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by bandar_seri_begawan
December 27th, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39769

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/12/22/in-the-end-2015-saw-no-war-on-cops-and-no-national-crime-wave/ In the end, 2015 saw no ‘war on cops’ and no ‘national crime wave’ Crime is still near all time lows in this country, 2015 will be the second safest year for law enforcement in...
by bandar_seri_begawan
June 24th, 2014, 12:59 am
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: International Viewers - Blocking IPs
Replies: 8
Views: 4825

Re: International Viewers - Blocking IPs

ohhhhhhh I was wondering why the Chinese government would take the time to block a Minnesota development forum!

Good thing the U has a free VPN that anyone with an active UMN email can use.
by bandar_seri_begawan
April 16th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Replies: 20
Views: 5654

Re: Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building

The interactive map here gives a slightly better idea of what this will look like.
by bandar_seri_begawan
March 11th, 2014, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43735

Re: The Eclipse

Yeah but those are commuter routes. I want a trip right now that gets me from SLP to downtown. And if that's what I want then it's 10 minutes by car or 34 minutes by bus.
by bandar_seri_begawan
March 11th, 2014, 1:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43735

Re: The Eclipse

Travel time includes time not spent on the freeway. And you're assuming no traffic. And 8 minutes only gets you to the edge of SLP or GV, where the 14/17/12 and various express buses all get you downtown pretty easily. Driving to a downtown parking ramp And buses have to wait in traffic too. Edit: ...
by bandar_seri_begawan
December 17th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287424

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

You could definitely argue that (inevitable?) gentrification is harmful to the current residents and businesses that will get priced out, and that that's enough harm such that we shouldn't build the corridor. Not that I would. EDIT: I don't have time to read this right now , but I find this quote in...
by bandar_seri_begawan
December 9th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 8698

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

Regardless of wages: Santo Domingo : Population of 965,040 and density of 24,000 per square mile (and their metro is only 17 miles long) Athens : Population of 664,046 and density of 44,140 per square mile (Urban population of over 4 million and density of 25,230 per square mile) Cairo : Population ...
by bandar_seri_begawan
April 11th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Hong Kong Density
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Hong Kong Density

I find Hong Kong very interesting. The population of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island combined is 3,309,033 (Hong Kong overall has 7,061,200), with an area of about 49 square miles (Hong Kong overall has 426 square miles). Additionally, much of the "country" is dedicated to nature preserves and the like...
by bandar_seri_begawan
February 8th, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis: Highest Rape Rate in America?
Replies: 12
Views: 1850

Minneapolis: Highest Rape Rate in America?

Minneapolis is usually considered a relatively safe city, but I was looking at some crime statistics and found this: Click on "Forcible Rape" until the list is descending

I found it strange that Minneapolis tops the list, does anyone have any insight on why this is the case?
by bandar_seri_begawan
January 10th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Monorail
Replies: 41
Views: 6874

Re: Why not Monorail? and transit / Elephant accidents.

I've got to wonder with things like this (and BRT, for example) that if they're so great and have been around for decades, why are they only at Disneyland/medium-sized Appalachian state schools? It's not like there's only one transit system in the world and Bombardier has some vice-grip monopoly on...
by bandar_seri_begawan
December 12th, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 733
Views: 90989

Re: 1 Southdale Place (Edina)

You beat me to it. We had some preliminary discussion going on here: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=257 There's probably not enough interest to warrant separate threads for Southdale Mall, new Southdale Park & Ride, 1 Southdale Place, etc. I propose we merge all the talk into a singl...
by bandar_seri_begawan
December 3rd, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 158558

Re: MSP Airport

There's always a ton of rumors on airliners.net and more often than not they turn out to be nothing but rumors. That said the latest rumor regarding MSP is that sometime in the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2014 Minneapolis will be getting a second Asian destination. The consensus so far has been a Korean ...
by bandar_seri_begawan
October 23rd, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1238
Views: 158558

Re: MSP Airport

Looks like we'll get to see Air France A340-300 five days a week next summer... AF is launching a seasonal flight to supplement the daily Delta CDG flight. I feel like I'm among the few on this forum who are very interested in MSP news. And (not that this really matters) this flight actually goes f...
by bandar_seri_begawan
October 10th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23705

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

What exactly is the seat layout going to look like in these new cars? From mulad's pictures, I can't quite tell but it looks like every seat is facing forward/backward. Correct me if I'm wrong, but on the Hiawatha there are some bench style seats that face toward the windows, right?
by bandar_seri_begawan
October 3rd, 2012, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400341

Re: Southwest LRT

Right now, is there any chance that the 3C alignment will be used instead of the 3A? As someone who knows basically nothing the details of these type of projects, I just have to ask.
by bandar_seri_begawan
July 6th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287424

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Has Metro Transit considered the possibility of using four car trains? I'm curious as to whether this could work if they had the first and fourth train overhang the platforms halfway.
by bandar_seri_begawan
June 23rd, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287424

Re: Central Corridor LRT

Along with everyone else, I am very excited about this new asset to public transportation. However, the fact that this line will run down University at-grade and without designated right of way or signal preemption makes me very leery about the viability of this line as a reliable connector between ...

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