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by SkyScraperKid
November 20th, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1202
Views: 115201

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 1:27 pm
lordmoke wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Anyone know if the new mall is taxi-fee? I know that idea had been floated at one point.
It is taxi free! The only vehicles allowed are bicycles, buses, and Metro Mobility vehicles.
And Uber drivers who don't give a crap. There is always that ONE. :roll:
by SkyScraperKid
November 20th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1427
Views: 144370

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

it was recently reported financing for hotels downtown is fastly becoming challenging at best. It's very risky right now with all the recent added hotel rooms. Notice how all the other hotel proposals as of recent fell apart. Either they are going to have to nix the hotel rooms and switch to a diff...
by SkyScraperKid
November 20th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4031
Views: 328929

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Oh so they can't build a concrete tunnel for a train and a underground for a bike trail, then fill it in with dirt so they can build green space on top with a nice nature walk that is street grade? I mean, you could always reverse the historic designation, but that would be an uphill battle. My gue...
by SkyScraperKid
November 19th, 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4031
Views: 328929

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Oh so they can't build a concrete tunnel for a train and a underground for a bike trail, then fill it in with dirt so they can build green space on top with a nice nature walk that is street grade?
by SkyScraperKid
November 18th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1427
Views: 144370

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

it was recently reported financing for hotels downtown is fastly becoming challenging at best. It's very risky right now with all the recent added hotel rooms. Notice how all the other hotel proposals as of recent fell apart. Either they are going to have to nix the hotel rooms and switch to a diffe...
by SkyScraperKid
November 15th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 36
Views: 5943

Re: Elliot Park

Yes, those townhomes are hideous and should be replaced. Yes, the existing apartment building (fmr Madison School) should be renovated. Cool. But replacing the townhomes with a tiny 3-story, 22-unit apartment building in this location? Not acceptable. I don't expect them to build Grant Park or Skys...
by SkyScraperKid
November 15th, 2017, 10:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I was mad about them shutting down the trains to the public until they said they would offer FREE bus rides on the bus alternative routes. It's not ideal, but it's a tough situation and they at least seem to be trying to make it better so I give them a PASS now... well, as soon as I get my free bus ...
by SkyScraperKid
November 14th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

phop wrote:
November 14th, 2017, 3:55 pm
All non-light rail transit should be free that Sunday.
HAH! Fare should be 50 bucks! Get those people to pay MORE for making our city a mess for a week! :lol:
by SkyScraperKid
November 14th, 2017, 6:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've already set off my Facebook rant, but this is bullshit. Make the gladiator games attendees ride the bus, not the people that use and support transit every damn day of the year. Why should the wealthy be given exclusive access to our highest-amenity transit service? Your solution is not possibl...
by SkyScraperKid
November 14th, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1801
Views: 154453

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

In general based on people's reactions on twitter, people are beyond pissed about this. :?: I don't get why... I mean why would anybody be upset to see the public transit system they support through fee's, taxes, and regular fares get taken away from them for a day and forced to ride busses while o...
by SkyScraperKid
November 13th, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Why not ALL bus routes get a color? I mean we could call the 17 Reddish-blue-green line and the 18 Dark blue-purple line. Oh and it only seems logical that the 5 bus be Blackish pinkish-orange line.
by SkyScraperKid
November 3rd, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1407
Views: 115348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I seen police and utility vehicles on the greenway before, they need access and cars randomly driving in the greenway has never really been an issue before. Maybe once the Midway rail line is built then it might be different.
by SkyScraperKid
October 26th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4031
Views: 328929

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Well that was disappointing. I was led to believe that this would be much more dramatic. How is this supposed to keep immigrants out? :lol: THAT'S why they included it... we needed that federal funding, no way Trump would not fund this project NOW! ...a border state looking to build a wall, it has ...
by SkyScraperKid
October 25th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 225
Views: 25117

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2017/10/23/dayton-s-redevelopment-bets-minneapolis-companies.html Dayton’s redevelopment bets Minneapolis companies want massive office floor plates (Gallery) [locked] Window seats won’t be easy to come by in the former Macy's building when the new owner ...
by SkyScraperKid
October 25th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1427
Views: 144370

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

It appears Sheik's Cave is underneath Downtown. There are a bunch of links on Google talking about it. Sounds like it's mostly destroyed and not much left. It'll be awesome is somehow one of these caves or tunnels were opened up for use. I know the tunnels beneath the Pillsbury A Mill had some talk...
by SkyScraperKid
October 20th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1202
Views: 115201

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

It may have been said, but does anybody know when the mall will bring back busses? FYI. I don't read comments here, but I will take my answer in a song and dance video. Please respond accordingly. Thanks in advance. :mrgreen:
by SkyScraperKid
October 18th, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1202
Views: 115201

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Tiller wrote:
October 17th, 2017, 11:51 pm
I was there a couple of days ago and the sidewalk is super bland. The problem is that sidewalk grey + busway grey is too much. It's like the sidewalk is just more road.
...or the road is just more sidewalk... ;)
by SkyScraperKid
October 17th, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1407
Views: 115348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

...Am I the only one who wonders why they were protesting via walking and not driving with signs protesting? It's like protesting Coke for low wages while showing support for Pepsi, but you're drinking a Faygo Soda.
by SkyScraperKid
October 17th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 185
Views: 16142

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Yeah, it would definitely be a mistake to mess up the main facade of the Post Office with a skyway connection, and I don't think it's critical. Just need to improve the public access to the skyway that already exists at the Churchill. Yup, but long term they could build a skyway connection to the C...
by SkyScraperKid
October 13th, 2017, 9:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 748
Views: 64856

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

well... I just started a group called "Friends of train transit" and I/we oppose not building a new bridge & not giving trails their own lane so.... I think you're being sarcastic, but it would be nice if we had more coordinated and vocal transit lobbying. The FMR have been very effective at conser...

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