've never looked too closely at how they're constructed, though you've gotta tear the area up to put in utilities an...
by Tiller
February 2nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 41554

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I wanted to get a Kia Soul EV for my first car but they weren't even sold in MN. Still haven't gotten a car, but the first one is gonna be a Tesla now.
by Tiller
February 2nd, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43841

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

To those skilled in back of the napkin math, I'm curious how aBRT costs add up. I know they're dramatically cheaper than LRT, but still it's hard to figure out how these still cost so much. Like, what does a bus cost? I have no idea, but let's say $500K (which seems really high?). And let's say a t...
by Tiller
December 23rd, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 209
Views: 20938

Re: Arby’s Island

The only compromise I can see is a walkup/bike-up window (like Terzo at 50th & Penn, or early Dairy Queen’s). Slight tangent, but I LOVE walkup(/bikeup) windows. They're a great amenity for pedestrians and add street-level activity. The dairy queen I grew up with (on white bear ave near hillcrest) ...
by Tiller
December 21st, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 484
Views: 46123

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Are you a "resident, employee, visitor, business owner, or landowner"?

Maplewood is soliciting input for what will likely become the station area plan for the Maplewood Mall & St John's stations.

https://twitter.com/MaplewoodMN/status/ ... 87397?s=19
by Tiller
December 19th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 143
Views: 8876

Re: Metropolitan Council

She was just reelected to serve a second term as Mayor of Maplewood...a term which hasn't even begun yet. She seems like a fine candidate to lead the Met Council, with her long legislative experience, mayoral experience, etc. But the timing is odd for her and for Maplewood, which will have a vacant...
by Tiller
December 12th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43841

Re: Midtown Greenway

Finding and lobbying Minneapolis city council members (and the mayor), and Hennepin County Commissioners is an actionable thing.
by Tiller
December 12th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43841

Re: Midtown Greenway

Short/mid-term it may not make sense to through-route midtown streetcar/LRT with the greenway extension, though they should still preserve some extra ROW for future transit. Along with initially extending the greenway, Ayd Mill Rd reconstruction is on the horizon now. It's a great opportunity to tea...
by Tiller
December 8th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 78
Views: 10283

Re: Edina – General Topics

Multimodal wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 8:38 am
How do Met Council & cities deal with a need for retrofitting bigger pipes in existing areas? Who ends up paying? How long does it take? Is it discouraged?
Plus 1. Are there any guidlines or precedents for the Met Council/Cities dealing with this?
by Tiller
November 26th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 3531

Re: Bike Shopping

So I've been doing some holiday bike browsing/shopping lately. Is there anything I should look for (or common decisions to make) when it comes to ebikes? Also, are there any good holiday deals for bikes/ebikes? Since I'm looking for a utility-focused bike, stuff like this post (below) is pretty help...
by Tiller
November 21st, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 205064

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I hope that map isn't a final design, since it looks kinda rough. Pretty great seeing all of those routes on the official metro map, though!
by Tiller
November 12th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 279
Views: 55499

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

I just want to point out, Tin Cup was going to move to Vadnais Heights specifically, which Bob Fletcher is/was the mayor of. Now that Fletcher is (unfortunately) the sheriff, they say they will stay. Smells like politics to me.
by Tiller
November 12th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 143
Views: 17333

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

New gas stations happen occasionally (rarely?) inside the loop. A new holiday gas station was built after MNDOT put in a diamond interchange at Hwy 36/English St. Probably not many other recent examples.
by Tiller
October 17th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 484
Views: 46123

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

Wasn't the WBL park and ride going to be at the Mariana Triangle station? Do we really need this too? If this was also a district parking ramp with price controls to manage the supply, and it led to local businesses giving up some parking lots for development, it would be a positive. I doubt either ...
by Tiller
October 13th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 115
Views: 9797

Re: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)

mattaudio wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 10:38 am
Lots of family-friendly 2 BR units in the mix.
It's not family-friendly unless it's a mansion with at least 10 bedrooms and a cleaning staff.
by Tiller
October 4th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 85
Views: 12064

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Mixed Use Cub Foods

The url looks like "Iowa46.com" 😁

Do people actually get paid to design bad branding, or does this happen to save money? What degree do I need to string acronyms together? 🤔
by Tiller
September 30th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 484
Views: 46123

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

To comment on two things: The "Maplewood Mall" station goes to the transit center and park and ride ramp in the SW corner outlot. It doesn't go directly to the mall, but it is important for transfers to other bus routes (54, 64, 80, 219, 223, express buses) and it does provide access to structured p...
by Tiller
September 29th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 187
Views: 16825

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

EOst wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Wow. They cut the entire Vision Zero section.
How progressive!

(not) 🙄

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