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by The Heights
December 16th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation
Replies: 33
Views: 2993

Re: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation

We could go big and unify Hennepin and Ramsey into a single county, and do unitary government a la Indianapolis where municipal governments are absorbed into the county. The question there is how the political weighting would work out... would there be enough urban interests to drive governance in s...
by The Heights
December 16th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 840
Views: 74640

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Hopefully Central and Nicollet will be on deck for aBRT now that the alternative mode is dead. Selfishly, as a Columbia Heights resident it always annoyed me that a short streetcar route was blocking improved transit on the rest of the corridor. Central had the highest score after excluding routes b...
by The Heights
December 15th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 683
Views: 79919

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

A ride up to Anoka and a bike back would be fun; I've taken it to Ramsey on a Sunday before and biked back, and I agree it's a very pleasant ride. Might be fun to tour around Anoka itself a bit too since it has an actual downtown, check out the old state hospital they're rehabbing for housing near t...
by The Heights
December 9th, 2017, 11:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 683
Views: 79919

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

I rode from Target Field to Big Lake and back to SPUD with the group. It was a great time- I'd definitely do future group transit rides. Nice to nerd out with some fellow railfans and talk transit and housing policy. Best Northstar use recommendation was to ride it to Big Lake with bikes, bike to La...

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