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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 904
Views: 140894

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

Wedge-live guy seems kinda grumpy they didn't go ahead with the condos for millionaires.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 34336

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I found it by accident. All I wanted to do was open the picture in a new tab so I could zoom it. When a site disables that I always get interested.

IOS appears unaffected, not sure about Android.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 11th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 34336

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I don't pretend to an 3l33t h4x0r, but a quick glance under the hood at the page source of that *LOCKED* bizjournals link turned up a link to z.moatads.com, which is pretty well known malware, FYI. Maybe if you have an account they don't try to infect you? Or maybe it's really harmless, and I just b...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 7th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36485

Re: Bike Share

How does the ebike charging work? Are the charging stations grid connected?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 6th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 237985

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

Is it really traffic congestion on this stretch of Nicollet that's the issue? In my experience, this bus is slow because it makes lots of stops and has lots of passengers getting on and off. Yep, a lot of passengers and stops. It's pretty remarkable how many people are getting on and off those buse...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
November 1st, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 24
Views: 3593

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

nBode wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 1:59 pm
It certainly is very very ugly.
Looks very profitable.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 17th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 29
Views: 3290

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Do they have a strategy to monetize all that parking, I wonder, or is it just there to mollify the neighborhood group? Will parking be a $200 a month add-on for your $1300 a month tiny apartment?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 17th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 29
Views: 3290

Re: RE: Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Looks like they're planning on keeping the semi trucks pulling a 90° back in from Lyndale feature. Early stages but not a fan of this Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk Care to elaborate? Are they planning some form of retail large enough it requires semi parking/loading? Twitter guy says 10,000...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 15th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 29
Views: 3290

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

A little quick googling shows a height of 119 for TMBR.

Conventional concrete construction is an environmental disaster. The amount of natgas which has to burned to make the cement is huge, plus a lot of dirty diesel to haul it there and hoist all that weight into place.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
October 7th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49624

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

The potential scenarios for electric vehicles span a wide range of possibilities, from a car-to-go type sharing service using BEV Smartfortwo's, all the way up to Suburbans and Tahoes which are even heavier because they are carrying 2000 LB battery packs. The environmental impacts of these two scena...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 12th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 10126

Re: Electric Scooters

I see about 50 people riding scooters for each one I see pedaling a green or blue Nice Ride.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 10126

Re: Electric Scooters

This looks pretty legit, it appears to be a serious attempt at analyzing lifecycle environmental impacts of dockless e-scooters: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab2da8/pdf If scooter trips replace walking, biking or transit, the net effect is negative, as you might expect. Short...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
August 27th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 34877

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

It's a real head scratcher to see all that inventory, all those coolers, and all that expensive underground parking for a store that's only open to sell stuff and collect money for 11 hours out of the day.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
August 15th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 24
Views: 3593

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

The 10 O'clock Scholar (where Bob Dylan arguably launched his career) was right across the alley. Perhaps they could incorporate a small exhibit.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 24th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 34877

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

He then went around them to the full city council and won. It was a very ballsy move.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 24th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 34877

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

His rationale for coming back several months after groundbreaking and asking for a larger project than the one approved by CPED was that requirements imposed by Aldi required a bigger building to be financially viable. He shrewdly recognized that public demand for the Aldi store gave him leverage to...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 24th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 34877

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Gotta hand it to Gerberding. He played the Aldi card to maximum advantage.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 6th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49624

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Not totally on board with these posts being moved. I was hoping to bring this back around to Sam, where I started it, and discuss the assumptions that he and his colleagues on the planning commission are working from. It's uplifting to hear him say that we should be more like New York or Paris, but ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 6th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 10126

Re: Electric Scooters

During the recent open street event I was walking up Garfield to save time getting home and saw a pair parked diagonally on the sidewalk leaving less than a foot on either side. Hated 'em. A few minutes later a couple zipped past me at full speed with an inch to spare. Hated 'em again. Two days late...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 4th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49624

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Xandrex, I generally agree about the benefits outweighing the harm, but there are times when it just doesn't seem worth it, like when you're on the downwind side of 6 lanes of idling cars by the Walker and getting all the fumes from the tunnel. FWIW, the several people I've talked to who have mentio...

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