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by Multimodal
July 15th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 885
Views: 112913

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Are malls returning to their original vision as mini villages with everyday stores like pharmacy & grocery? Southdale had a Red Owl grocery when it opened.
by Multimodal
July 15th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 14
Views: 1777

Re: Iron Store - 528 Washington Ave N

That cornice transforms the building (in a good way).
by Multimodal
July 11th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 213
Views: 22668

Re: Bike Share

Although, maybe we should think about changing the name to protected nonvehicular lanes. Lane categorization is mostly about speed (although perhaps size & density, too). The difference between a sidewalk and a “bike” lane is not only average speed (2-3 mph vs 8-10 mph) but also max speed (4-5 mph ...
by Multimodal
July 9th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 213
Views: 22668

Re: Bike Share

It’s actually happening today.

Lime Bike, the company that lost the contract for NiceRide, is now contracting with first-ring suburbs to do no-cost (to the city government) dockless bike share in at least Golden Valley, SLP, & Edina. Not sure about Hopkins or Minnetonka or EP.
by Multimodal
July 9th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 7889

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

Since we already have LRT from downtown Mpls to the Airport & MOA, why not have underground rail following the old Como-Harriet Streetcar line, but with a southern dip? Downtown Mpls->Hennepin->Uptown->Linden Hills->44th & France — but here, instead of going west (which SWLRT does today), go south a...
by Multimodal
July 8th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blake Road Corridor
Replies: 29
Views: 4213

Re: Blake Road Corridor

Wherever I go in SW Mpls, NE Edina, and SE SLP, it seems there are often times where the desire for bike parking outstrips the supply. Change is happening whether people want it or not. Soon enough there won’t be just a quirky few arguing for more biking infrastructure, it’ll be mainstream. It seems...
by Multimodal
July 4th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1314
Views: 135339

Re: Nicollet Mall

Tesla is a "rich guy who wanted a car company". The automobile industry is much more competitive, and many professionals have serious doubts that Tesla will be a going concern. They are currently assembling cars in their parking lot and far behind productions goals. Many professionals thought the i...
by Multimodal
July 2nd, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 213
Views: 22668

Re: Bike Share

LakeCharles wrote:Nice Ride will now be operated by Motivate. Some big changes:

https://www.niceridemn.org/news/2018/07 ... _minnesota
And Motivate was just bought by Lyft for $250 million.

https://www.wired.com/story/lyft-motiva ... aquisition
by Multimodal
July 2nd, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 213
Views: 22668

Re: Bike Share

The cheaper-by-the-app price is likely so they can monetize your location data to sell advertising.

Don’t be surprised if a coupon for Starbucks pops up as you get within 20 feet of one.
by Multimodal
July 2nd, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1314
Views: 135339

Re: Nicollet Mall

Elon is going to make tunnels cheap.*

*As long as he can monetize them with his own vehicles.
by Multimodal
June 29th, 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16418

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

Although the more central Southdale area has been doing great, it has been really, consistently hard to get anything to happen in the Pentagon area But has it been for only 1 reason that nothing has happened at Pentagon Park, or have the market conditions changed several times over the past 20 year...
by Multimodal
June 29th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 76
Views: 12095

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

That would keep it interesting.
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16418

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

MNdible, it was exactly that. Pentagon Revival LLC had actually made their money back for the entire site with the sale of the southern parcel to the other developer. This wasn't put forward publicly but their plan B, if the apartments didn't go through, was to renovate the last four office buildin...
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16418

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

It wasn’t about density, it was about land use. This is old school, inwardly focused, suburban development. It’s right on the brand new Nine Mile Creek Trail (and soon-to-be Fred Richards Park) and has no use or interaction with them, will not draw park users out into the city. Sure, the Land of 10,...
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave Apartments - 1700 block of Nicollet
Replies: 12
Views: 1590

Re: Nicollet Ave Apartments.

Isn’t this the lot that we chatted about on Bill Lindeke’s Nicollet Ave. Tour a few weeks ago? Great to see it developed into something.
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Park Neighborhood
Replies: 76
Views: 12095

Re: Loring Park Neighborhood

Each crosswalk to Loring Park could have a different flag’s colors: gay pride (rainbow), trans, bear, leather, …

How awesome would that be?
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 5:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 14
Views: 3058

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

I'm guessing it's exactly what it sounds like - a hot dog vendor cart. They must station at 5th & Nicollet or something...though that's weird they provide that as the business address, since they are by definition a mobile vendor. Perhaps they're of a more semi-stationary variety, like that popcorn...
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories
Replies: 40
Views: 4880

Re: Washington and Portland Mixed Use - 22 stories

*bangs fist on table*

But where will I park for 3-for-1’s at the Eagle Bolt on Fridays?!
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 4:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 890
Views: 90522

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

With all the giant earthwork happening in that photo, it sure is a shame we're not getting a rail transit right-of-way in that corridor between the south end of downtown and the Greenway or even further south. Yeah, talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity. But I’m guessing this was designed yea...
by Multimodal
June 28th, 2018, 4:55 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Pentagon Park (Hwy 100 & Industrial Blvd) - Edina
Replies: 114
Views: 16418

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

Good point, but did neighbors protest this development? I don’t think the density is what was at issue, but rather the land use (housing-only vs. mixed use).

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