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by xanadu
July 20th, 2015, 2:18 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115398

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

As a GV resident, I'm cautiously optimistic about these new developments. I'm glad that high-density development is happening, especially in the ugly industrial areas, but I'm hoping we don't end up with a bunch of giant apartment islands surrounded by oceans of parking and unnecessary landscaping. ...
by xanadu
June 26th, 2015, 10:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Crime
Replies: 420
Views: 44827

Re: Road Crime

Honestly, likening this to the plight faced by one of the most oppressed racial groups in America is not only wrong, it's offensive. I cannot believe you actually made that comparison. You should be ashamed.
by xanadu
June 9th, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111992

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Did anyone attend the station planning meeting last week? I wasn't able to make it, but I'm curious about the general mood and how people were reacting to the plans.
by xanadu
April 27th, 2015, 7:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400580

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I'm curious if this will hold up development of all other transit projects (future LRT lines and BRT)? The last I heard, Bottineau was scheduled for service in 2021, which was probably optimistic to begin with.
by xanadu
April 21st, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 175
Views: 20224

Re: Central Park West (at West End) - St. Louis Park

Although the land is a tiny sliver, one cannot deny it is a strategic foot in the door for GV regarding further development of/around the West End. There was an article not too long ago about how the growth of the West End has had a positive impact on GV, with the spillover effect resulting in the A...
by xanadu
April 19th, 2015, 8:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 512
Views: 44811

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

With the pervasiveness of cellular modems, I think the inevitable step is self-driving cars talking to a city-wide traffic network, where decisions are not only made ad-hoc via a camera system and AI, but also where actions are dictated to the car's AI by a central dispatch that is aware of real-tim...
by xanadu
April 7th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 146
Views: 10721

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

4 suburban counties hire federal help to upend Met Council http://www.startribune.com/local/298845141.html The counties say they have been particularly riled since seeing how the Met Council planned on scoring transit projects with weights given to nonmotorized transportation modes and to concentra...
by xanadu
March 30th, 2015, 9:32 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115398

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I live in Golden Valley and my understanding is that the lot size requirements are a way of combating the McMansion syndrome. Basically, neighbors don't want 4500 sq. ft homes being built on 0.13 acres, stripping the neighborhood of its mature trees to maximize the amount of house they can stick on ...
by xanadu
March 24th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115398

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

To be fair, it seems like some of the anger is directed at Bloomington for letting the street fall into such disrepair that individual residents will be billed up to $40k to rebuild it. Nonetheless, I have to shake my head at this: The rotten condition of the road is our safety,” she said. “We walk ...
by xanadu
March 17th, 2015, 5:25 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 115398

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

papazim, curious what your source is? Are you talking specifically about the 169/55/Boone area?
by xanadu
March 4th, 2015, 11:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111992

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Absolutely agree that turning 55 into a multiway boulevard would be a great option. It's such an ugly road; having a tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly median would be fantastic.
by xanadu
February 27th, 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111992

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

A summary for those unable to attend: It started with a short and rather uninspiring PowerPoint presentation on the current status of Bottineau, reiterating multiple times how the purpose of the meeting is to discuss whether or not the community wants both stations or one. Currently, the budget only...

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