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by niaxilin
September 26th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 795
Views: 84386

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

I posted that same comment about the 98th Street station. It didn't even make it into the comments summary, so they must not be able/willing to address it. This station is the worst, because the bus not only gets off the interstate, but the Southbound then takes a left (at a stoplight), another stop...
by niaxilin
August 20th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11010973/screen-shot-2018-08-14-at-100119-am.png 809 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55407 Currently: Taqueria Los Ocampo To be built: 1 + 4 (5 stories, 62') w/ retail on 1st 48-unit studio/efficiency apartments North Bay Companies (Daniel Oberpriller) and DJR Architecture ...
by niaxilin
July 27th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10161

Re: Tunnels!

And don't forget the Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles future land bridge! Reminds me a lot of the Minnehaha land bridge.

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by niaxilin
July 26th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 940
Views: 107517

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It's odd how every bridge in the Hwy 62 to 46th St redo was replaced, and the look of those bridges ties in well with the new retaining walls. Is everything north of 46th St going to look disjointed and haphazard in comparison? To be fair, there are a lot more bridges in the northern section.
by niaxilin
July 25th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10161

Re: Tunnels!

Is the I-94 Lowry Hill Tunnel a "lid"?
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 79
Views: 5832

Re: Scooter sharing

I'm pretty sure increasing their costs per trip by $0.0005 is not of concern to them; they are giving out huge promotional discounts left and right. It's not as if many users will use SMS (which they already support), and for those who do, that's only 1/5,000th of their average trip revenue. It seem...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 79
Views: 5832

Re: Scooter sharing

Very interesting about Lime's Access program! I'm glad they're trying. But it's frustrating that only EBT (food assistance) citizens are allowed to use SMS to unlock bikes. For those of us not on EBT, you may only use Lime's smartphone app. They must make a lot of $$$ selling the data they collect f...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 79
Views: 5832

Re: Scooter sharing

It is a bummer how Metro Transit removed the 10% discount with Go-To last year :( Being an out-of-towner makes transit cards less useful. I have a collections of them from cities I'll probably never go to again. Hour Car and Nice Ride aren't using the Metro Transit card balance to pay for the servic...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 79
Views: 5832

Re: Scooter sharing

If these rental scooters/bikes/whatever are going to become permanent fixtures, I would strongly encourage the city to require they work with the existing Go-To transit cards. The new Nice Ride dockless bikes and Hour Car already do. After registering, you just tap and go. Letting these companies ef...
by niaxilin
July 3rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 21453

Re: U.S. Highway 52

But it's just single family homes on the other side of 52, right? Seems like this isn't a compelling location to spend all of the money that building a cap would take. Exactly my thoughts. This would be a parking lot over a freeway, butted up against a giant sound wall. I'm assuming the single-fami...
by niaxilin
July 3rd, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1513
Views: 137742

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

They're finally tearing up 29th Avenue at the Greenway to make that closure permanent. Nice to see! That street is very quiet. A little too quiet. The shady new dead end on the South side of the trail is often occupied by parked vehicles with people toking up, and the "van down by the river" type. ...
by niaxilin
July 2nd, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 289
Views: 30363

Re: Bike Share

I'm surprised that parking meters charge more when you use the smartphone app. It's cheaper to pay at the kiosk, even in cash. I wonder what their reasoning is.
by niaxilin
July 2nd, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 289
Views: 30363

Re: Bike Share

New lower price for single rides of $2 at a kiosk and $1 on their app.
One of their stated missions is "equity," but how does charging people without smartphones twice the price help with that?
by niaxilin
June 28th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 2266
Views: 217084

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Speaking of bus bulbs, when are they going to fix the Nightmare on S 12th St right outside the Convention Center ? There is SO MUCH sidewalk to work with here. I hate that I'm constantly zooming by buses trying pull back into traffic :shock: or getting cut off while they try to get to the curb :o . ...
by niaxilin
June 26th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4737 Minnehaha Ave - Lander Development
Replies: 21
Views: 2396

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Ave Development & RR Corridor/Grain Elevators

Interestingly, even in the Minneapolis 2040 Draft plans, where 15-story zoning is one block to the West, this particular corner is only Corridor 4 (4 story max).
by niaxilin
June 19th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 99
Views: 10161

Re: Tunnels!

and Musk decides to abandon it?
Then we'll have some pretty cool urban tunnels to explore! Turn them into an underground rave destination. But people will have to Lyft or take the L to get there...
by niaxilin
June 16th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 129
Views: 18650

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

I'm glad to see the vintage brown brick apartment stays! It provides a good break between the two monoliths. It's owned by a separate developer, and one article says it won't be demolished. Perhaps it's protected? They certainly won't get as much sun as they're used to today. https://finance-commerc...
by niaxilin
June 13th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave
Replies: 28
Views: 4834

Re: Rana Village - 2900 Pleasant Ave

I just biked by it on the Greenway tonight. They have a small backhoe down in the trench. The little buildings are halfway demolished (the top halves!). The gap in the middle of the retaining wall, which used to be vegetation and the basement of a building, is now a dirt incline up into the parking ...

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