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by intercomnut
November 17th, 2017, 10:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 175491

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: 1837
Views: 157323

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: 175491

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: 1837
Views: 157323

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: 1837
Views: 157323

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: 1095

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: 14111

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: 29
Views: 2029

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: 1408
Views: 116508

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: 29
Views: 2029

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: 29
Views: 2029

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: 1408
Views: 116508

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 ...
by intercomnut
September 19th, 2017, 6:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 544
Views: 63653

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

New LRV must have arrived. Metro Transit bought 3 or 4 LRVs for the Super Bowl. I do not believe they are the Type 3. Out of curiosity, do you mean 3 LRV aka one train or three full train sets? If it just 3 LRV, I feel like one extra train isn't going to make the biggest difference. Another reason ...
by intercomnut
September 16th, 2017, 3:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project
Replies: 111
Views: 11315

Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Awesome. I wonder if the $1.75M grant is to cover the full purchase price of 3-4 electric buses to be mixed in on the C Line, or if it's to cover the cost differential to make the whole C Line fleet electric over diesel? Also, when is this supposed to open, now? I paged back to the beginning of the...
by intercomnut
September 10th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1408
Views: 116508

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

The intersections won't be no turn on red... exactly. But once the new signals are installed, there will be a leading bicycle interval, with no turns permitted during that interval: https://3kpnuxym9k04c8ilz2quku1czd-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Wash-Ave-Animation.gif At least,...
by intercomnut
August 20th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1225
Views: 118519

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I don't think the reasoning was ever officially explained very well, but I don't think they would have been able to do one consistent detour route throughout the entirety of the construction project very easily. When buses were first rerouted to Marquette, 2nd, and 3rd, there was a resurfacing proj...
by intercomnut
August 1st, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1837
Views: 157323

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Same. Aside from the 698, they don't let ANY of their service grow or be tweaked in any way if it shows any sign of lower ridership. Demand for a bus along 494 to MOA? Nah, we tried that for 4 months without any sort of advertising and it didn't work. Private bus service, isn't is just flawless? To...
by intercomnut
August 1st, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1837
Views: 157323

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

SW Transit routes 684 and 694 will be suspended and replaced with flex circulator routes. https://swtransit.org/route-alerts/route-684-suspension/ I like the concept, especially since it gives more coverage and service than the 694. Hopefully it works out. It's unfortunate they didn't tweak this se...
by intercomnut
July 21st, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 249
Views: 45983

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

Does anyone know when the raised bike lanes on Washington are supposed to be open? The street itself is all completed for the most part that I've seen but they've still got bike lane closed signs blocking the new raised lanes that look pretty done to me. What are they waiting on? They're waiting un...
by intercomnut
July 8th, 2017, 1:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1837
Views: 157323

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

One thing I'm confused about is that I looked at the presentation slides from February. It said Bidirectional signaling would be installed from Target field to US Bank Stadium station. I haven't seen any evidence of that yet, or maybe I missed something, they also took out the train signals between...

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