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by Ohiosotan
December 27th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 150247

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I don't see how we're missing the elephant in the room which is that Prime 6 was nearly a whopping *12,000 sq ft*!! No wonder Hennepin isn't that vibrant when you have bloated turds like this taking up all of the space leaving no room for small interesting local businesses to open up. You could make...
by Ohiosotan
December 14th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 6387

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

I just hope that they trim some stops on the 6 in the meantime so that it's at least a bit quicker to reach Linden Hills from Downtown.
by Ohiosotan
November 18th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Rode the whole stretch just now. Couple of things: the old sharrows are awkwardly positioned in the right lane and bike lane with half of the symbols all rubbed off from car tires and the highway bridge section shouldn't have cyclists shift to the right. Not that much at least: add a buffer and/or w...
by Ohiosotan
November 18th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

New bike lanes on LaSalle just south of Grant: not buffered like north of Grant and pretty narrow especially when a food truck is parked in front of Lakes & Legends. I'll take it I guess.
by Ohiosotan
November 12th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 104
Views: 10388

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I'd still like to see mid-block crosswalks. When developers build these new downtown mega projects they include things like this which existing downtowns largely refuse. Developers know that you need narrow streets, lots of marked crosswalks, and low speeds (the street below is posted at 25 MPH) and...
by Ohiosotan
September 6th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Rode stretches of the new bike lanes on 24th between Hennepin and 3rd. I'm happy with it overall, quite of bit of it is curbside bike lanes. Wouldn't mind improvements north-south east of Nicollet in Whittier; still don't like the 1st Ave bike lanes scrunched up against parked cars.
by Ohiosotan
March 8th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2276
Views: 220220

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Any word on fixing the Blue Line to A Line transfer at 46th St Station southbound? Like clockwork the empty A Line bus pulls off as the Blue Line shows up. Who's genius idea was that and why don't they have the drivers wait a few seconds for people to get off the Blue Line and onto the empty bus?
by Ohiosotan
March 6th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 43
Views: 7741

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

10k sq ft to replace Asian Taste, Ryan's Pub, Market BBQ, Salsa a la Salsa and Upper Cuts? Is that enough for another five businesses at least or are we repeating south of Nicollet by adding lots more people while simultaneously making the area a lot less walkable? Oh well, just gonna be lots more c...
by Ohiosotan
January 30th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 14660

Re: D Line - Fremont/Emerson/Chicago Rapid Bus

There's no reason whatsoever to bypass 48th & Chicago. Nodes like this have stops all over the A Line. Yes Ford & Cleveland doesn't have a stop, true, but instead there's *two* stations a block east and west of there (Finn and Kenneth) so there's no excuse that stations couldn't be just a block away...
by Ohiosotan
December 15th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 150247

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I'd like to see the Masa spot filled in soon, but first I'd like to see the three storefronts it takes up split into to three separate storefronts. Nicollet Mall needs a lot more destinations.
by Ohiosotan
December 15th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20408

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

Then you get the highway, then an empty lot. If someone were to build on those two lots that would be a bit less of a barren connection to the rest of the stuff on Nicollet in Stevens Square. Crossing the freeway wouldn't be so bad if there was something immediately at the end of it. True, but that...
by Ohiosotan
December 12th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 122
Views: 20408

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

This is such a stupid development. In addition to the other 5 story apartment across the street there's going to be a lot more residents with a lot less to walk to. Every time I pass by I see the half dozen storefronts still standing and hope that the project is about to be taken off of life support...
by Ohiosotan
December 12th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 146913

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Not only are the unheated bus stations nice to look at, the signal prioritization for buses is a nice touch too.
by Ohiosotan
September 12th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I've ridden the new Seward bike blvds a few times now and I was pleasantly surprised. There seemed to be way less car traffic on them compared to Bryant, 17th or Charles, and it also seemed to be moving slower. The blvds also connect nicely to Riverside and the greenway. Most importantly imo, they ...
by Ohiosotan
September 10th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Anyone ride on the new ("bike lane closed" no more) Washington Ave bike lanes yet? Forgot to detour there yesterday. Also, they're now striping bike lane extensions on 26th and 28th between I-35 and Hennepin, but it's only partially done with certain blocks here and there still untouched. No bike la...
by Ohiosotan
November 3rd, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1529
Views: 140315

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I think this year I'm most impressed by all of the bike lanes built in St Paul in the last year, they're really starting to cover a lot of ground. And the downtown bike path will really be something once a full stretch or two gets finished. Over in Minneapolis I was just riding on Minnehaha and am w...
by Ohiosotan
November 3rd, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 76698

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

After riding the A Line on a regular basis there is no doubt that a BRT line on Central-Nicollet is the only way to go vs a snail paced streetcar stopping every couple of blocks. Here's a sample route I slapped together. As a regular rider of the 10 and 18 I would much rather take this. Central •Col...
by Ohiosotan
October 30th, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1008
Views: 150247

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

So Ling & Louie's is going to be an "upscale" sports bar, so in other words just another overpriced sports bar with 100s of TVs. Seriously, who are the people who actually go to these places? Aren't half of all downtown and Uptown bars "upscale sports bars" already? Yet another reason for why I'll c...
by Ohiosotan
September 10th, 2016, 6:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154074

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Went to Game Sports Bar last weekend around 4-5 for a beer. The only differences from a "straight" sports bar are a few rainbows and all dance music. They had a Lake Monster beer that was only $4. Crowd showed up a bit after I got there and filled up the bar area. Left just in time to escape Brittan...
by Ohiosotan
May 7th, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29162

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Haven't biked this stretch of the Cedar Lake Trail for awhile, so this was a surprise. Is this part 2 of the existing development on Washington or a different one? It would be neat if there are storefronts facing the trail. http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/Columbusite/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_201...

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