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by Multimodal
February 15th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 267
Views: 27196

Re: Bike Share

1. When I talk about “speed of bikes on streets”, I’m defining ‘street’ as the area from property line to property line, so this includes not just the area for cars, but also any bike lanes. 2. I’m not talking about speed limits right now, I’m talking about average speeds. 3. When talking about “max...
by Multimodal
February 15th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 267
Views: 27196

Re: Bike Share

What is the justification for maximum assisted speeds above the average biking speed we want on city streets, of 10 mph or so?
by Multimodal
February 13th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1005
Views: 156106

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I presume this will be paid parking, not “free” parking, so it’s somewhat different from your (excellent) article.
by Multimodal
February 13th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 257
Views: 30054

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

“About one-third of pedestrians tested in fatal crashes have high alcohol content in their bloodstreams” But motorists, what, never do? Where is the corresponding fact? It also says pedestrians & motorists are each at fault half the time. But with what we know about pedestrian deaths, lately, when p...
by Multimodal
February 10th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Ground floor retail would certainly make self-storage nicer, although I doubt people putting stuff in storage would want to buy more stuff. [emoji13] Services make make sense, but gyms & yoga probably don’t make sense, as you’re exhausted from moving everything. Maybe a coffee shop or café? And it’s...
by Multimodal
February 9th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 383
Views: 52852

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Bonus points to 3M for having "security concerns" about connecting a hundred suburban houses to their basically-private bus stop. Love the idea of this, it really helps connect the neighborhood. 3M's concerns are ridiculous. Are they afraid of city dwellers taking the bus to rob them? Jeez. Walkabi...
by Multimodal
February 8th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

As an aside, I’m surprised storage facilities are taxed at a high rate. I just assumed they had rock bottom tax rates. Interesting. I guess they’re more profitable than I thought. Outside of industrial areas, though, they’re a terrible land use.
by Multimodal
February 8th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Good point about low taxes per acre; that’s pretty much Strong Towns’ founding principle. I can see why a business would want to buy property now rather than later—cost of property and not having to deal with future owners or neighbors. But I hope Bloomington is getting significantly higher taxes no...
by Multimodal
February 7th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 383
Views: 52852

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Between McKnight & Century Aves., 3M is the station. That makes sense from a jobs perspective and a walkshed perspective. The nearest house to the north is, what, 1/2 mile away? Biking is the only real option from single family homes, so the city should get an easement for a bikeway through the 3M c...
by Multimodal
February 5th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24594

Re: Interstate 94

We’ve normalized driving 10, 20, 30 miles.

These are called interstates for a reason. [emoji848]
by Multimodal
February 5th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24594

Re: Interstate 94

As we de-emphasize cars, I think we as a society need to think about what is a “normal” distance for day-to-day travel.

Hint: our work commutes and after school activities need to be in closer range than they are today.

by Multimodal
February 1st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 105449

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

We do have very small suburbs here, both dimensionally and population wise.
by Multimodal
February 1st, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 41505

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Nowhere in that article is it stated this is a compliance car. Because it isn't . Hyundai/KIA has no strong need or desire for a compliance car in the first place as they don't rely on light trucks and SUV almost exclusively like the US Big Three do. This is a car designed to sell in volume. If it ...
by Multimodal
February 1st, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 41505

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

That's a BIG "IF." That long-promised 35k TM3? Vaporware thus far. Go out and buy a Hyundai Kona EV in a month or two (37k), get full tax credit, readable gauges, less pretension, and better range. The Kona is a low-volume compliance car. It won’t even be available in most states initially, and whe...
by Multimodal
January 31st, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 166
Views: 24594

Re: Interstate 94

we should really put freeway removal on the table instead of the comparatively expensive, challenging, slow, and less locally-beneficial cap option. Hear, hear! Freeway caps are the sharrows of urban planning—a “solution” that only highlights the real problem rather than solving it. Caps literally ...
by Multimodal
January 30th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 498
Views: 41505

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Not so different from lead-acid batteries not starting, or gas—and especially diesel—engines not performing well in the coldest temperatures; covering your radiator, etc.
by Multimodal
January 30th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 204754

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Those are definitely requests to build out the aBRT stations, (save the TVMs), which I think is just a symptom of the way they're cobbling together the funding for them. As long as they make the case that the stations are usable by normal buses before the BRT service starts, they can get funding fo...
by Multimodal
January 24th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 143
Views: 17321

Re: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

Detailed (and unlocked!) article on PLACE’s Via project (Via Sol and Via Luna):

https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sail ... aee14.html
by Multimodal
January 24th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park
Replies: 143
Views: 17321

Wooddale Station Area / PLACE Proposal - St. Louis Park

I wonder how many times this area will be torn up in the next few years? I'm sure that there wouldn't be any cooperation between any of the projects so I'm guessing it will be 2 more times. Once for Place and then again when they tunnel the bike and walking path as a part of the Wooddale station pr...
by Multimodal
January 21st, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 145
Views: 19564

Re: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina

Some day I’m going to search for this conversation about France & Xerxes & Edina & Richfield, and I’ll never look in the Pentagon Park thread. [emoji13]

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