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by the other scott
March 21st, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Iconic Local News Commenters
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Iconic Local News Commenters

I need to add that I really enjoy Monte Castleman's comments on this forum's sister site. I don't always agree with him, but one really needs to think about what he says. Plus his series on things like streetlights and the history of highways are awesome.
by the other scott
March 21st, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Iconic Local News Commenters
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Iconic Local News Commenters

Ray Schoch has commented quite a bit on MinnPost, thoughtful albeit wordy comments. He has, though, said on multiple occasions that it takes him 3 buses and two transfers to get from his home (N. Mpls? Robbinsdale?) to downtown. I've challenged him on that assertion, but he's never responded. (edite...
by the other scott
June 10th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswal

There needs to be a massive re-education of drivers and pedestrians in this state. A number of years ago in my hometown of Cambridge, there was an effort to get motorists to stop for pedestrians on Main Street. While I did not sit and observe, I do remember driving through town and being very surpri...
by the other scott
April 15th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 57
Views: 19181

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Asphalt was being torn up today.
by the other scott
September 24th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 49802

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

MnDot has completed a study for adding a second train. No funding of course.

http://www.startribune.com/additional-t ... 494081611/
by the other scott
August 1st, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 57
Views: 19181

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments

Why do these developers hate tailgating so much? Oh wait....
by the other scott
July 17th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 18644

Re: Scooter sharing

Saw my first abandoned Bird scooter on the Greenway last week.
by the other scott
October 20th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 16260

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

Currently, I think the slowdown is because of the closure of Portland at the Greenway, and also at 94. Portland traffic is detoured over to Chicago on 28th St and that has had an impact on the Chicago/Lake intersection and the Chicago/Transit Center intersection. That being said, Chicago is generall...
by the other scott
November 6th, 2016, 6:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 954
Views: 94070

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Ha! A location scout wanted to take pictures of our house for possible use in the movie. When my wife read on the handout he gave us that the movie was about a lovable slob, she was not amused.
by the other scott
September 22nd, 2016, 8:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 1501 Como Ave Apartments
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: 1501 Como Ave Apartments

Como Imports? In the late 80's I brought an old Saab in to them. They didn't fix it. Not sure if that's a reflection on them or the quality of Swedish auto manufacturing of the 70's. In any case, I'm never sad to see a parcel of land in Minneapolis that was devoted to auto sales or upkeep be repurpo...
by the other scott
January 14th, 2016, 9:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 49802

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

As for the $$$ amounts above, these $$$ are just to STUDY another arrival/departure correct? Maybe I'm confused (easily done) but these $$$ to study running another train of similar make/model on existing tracks between two existing end points seems like the definition of ridiculous. I await correc...
by the other scott
January 11th, 2016, 9:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 49802

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Amtrak isn't especially reliable right now. It's interesting that you say this. I walk across the Robert St bridge to work every day at about 7:20 am. For the past month or two the Empire Builder has already pulled into SPUD at least half the days when I cross the bridge. That's a half an hour earl...
by the other scott
August 14th, 2015, 10:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 33435

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I complain about my long commute times. Driving a car would cut them in half.
by the other scott
April 28th, 2015, 8:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425375

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Why do people think that Midtown is some magic corridor that is viable on it's own? It's not. It most definitely relies on a high quality connection into downtown at least somewhere west of Nicollet. One of the main reasons the Met Council and Metro transit aren't pushing Midtown yet is because SWL...
by the other scott
November 8th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2014 Election
Replies: 47
Views: 2546

Re: 2014 Election

I would love to see a Warren/Sanders ticket! The 2016 presidential election is looking to be a repeat of 2004: the Dems nominate an absolutely boring, terrible candidate and get their asses handed to them. I too would love to see a Warren/Sanders ticket. (How old is Bernie anyway? Could that be a l...
by the other scott
October 9th, 2014, 3:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2067
Views: 64513

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

This is what you get to do when you're laid off Preparing for the lift on 10/8/14 https://i.imgur.com/eGHWYaOl.jpg Rising over the fence on Chicago Ave https://i.imgur.com/D6ztFerl.jpg Taken through the fence on Chicago Ave https://i.imgur.com/R409ZW2l.jpg That's a construciton worker on the left ht...
by the other scott
July 22nd, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tolling Urban Freeways
Replies: 136
Views: 8776

Re: Tolling Urban Freeways

Many great transit systems, including the NYC subway and the Twin City Rapid Transity company, arose as private ventures. Same with passenger intercity railroad service - these things thrived, even when charging market rates. Not entirely true. While TCRT was a privately held company, they were als...
by the other scott
May 22nd, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!
Replies: 260
Views: 47615

Minneapolis breaks 400,000 population mark

This seems significant, even if only psychologically....

edit - oops didn't see the other thread
by the other scott
May 12th, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 153564

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Count me in among the excessively sweaty. I really think people are hung up on feeling sweaty and smelly after biking/exercise when in fact they probably don't smell at all. If you shower before your bike commute, you'll probably be ok for the rest of the day. I've been biking (and sweating) to work...

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