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by intercomnut
August 16th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 259
Views: 26821

Re: Bike Share

Nice Ride discusses their upcoming virtual parking model: a sign and some tape. https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/posts/2018/08/1/2ea476b5c.png Some highlights: "Nice Ride’s new master plan calls for about 140 new 'virtual hubs' for the system’s future bikes, while also adding parking spa...
by intercomnut
August 9th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197546

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Fun fact: SW Transit is alleging that the Met Council is fudging Metro Transit’s and Maple Grove’s (operated by Metro Transit) efficiency numbers by using different methodologies to calculate them compared to SW, MVTA, and Plymouth. So maybe Maple Grove isn’t as efficient as they think? https://swtr...
by intercomnut
July 24th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 40
Views: 2411

Re: Scooter sharing

I like the Lime scooters more than the Birds. They feel more stable and they have an actual speedometer, though they accelerate slower. However, Bird is advantageous in that it lets you lock the scooter for a layover and then continue your trip. That way if I stop into a gas station for a few minute...
by intercomnut
July 23rd, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 40
Views: 2411

Re: Scooter sharing

Silophant wrote:
July 23rd, 2018, 7:31 am
A bunch of Lime scooters were dropped in Minneapolis this morning, along with their bikes in SLP and Edina.
I also saw a couple of Lime Bikes in Minneapolis this morning.
by intercomnut
June 28th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197546

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Speaking of bus bulbs, when are they going to fix the Nightmare on S 12th St right outside the Convention Center ? There is SO MUCH sidewalk to work with here. I hate that I'm constantly zooming by buses trying pull back into traffic :shock: or getting cut off while they try to get to the curb :o ....
by intercomnut
May 31st, 2018, 9:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8218

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Off-board fare payment is a huge time-saver, and much more on routes like the 5, 19, and 21 where a lot of customers pay cash. Also, I would imagine they’re not going to be able to give every (or even most of) the bus stops on the 2 bump-outs, probably just a select few. And the extra height from aB...
by intercomnut
May 30th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8218

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Metro Transit is planning on making improvements to Route 2 including:
  • Wider stop spacing
  • Bump-outs
  • Signal priority
  • Upgraded shelters
https://twitter.com/marcyholmesmpls/sta ... 81345?s=21
by intercomnut
May 14th, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 345
Views: 43314

Re: City Center

grant1simons2 wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Cardigan Donuts is now a delinquent on their license. It expired on 4/1 and hasn't been renewed. Hmmm
Hope they don’t close! Not an amazing donut place, but it’s solid. And their drink selection ain’t bad either.
by intercomnut
May 11th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 47674

Re: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)

Hennepin County has a survey for bike riders about the bike signals on Washington.
by intercomnut
May 10th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197546

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Fare question: I've become a little unfamiliar with the Metro Transit fare system now that I've moved away. I'm visiting soon, and noticed that there is a fare option for a "weekend pass" for $4, but it is listed under the Mobile Ticket section of the fare page. I was wondering if anyone knew if th...
by intercomnut
May 9th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1495
Views: 132016

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Minneapolis will build a floating bus stop at Oak & Delaware to replace the current shared bikeway/bus stop. The stop serves SW Transit and U of M Corculator buses. http://minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/proje ... ed-bikeway
by intercomnut
May 8th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9847

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

Does anyone know when traffic is the worst on Hennepin in the afternoon rush? Trying to plan when to experience the pilot next week :D
by intercomnut
May 7th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9847

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I hope this study shows promise! Something like this should help car traffic to flow a bit better on Hennepin as well, since the right lane backed up from all the busses coming in and out of the lane It will be interesting, if they decide to implement bus-only lanes after the reconstruction, how th...
by intercomnut
April 15th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 9847

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

You know how car washes have sensors that alert drivers to back up when you pull in too far? Heavily used crosswalks should get this to buzz at drivers who stop on crosswalk paint. Does the ADA require beg buttons even if the walk light is set to always happen like the vehicle traffic lights always...
by intercomnut
April 2nd, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 230
Views: 24277

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

HOURCAR plans to launch one-way, hub-based car sharing and make its fleet all-electric by 2020.

HOURCAR announces partnership with Xcel
by intercomnut
March 30th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2164
Views: 197546

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The Government Accountability Office will be investigating why US transit projects, most notably subways, cost so much more than those in other developed nations. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/nyregion/new-york-subway-construction-costs-congress.html since the mentioned the 2nd avenue subway I...
by intercomnut
March 15th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 189
Views: 16816

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

How about Option D - add 2 or 3 more stations to the C Line and just get of the 19 entirely? Maybe that's too abrupt for Day One of service, but it seems like a reasonable long-term goal. I'd think after a few years of service, it would be pretty easy to identify which (if any) of the local stops a...
by intercomnut
March 8th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tenant Rights in Minnesota
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Tenant Rights in Minnesota

Anondson wrote:
March 6th, 2018, 8:22 pm
Saint Louis Park passed tenant protections.

http://www.startribune.com/st-louis-par ... 476062903/
City still needs to do a second reading in April before giving final approval.
by intercomnut
February 6th, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 52012

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.

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