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by intercomnut
February 6th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2064
Views: 44718

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Plus, I have a feeling the NFL does not want to put such an enormous amount of effort into logistics and security again. They’d probably much rather stick to suburban locations here on out.
by intercomnut
February 5th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

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

That seems a bit simplistic. I’m sure it contributed, but the ridership at Chicago & 48th is decently smaller than 46th. And if they’re going to avoid other transit-supportive notes because the ridership doesn’t justify them, why should this be an exception?
by intercomnut
February 5th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

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

The draft station plan has been released! Since this is the part most of you are interested in, here's the project team's reasoning for not including a station at Chicago & 48th St. This station plan does not include a station at Chicago and 48th Street. The 2012 Arterial Transitway Corridor Study (...
by intercomnut
February 3rd, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51217

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

The skyways along Nicollet are PACKED tonight. Lots of traffic but not a lot of retailers open to take advantage of it.
by intercomnut
January 24th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1475
Views: 211175

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Just got a message from my landlord (Nic on Fifth) with their parking prices/restrictions for the Super Bowl. I wonder if other ramps will be similar. Dear Nic Residents, During the Super Bowl Live Events beginning this Friday, January 26th and extending through Super Bowl Sunday the hours and price...
by intercomnut
January 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 699
Views: 70343

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

So for the first year-plus it's potentially just going to skip straight from 46th to Downtown? It's like they're actively hostile to anyone using this thing for a purpose other than getting from a Park and Ride in Bloomington to Downtown. That’s why they slowed down the ride from the park and ride ...
by intercomnut
January 16th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164223

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Governor’s proposed bonding bill includes $50 million for a “Busway, Bus Guideway and Express Bus Development Program” for the metro. Anyone know any details about this? Edit: Did some googling and it looks like it would support design/ROW acquisition/construction of the D Line, design/ ROW acquisit...
by intercomnut
January 14th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Westminster Church
Replies: 194
Views: 20235

Re: Westminster Church

My bus passes by this every day (well, for the few weeks they were on Nicollet again). I really like the look of it. It feels welcoming and a big improvement over the office building that was there. Yup, always an improvement tearing down small towers and putting up 1.5 floor buildings. Maybe we sh...
by intercomnut
November 17th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 176488

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

The parking you can see from the skyway is contract parking. The resident parking is on levels 3-5 and isn’t accessible to non-residents. So maybe it’s that there aren’t very many contract parkers?
by intercomnut
November 17th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164223

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

If buses can be rerouted and the travel time is less or the same as Nicollet Mall then I fully support a pedestrian-only Nicollet Mall (as long as people can still bike through there). Considering buses go 15 miles per hour maximum on that stretch it probably wouldn't be too difficult. I wonder how...
by intercomnut
November 16th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 176488

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

grrdanko wrote:
November 16th, 2017, 8:37 pm
I walked through the Skyway today. It looks like a couple retail spaces on the second floor are being built out.
I also heard from one of their staff they’re getting close to landing another ground-floor tenant.
by intercomnut
November 16th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164223

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Silophant wrote:
November 16th, 2017, 8:04 pm
True enough, but MT just shouldn't move the buses back to Nicollet until the Super Bowl's done. It isn't worth it.
Fair point.
by intercomnut
November 16th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164223

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

So, while we thought that the light rail closure was bad... Metro Transit buses will return to the Nicollet Mall on Dec. 2 only to be rerouted back to Hennepin for a month for the Super Bowl http://www.startribune.com/metro-transit-buses-to-return-to-nicollet-mall-dec-2-for-a-bit/458052503/ This is...
by intercomnut
November 16th, 2017, 5:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 1179

Re: Labeling the Transit System

From what I can work out, the general rule of thump for the current system seems to be METRO (plus color): -stations are spaced farther apart on average -has personal ROW on some sections (believe the Red line still kinda counts since unless I'm totally wrong it has a very small ROW only it uses at...
by intercomnut
November 7th, 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 14865

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

David Greene wrote:
November 7th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Council President Lisa Bender has a nice ring to it.
Disappointed Goodman held her seat, but this would make me feel a lot better!
by intercomnut
October 19th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

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

Metro Transit is hosting a workshop at Pearl Recreation Center tonight from 5-7 to get input on where stations should be located between 46th and 56th St.
by intercomnut
October 14th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1416
Views: 118927

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

About a dozen or so "protesters" were out around noon at Hennepin and 26th. They were carrying signs that said "Mafia Lane" and "Suck it Bike Lane". Of course Channel 5 came and gave them air time. Bike lane celebration slow-roll starts at 3pm at 26th & Lyndale (meet at Common Roots). Come help us ...
by intercomnut
October 5th, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

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

That is the correct choice, in my mind. It'll be frustrating to have to stop at the light at Lake immediately after boarding, but far-side boarding isn't really an option there, with the transfer point being the transit center. Is the 5 going away, or staying on like the 84/16 have? If it is going ...
by intercomnut
October 4th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus
Replies: 65
Views: 5140

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

Metro Transit has published their recommendation for the Chicago & Lake station location. Northbound stop will be at the current northbound Route 5 stop. Southbound stop will be on Chicago just past the transit center’s access road. This will save 3 minutes and allow them to operate service with one...
by intercomnut
September 27th, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1416
Views: 118927

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The City has posted early layouts for protected bikeways near the U of M on 10th/19th/20th from 5th St NE to Franklin and in the Como area: http://minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/projects/WCMSP-197539 Both seem to have generous amounts of space for bicyclists and the south end connects south Minneapolis ...

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