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by Korh
October 9th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Doing some rough estimated on the little math problem they gave at the end: + 25 seats/3 per spot= 8.33333333 parking spaces + 960 sq ft/250 sq ft per 1 spot = 3.84 parking spaces + 2 on-street parking spaces + 1 parking space for a bike rack + 2 parking spaces because they are within 1/4 mile of a ...
by Korh
October 7th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I went to the Hopkins Farmers Market yesterday for the first time, and it was just so lovely how the downtown area feels so alive & vibrant. What a huge change from 20 years ago when it was a ghost town. It has been noticeable in the past few years and it certainly feels like there's a lot less vac...
by Korh
September 28th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 999
Views: 98601

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Honestly I'm not really that bothered by it since I kind rather see more development in the inner ring suburbs to improve density then gradually expand to the outer rings as apposed to just randomly place down pockets of development surrounded by nothing where the only feasible way to get there is t...
by Korh
September 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project
Replies: 758
Views: 78860

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

The project mentions that the southbound I-35W ramp will reopen only to buses some time this fall, any word on how long till the northbound ramp is open as well?
by Korh
September 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 167
Views: 20097

Re: Fantasy maps

Just curious, has anyone thought of fantasy ideas for stations/transit hubs be it vastly improving them or downright creating new ones?
by Korh
September 21st, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Las Vegas

If the folks at brightline ever get interested in a route involving the twin cities, I'm actually willing to bet they might choose a route connecting to Eau Claire or Rochester for two reasons: The first is based on how the Las Vegas to South California route iirc wasn't one of the routes brightline...
by Korh
September 19th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Las Vegas

As much as I would like to see that happening, I don't see it being likely since they seem to only be interested in routes in between 200 and 300 miles long and Zip Rail is either to short if you just go to Rochester or to long if you want it to extend it to Chicago.
by Korh
September 18th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Las Vegas

Well looks like the planned rail link between LA and California isn't dead anymore:
https://press.gobrightline.com/showPres ... /100055086
by Korh
September 11th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Kinda got lost in recent discussion but the Artery Grand Opening 2.0 is September 22
https://www.hopkinsmn.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=55
by Korh
September 8th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Alright I biked by Blake rd. today and and while the new sidewalks/multi-use trail are stating to shape up nice, are they really just using cement for them? This is just probably me having a biased for biking over walking (hell maybe cement is better for walking than asphalt), but there's something ...
by Korh
September 7th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 958
Views: 103946

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Didn't we already try to raise our own funds with the CTIB which if I remember correctly ended up crashing and burning. Joking aside if a second attempt where made I feel that instead of full sized counties deciding to join or not, letting individual cities might work better for a few reasons. With ...
by Korh
August 29th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2115
Views: 191701

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

15,000 seems like a bit much but given how the old fare boxes are 26-27 years old now they probably needed to be replaced anyways. Kinda like the idea of being able to use debit/credit cards for payment as it opens up the possibility of different card companies/banks making some form of deal with me...
by Korh
August 28th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I said I would wait a little to comment on the trails and sidewalks till we get more info, but since it looks like their planning on extending the trail on Excelsior Blvd. to Shady Oak rd. I wonder if there's any thing to warrant extending the trail east on Excelsior.
by Korh
August 26th, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Few odd notes after skimming through the plan: seems on the proposed land use image they are planning to expand the downtown center a little (always considered downtown Hopkins boxed in between 1st N to Excelsior blvd for the north and south boundaries and 6th ave to 13th as the east and west but th...
by Korh
August 23rd, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)

Can only give some advice biking from downtown Hopkins to Hopkins High School (and a little of North Junior High) so its nothing to exact but from my own personal experiences: Get a decent sized lock: I don't know how many people bike to SLP High but at Hopkins on some days during the fall and sprin...
by Korh
August 22nd, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fishing in the Metro Area
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Fishing in the Metro Area

I rarely get the chance to go fishing now since I can rarely find enough time to get outside of the metro area nowadays, so a few days ago when my Dad and Uncle invited me to go on a fishing trip out in western Minnesota over the weekend that was free for once, I accepted almost immediately. However...
by Korh
August 10th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

I've been thinking, with the Cold Storage site being around 17 acres and assuming the SuperValue site gets fully developed which is around 45-46 acres (2 million sq ft), that's around 62-63 acres from just two sites in Hopkins (and that's ignoring a few others decent size sites). Which considering h...
by Korh
July 30th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 167
Views: 20097

Re: Fantasy maps

Thinking a little bit about Abrt I started to wonder if there are any other corridors more that could be added in the future besides the original dozen or so studied back in 2011/2012. Looking at a few routes in terms of ridership and how they relate to the future lines, I could think of 4 off the t...
by Korh
July 27th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25732

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Even if only a fraction of the supervalue land gets redeveloped I would still be contempt since now that the area around Blake is undergoing a fair bit of redeveloped, I would argue that the land on the south side of excelsior blvd is one of the if not the most areas that could benefit with some red...
by Korh
July 23rd, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 59
Views: 8325

Re: Edina – General Topics

huh, good to know. told most of my coworkers thought it was an escapee from some fast food restaurant (though it wasn't the oddest things some of them have seen on a bike trail)

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