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by transportationist
September 29th, 2015, 7:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Link at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE
Replies: 202
Views: 33325

Re: RISE at Prospect Park - 2929 University Ave SE

I agree that the parking entrance is a missed opportunity being placed across from the LRT station. Most of the car traffic will be coming off of 29th, with probably Malcolm second, and 30th third (as both Malcolm and 29th are signalized and a vehicle can cross the LRT tracks). But it sure seems li...
by transportationist
June 4th, 2015, 11:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403247

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The numbers are obviously off, everyone knows that, but one of the problems is that you are assuming land use changes, and the forecasting procedure did not/was not allowed to based on federal regs. See this by Eric Roper http://northloop.org/stay-in-the-loop/2014/8/10/ridership-projections-reveal-t...
by transportationist
October 31st, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: UrbanMSP/streets.mn merger
Replies: 48
Views: 4252

Re: Updates and Changes

And if streets.mn wanted more posters from urban about construction development architecture and design why didn't they just ask. Most of us in that profession wouldn't see our insight as relevant to that blog so why would we just randomly submit? Please write more about urban construction developm...
by transportationist
October 22nd, 2014, 5:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50103

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

The #2 bus will continue down Franklin to 21st Station on SWLRT, won't it (equity etc.)?
by transportationist
September 30th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6084

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

The real reason for the transitway routing is that it was needed to get the slope right for the tunnel under Washington Avenue. They of course dropped the tunnel under Washington Avenue. But the EIS was done, so they kept the alignment. There are BS reasons like University Avenue wasn't wide enough,...
by transportationist
September 3rd, 2014, 11:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line LRT
Replies: 1281
Views: 6084

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

@mdcastle - I don't think you'd need an too many fixed time plans for Nick Musachio's Always Green. They key would be making sure the signals were clock timed, and only releasing the train from the station when there is a window of green lights for the next N traffic signals. Since the train speed c...
by transportationist
August 2nd, 2014, 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56530

Re: Gateway Corridor

Yeah, but if they can free ride a freeway BRT on a MnPASS lane (with inline stations, which aren't free), the economics change a lot. It would serve both local collector/distributor buses with a straight line to downtown and P&R trips at stations.
by transportationist
July 27th, 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Hampton Inn Prospect Park - 2812 University Ave SE
Replies: 27
Views: 4075

Re: 2812 University Avenue SE

This is hardly suburban, there is parking in the back, but the building fronts the sidewalk. You can't have a hotel in the modern world of Minneapolis without parking. My guess is the economics for structured parking don't work here, since land is still plentiful. This is far better than either of t...
by transportationist
July 10th, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Shelters
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Bus Shelters

Not to defend the policy, but a rationale may be that the because the suburbs have lower frequency, this comes closer to equalizing person time spent in a shelter. I still think we have far too many bus stops (which reduces the number of persons per stop, and thus the likelihood of the stop qualifyi...
by transportationist
May 23rd, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
Replies: 66
Views: 9544

Re: Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

Yeah, if someone wants to make a GTFS file from this network, we can do an Accessibility Analysis. We will give you a huge acknowledgment, or perhaps even co-authorship if you do some writing. This requires knowing the schedules.
by transportationist
May 2nd, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17551

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

I'd guess taxi and chartered bus as well. The Commons (nee Radisson) has Chartered buses for sports teams all the time.
by transportationist
April 9th, 2014, 1:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 610
Replies: 75
Views: 8852

Re: Hwy 610

Has anyone identified who the actual beneficiary land-owners are? This would be interesting.
by transportationist
December 30th, 2013, 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 586
Views: 75436

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Whether it is doing better than forecast depends on which forecast. The Alternatives Analysis predicted ridership of 37,000, the Final EIS lowered this number.

See Table 7 http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/NSPA2007_Final(1).pdf
by transportationist
December 10th, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14067

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

The advantage of US Bank Stadium is that it pairs nicely with TCF Bank Stadium, so we would have the East Bank and the West Bank.
by transportationist
September 6th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Gould Apartments - 501 15th Ave SE
Replies: 64
Views: 16000

Re: (501 15th Avenue Southeast)

Yes, the property records explode in 1900. See this movie for a visualization of that + streetcars.
http://www.nexus.umn.edu/Movies-Full/TC ... _movie.m4v
by transportationist
August 30th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403247

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

"In contrast, there are no policies at any level of government supporting the continued existence of cookie-cutter 1980s middle-class townhomes." Um, the 5th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminent_domain just sayin' At any rate, assuming you do an...
by transportationist
August 12th, 2013, 8:20 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20467

Re: The Flats at West End - St. Louis Park

That is because of Mn 100 (The Lilac Way) being the "beltway", not because of US12, which wasn't upgraded fully until ~1994 (I-394).

There is a nice documentary on The Lilac Way, http://www.restorelilacway.com/Mn_DOTs_Partnership.html
by transportationist
August 9th, 2013, 6:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Commons Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 1393

Re: The Commons Hotel

The hotel is going to want a driveway out front for drop-off, all hotels want this. Given no cars on Washington Avenue, they would have to move their entrance to Harvard or Walnut. Since they just remodeled, I think this unlikely any time soon. Land is not scarce enough yet, there are still 2 story ...
by transportationist
July 29th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pleasant Street and Pillsbury Drive Roundabout
Replies: 44
Views: 3998

Re: Pleasant St and Pillsbury Dr Roundabout

I biked through this going through on Pleasant St, and I thought it was fine. Traffic should be pretty light here once buses are going back down Washington. And I'm fine with the barriers currently, as it's just an experiment on how the traffic works. The cameras in the intersection say "Department...

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