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by Multimodal
February 22nd, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 239
Views: 25608

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Sat in the front row, Hi! … I wanted to scream, “If the lanes are too narrow, the lighting too poor, and there are too many parked cars, everybody should slow down their driving. Drive the speed that is safe for conditions. They teach this in drivers ed!” Somebody also complained that there was a b...
by Multimodal
February 22nd, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 73
Views: 8206

Re: Grandview District - Edina

Summit is public, but there is a retaining wall; it is not level. So the lot can’t be combined or anything.
by Multimodal
February 22nd, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Grandview District - Edina
Replies: 73
Views: 8206

Re: Grandview District - Edina

So the planning commission was not too happy about the very suburban layout, street reconfiguration, and feel of this. (Thanks heavens.) So, what can be done with this small, triangular lot? 4 microrestaurants with a shared seating area? Pretty cool idea, although I doubt we have the density to supp...
by Multimodal
February 21st, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 423
Views: 33620

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I can see that they would want to connect two fairly close business nodes, so people would have a reason to try it (rather than just being out in the middle of nowhere where people would likely drive there to test it out). In that case, why not use 31st street for the demo, between Hennepin & Lyndale?
by Multimodal
February 21st, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 53
Views: 6564

Re: Edina – General Topics

And by affordable housing, we’re probably not talking about single family homes—which is why I think the city council is doing the right thing by pushing for selective density and actual affordable housing (apartments & condos), rather than just taking the penalty from developers who didn’t provide ...
by Multimodal
February 21st, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 53
Views: 6564

Re: Edina – General Topics

Many people will scoff at the “poor rich suburb”, but this just shows that Edina needs affordable housing as much as any place does.
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 239
Views: 25608

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

P.S. I went to the meeting in Armatage, and was surprised at some of the lack of sympathy. “Was she crossing in the crosswalk or was she getting in her parked car?” Really? You deserve to die if you are getting in your parked car? Complaints about narrowing of the street last year, not enough lighti...
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 239
Views: 25608

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

That’s a good point about police & reporters. I’m starting to question everything that’s reported. As you say, the article will say “state patrol says the pedestrian was possibly using phone”—says who? Witnesses? Did you interview them? Was there more than one? Why do they *always* say something abo...
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future cars / Driverless cars
Replies: 423
Views: 33620

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Also, a lot of that article talks about getting people that aren't near existing transit spines. That is essentially a short distance automated taxi service provided with public dollars. That sounds like a tremendous waste to me. Yeah, it’s proposed as a last-mile solution, and then in the next bre...
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 239
Views: 25608

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

That’s a good result.

On the other hand, in SLP/Edina/Mpls, they’re blaming the pedestrian for using his phone, and are reporting my posts for even *suggesting* that maybe the driver was distracted, too.
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 239
Views: 25608

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

There is some hubbub on NextDoor about car crashes and pedestrian safety on Lake St. near Bde Maka Ska.

Apparently, due to the recent pedestrian death at 54th and Penn, there is a meeting tonight at Armatage Park.
by Multimodal
February 20th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

We aren't adding much affordable housing at all, and I can't think of any new affordable housing in Uptown at all (don't follow that closely so I might not be up to speed). … Two (or more) new affordable developments will make Uptown not "walkable, with shopping, work, food, drink, arts, library, p...
by Multimodal
February 19th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

Affordable housing is important & necessary. You might even say it’s a crisis. But if every chunk of land becomes affordable housing, why would anyone want to live there? Uptown is a popular destination and place to live precisely because it is *interesting*. Sure, less so that it used to be, in tha...
by Multimodal
February 18th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164346

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Why aren’t we replacing all requests for more lanes with light rail?

We have the right-of-way.
by Multimodal
February 16th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

In the landmarks paragraphs, she says that landmarks “emphasize… the diversity of cities” and “we badly need more, not fewer, city landmarks—great landmarks and small.” “The absence of any visual climax or dignifying objects says Unimportance.” “…an effective landmark in such a place usually needs t...
by Multimodal
February 16th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

In defense of my—apparently crazy—plan for pedestrianizing Lagoon and putting a monumental building and statue/plaza at each end: this is straight out of Jane Jacobs’ playbook. In Chapter 19 (“Visual Order: Its Limitations and Possibilities”) of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, she has...
by Multimodal
February 15th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Perhaps it’s as much realism as cynicism.
by Multimodal
February 15th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

Thatchio, if it’s not too much work, that’d be very interesting to see.
by Multimodal
February 13th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 53
Views: 6564

Re: Edina – General Topics

Streets.MN gathering?
by Multimodal
February 12th, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 83
Views: 6059

Re: Arby’s Island

Well I suppose if the problem is too much (car) traffic on Lake & Lagoon already… then we can just add a lane each to Lake & Lagoon and that would solve the problem.

And then we just keep adding lanes as they fill up.

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