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by Qhaberl
June 21st, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 121
Views: 15095

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

That’s awesome! Can’t wait for it to be finished. It’s supposed to be finished at the end of July or August, correct? It will be so nice not having to look at that ugly monstrosity that currently is the transit center. It will also be a much smoother transition from the light rail to the mall. Sent ...
by Qhaberl
June 21st, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan
Replies: 121
Views: 15095

Re: Mall of America Transit Station: Master Plan

Got some pictures of the construction work at the new Mall of America transit station this morning. Where exactly will the new escalator from the mall of America transit station to the interior of the mall be located? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/740bd77f4143d916f26ba53859bda044.jpg htt...
by Qhaberl
June 20th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1676
Views: 267085

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

So they just started work on the Hennepin Avenue reconstruction from Washington Avenue to12 street. Last year they worked on the portion that runs through the Lyndale Hennepin convergence. There is a gap between these two projects. What about the portion from 12th St. to 16th St.? It’s a little over...
by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1676
Views: 267085

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

It would be great to have more office space, but I don’t know if the market could take it right now. I would imagine that it will either end up being luxury apartments or condos. I’m guessing that the area is zoned for very high density because of it’s proximity to downtown and to the train station....
by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 993
Views: 108722

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I strongly agree. I wish our region would more seriously consider piecemeal expansions as money becomes available, with simpler planning and without federal money, and then using those investments as the local "match" for federal dollars when they reach that threshold. Or not, frankly. Cutting out ...
by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32172

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Do the most recent state drivers test manuals cover these type of bike signals? Our bikes signal standardized throughout the country, or do the different cities have different types of signals?


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by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32172

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

As a follow-up question related to the different color of pavement between pedestrian walking area and biking area, does anyone know if that is the plan along Hennepin Avenue from Washington Avenue to 12 street?


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by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 32172

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

I happen to be walking along Washington Avenue between Hennepin Avenue and fifth Avenue. It looks absolutely beautiful. They did a really good job on the redesign. It definitely makes the pedestrian feel more safe while walking along a busy street. I like that the bike way pavement is color differen...
by Qhaberl
June 19th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 993
Views: 108722

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

This is bordering on fantasy map discussion, but since it relates specifically to the blue line, I’m going to put it here. Anyone out there good at drawing fantasy maps? Could anyone dry up some maps of alternative alignments? I don’t think we would end up with a tunnel. Minneapolis seems to be agai...
by Qhaberl
June 18th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 993
Views: 108722

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

So what exactly are the freight real companies throwing a fit about? In simple terms.



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by Qhaberl
June 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 993
Views: 108722

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I was looking at some of the engineer in plans for the blue line extension. He travels and Olsen Memorial Highway for a good distance. Does anyone know if the plans are to give trains priority how long is the memorial highway? I believe the highway is owned by the state or county, they can be diffic...
by Qhaberl
June 17th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 57
Views: 8950

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

This is interesting. I like that. Maybe it's because I'm middle aged, but I think about risks of ownership in this building. How well tested are all these interesting elements? It says "Condominium" so I'm assuming these are owner-occupied units, and it's a lot to ask a pool of random somebodies to...
by Qhaberl
June 16th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1676
Views: 267085

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That’s awsome! Good that the city is thinking forward. Not holding my breath on MNDOT though.


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by Qhaberl
June 14th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 59
Views: 8288

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'

I echo the same sentiment. I’d love to see this one be under construction at the same time as Hennepin Avenue is reconstructed, and gateway is constructed.


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by Qhaberl
June 14th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 122220

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site

It’s been a few months, anyone have any new information about this project?


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by Qhaberl
June 14th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 111
Views: 19155

Re: The Expo - 215 2nd St SE (285' - 26 Stories)

Thanks for the info, might go check that out later on this afternoon.


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by Qhaberl
June 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2270
Views: 218042

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Will be interesting to see what happens to ridership on the new C line.


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by Qhaberl
June 12th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2270
Views: 218042

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Thanks for the reassurance.

I found an article talking about the transit ridership drops in Minneapolis yesterday. I was very concerned.


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by Qhaberl
June 11th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

Here are some very rough measurements I took using Google maps. The measurements were taken along Franklin Avenue between first avenue and Stevens Avenue Approximate street width of 43 feet. [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190612/58eea01ff20836c3cf6f04ca702bbfd2.jpg[/IMG] Sidewalk along nort...
by Qhaberl
June 10th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Brainstorming: reimagine Franklin Avenue between Hennepin and Bloomington

To me, this goes to show that Minneapolis is starting to transition to more of a form based code. I wish the guidance help more with where parking should be located on the lots. Franklin Avenue is faced by too many parking lots.


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