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by schwinnletour
September 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 121
Views: 11251

Re: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)

MNdible - LOL, it's true. Doesn't mean that I have to like the vocal majority who shuts down any changes in the area (multi-family housing, changes to park usage - Minnehaha Parkway plan to take away option for crosstown commuting) regardless of what it is by screaming and yelling at the speakers at...
by schwinnletour
September 12th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 121
Views: 11251

Re: Apartments vs. Condos | Renting vs. Owning

She's the new Meg Tuthill in City Counsel. She's a NIMBY through and through (or is at least pandering to the wealthy SFH owner constituents in Ward 13) as seen during the Mnpls 2040 meeting I attended at SW High School).

I expect her to get reelected in 2021 because of this.
by schwinnletour
September 5th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 955
Views: 113460

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Per Reddit, the Freemont Bridge over the Midtown Greenway got torn down yesterday. It's been pedestrian only for the last couple years due to structural issues. Plan is to replace it for car/bike/ped use. https://www.reddit.com/r/Minneapolis/comments/czs8fg/fremont_avenue_bridge_demolition_this_morn...
by schwinnletour
July 30th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33375

Re: Bike Share

I think the E-Bikes will also have the benefit of new people trying the dedicated bicycle infrastructure out for the first time. This will increase support for the existing and future new bike lanes. This will be great for bicycling in Minneapolis where currently there is strong opposition to adding...
by schwinnletour
July 29th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1057
Views: 139957

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Article in SW Journal discussing parking availability in new-ish large multi-unit apartment buildings (people use parking that they are being charged for as part of the monthly rental fee): From the article: "At Track 29 apartments at 29th & Bryant, 97% of the 198 units are currently full and about ...
by schwinnletour
July 25th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Good article about a U of M study on car passing distances in relationship to bicyclist gender in the Strib: "When they analyzed the readings, researchers found — no surprise — that protected bike lanes offered the best protection. Cars stayed an average 7.5 feet from cyclists cruising along a bike ...
by schwinnletour
July 22nd, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

As a recreational trail though, the up and down hills of the wooden boardwalk trail is super fun to ride between hwy 62 and hwy 100 in Edina. Feels like riding the wooden roller coaster, the American Eagle, in the Chicago burbs. The scenery is great too. Minneapolis does a great job of making trails...
by schwinnletour
March 7th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 253
Views: 32656

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is a very well funded entity. The projects that they work on are quickly expedited and they have been quickly converting industrial uses over to parkland along the 20 miles of shore land adjecent to the creek and the watershed that stretches 178-square miles to...
by schwinnletour
November 30th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 3904

Re: Bike Shopping

More winter bike advice requested. My 18-year-old has kept biking the 4 mile route to school up to now. But the season is starting to feel. I mean cold. He’s still committed. He’s asking for better gloves and something for his eyes (goggles?). Anybody have top recommendations for where I can outfit...
by schwinnletour
November 19th, 2018, 12:29 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28734

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I'm impressed that USI is able to set up such a large utility infrastructure throughout the city and undercut the competition on price in the process. Horizontal drilling materials, equipment, and labor is not inexpensive. My guess is that it's costing USI $1K for each customer brought online, payba...
by schwinnletour
September 20th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23041

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

On October 11th at 7pm, Linea Palmisano is holding the 2040 second draft plan discussion at the Lynnhurst Community Center @ 50th St and W. Minnehaha Parkway. In May Ms. Palmisano did a community discussion at SW High School she stated that she did not endorse what was in the plan and the speakers w...
by schwinnletour
September 17th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Fun article on bike/pedestrian bridges in the Twin Cities: http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/best-bike-bridges-in-the-twin-cities/ Now I need to check out the Hamline bridge in St. Paul to see how crazy it really is by Energy Park Road. A shout out to the recently opened 9-Mile Creek Trail in Hopki...
by schwinnletour
May 15th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 197
Views: 23041

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Attended the Minneapolis 2040 community outreach meeting at MLK last night and sat in a couple of the round table presentations. I was expecting to see neighbors carrying pitch forks and torches chanting "Follow the Money" based upon chatter on nextdoor.com but things were pretty even keel. It was n...
by schwinnletour
April 13th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 36th and Bryant Area
Replies: 121
Views: 15996

Re: 36th and Bryant Area

bryant.jpg From Nextdoor East Harriet resident, Emily (copied and pasted by me): NEW DEVELOPMENT at Bryant & 36th -- public comments DUE 4/12! Hi Neighbors! Wanted to let you know about a proposed residential development at the old Volunteers of America Senior Center building -- 3612 Bryant Ave S. ...
by schwinnletour
April 12th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 36th and Bryant Area
Replies: 121
Views: 15996

Re: 36th and Bryant Area

Public comment to fill the empty lot pit filled with trash with residential housing units is due by midnight. I lived across the street at 3611 Bryant in 2013-2014 and the garbage/litter filled pit is a gross mosquito breeding ground. The current commercial building is also pretty ugly. This seems l...
by schwinnletour
March 5th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1555
Views: 146348

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

These non-contiguous bike lanes are frustrating as a biker and especially as someone who likes to bike with people who are more risk adverse on bikes. Time to step up your game Richfield and Minneapolis regarding the stretch between 60th St to 68th St. It's scary as heck to bike on this 4 lane inter...
by schwinnletour
February 26th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 164
Views: 15925

Re: Crime

Tonight at Pershing Park (3523 W. 48th St., Minneapolis), hot on the heals of the MPD not bothering to turn on their body cameras despite being instructed to http://adimages.startribune.com/mcu/startribune-interstitial_v3.html?sz=/7932/website/web_test/interstitial_core&w=640&h=480&dsmid=189696893&a...
by schwinnletour
February 22nd, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33300

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

One thing I forgot to mention regarding the 54th and Penn pedestrian safety meeting is that several people in the community seemed interested in the installation of a mid-block pedestrian crossing similar to the one at 50th & France. That could be a good idea to bridge commercial districts with a hi...
by schwinnletour
February 21st, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33300

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

I also went to the meeting last night regarding the pedestrian fatality at 54th and Penn. Sat in the front row, Hi! There were several comments about traffic flow in the area not being fast enough, people being upset with traffic snarls (I think that this is drivers annoyed that they have to wait fo...
by schwinnletour
January 25th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 121
Views: 11251

Re: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)

Hey Bob, I really don't like when people make negative blanket statements towards people of means. Everybody is different and should be given a chance on whether or not they are a decent person. Both people of means and little means can be jerks. I don't consider myself an exclusionary person but I ...

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