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by Oreos&Milk
February 17th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 581
Views: 71249

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

what? no way! I know they had weird hours but it was really neat to go there and eat a sub and watch the trains go by and the airplanes land overhead. Was such a neat spot to have lunch, even if the food was just Subway. I hope they have a little fast casual restaurant there. It's a nice location to...
by Oreos&Milk
February 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park
Replies: 28
Views: 3045

Re: Fridley - Columbia Heights - Spring Lake Park

University Ave is such a weird and overbuilt road, and its traffic counts drop dramatically the farther south you go. It's 32500 north of 694, where a 4-6 lane divided highway makes sense, but it drops into the low 20s through Columbia Heights and then down to the low teens (12-13k) south of 40th A...
by Oreos&Milk
February 16th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 581
Views: 71249

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

The original plan was bad and the new plan is bad. Of course a district made up strictly of high-rise office is not economically resilient. But why pivot to residential if you have no plans to actually create neighborhoods? Who wants to live in a condo in the HealthPartners parking lot? Do they rea...
by Oreos&Milk
February 10th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 711
Views: 83148

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Northstar extension to... Camp Ripley. http://knsiradio.com/news/local-news/lawmaker-wants-study-expand-northstar-mn?fbclid=IwAR0LrMeTXdY9IHxUHg0r2NqYed2FE3xInMBP0bUuLQdF5gdrK-exR3-M7_0 This is kind of a crazy logical leap: Representative Tim O’Driscoll says in case of a natural disaster, having a ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 3rd, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43836

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

To those skilled in back of the napkin math, I'm curious how aBRT costs add up. I know they're dramatically cheaper than LRT, but still it's hard to figure out how these still cost so much. Like, what does a bus cost? I have no idea, but let's say $500K (which seems really high?) . And let's say a ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4288

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

There is lots of hard money moving to/from the building in this area, plus some underground parking already which is I think why they're going aboveground for this. Is it feasible for the USPS "sell" their ramp to the Fed, who then leases back spaces to the post office? There is plenty of room but ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 1:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83265

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I kinda like the connecting Orange line bus idea. I'm sure I might annoy people by mentioning this but, I kinda wish Nicollet Ave connected over the river with a bus way, pedestrian, and bike lanes. having the fast Orange line is important for commuters, but having a local bus line that connects dow...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 45
Views: 4288

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Why can't they build an underground parking ramp under the nice little green space & under the building side? Then build a 6 floor apartment building with the first floor for residential parking instead of retail. Granted I would like to see some retail here but not the best site, but would be neat ...
by Oreos&Milk
February 1st, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58434

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Can't park a food truck in a skyway. Maybe we need a unified sign to label our public skyway access points. Landlords don't want to do that because the riff raff gets inside. I agree with the earlier post, the idea of making them more public space seems like a good idea on paper, however extra resp...
by Oreos&Milk
January 11th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

The porte cochere is totally reasonable (I say this as someone who bikes on Hennepin with great frequency) but I'm really, really not thrilled about that sign getting approved, if for no other reason than the terrible precedent it sets. I like being able to appreciate our skyline without being assa...
by Oreos&Milk
January 9th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'
Replies: 1877
Views: 206439

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

In my view, there's no game of chicken. Losing this mediocre development over a sign dispute would be perfectly fine. I'm ok with leaving this block empty for a while in order to get something better. It's weird that this site still has to carry its 'iconic' baggage. If this is a mediocre developme...
by Oreos&Milk
January 6th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 113
Views: 12969

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

well, if it can't have the high frequency I just struggle to see how it would attract riders. Not to mention it's limiting downtown drop-off sites. Orange line will have lots of drop off and pick up spots and have the high frequency riders want. Long term, I agree trains are best (once the capacity ...
by Oreos&Milk
January 5th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail
Replies: 113
Views: 12969

Re: Dan Patch Intercity Regional Passenger Rail

I was finally starting to do a little digging and I mapped out the station placements that were suggested on older pages. The stations really do line up well with the once proposed hwy 100 abrt line. I wonder how feasible this line/corridor would be for light rail or streetcar style of trains. say a...
by Oreos&Milk
December 30th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2209
Views: 205033

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The map at the end of the METRO presentation looks great. Riverview is listed as LRT. 😁 Map looks nice, and Im glad they are moving towards thinking of riverview as LRT. However, our system should reflect OUR metro area. Green line should be re-named as the PURPLE line. and the blue line should be ...
by Oreos&Milk
December 30th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 156
Views: 29992

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

For anyone who hasn't visited (in non-winter I guess), the Bloomington Central Station Park is actually worth seeing and experiencing. Not huge but no expense was spared. One of the best financed parks I've seen in the state. Helps that it's right on the Blue Line. If that can be further emphasized...
by Oreos&Milk
December 20th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 83265

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Regardless of inducing / reducing driving demand, a full traffic 24th St bridge (with the necessarily lowered freeway) would have made a future cap possible. Since we're not gonna rebuild this chunk of freeway for another 50+ years, that's potentially a big mistake You get a freeway cap, you get a ...
by Oreos&Milk
December 20th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 41
Views: 2763

Re: Labeling the Transit System

I half agree. If the line is going to someday have downtown express routes then i'd disagree, well kinda, if it's to downtown st. paul then it should remain red. Also it wouldn't be important to free up the Red line label until a looooooong time from now.. after the gold and purple lines are up and ...
by Oreos&Milk
December 17th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43836

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Perhaps it's because I don't view the midway as a urban corridor but instead of just a train highway. Huh? It's one of the most urban corridors in the entire city! Yea, that's LAKE STREET. Midtown the trench is an opportunity to get from one end to the other fast. Let the B line service the corrido...
by Oreos&Milk
December 17th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 510
Views: 58434

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Record Machine wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 1:21 pm
it'd be easier to jump on the light rail.
be easier to uber it.
by Oreos&Milk
December 15th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)
Replies: 518
Views: 43836

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

What delays? For me it's always been less than 1 minute waiting for a train to clear the junction, plus West Lake wouldn't have the long signal cycles like US Bank Stadium Station does. Seems by your logic we should have all rail lines be separate from each other so there's zero chance of a delay, ...

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