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by bubzki2
April 30th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26798

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Once you get past Snelling, Selby west of AMR is actually quite bikeable, the potholed pavement notwithstanding. As usual, the Snelby mess will remain the limiting factor.
by bubzki2
April 23rd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26798

Re: Ayd Mill Road

The original Mayor's proposal would have required a full reconstruction of at least the intersections to permit a 1x1 with turn lane layout. In order to save costs (some of which weren't factored into the original 3.5MM earmarked for the project), it was decided to leave the current median as-is, an...
by bubzki2
April 22nd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26798

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Saint Paul City Council voted 4-3 today to go ahead with the modified 4-3 roadway conversion with the addition of a bike/ped path where the easternmost lane currently lies. Not a perfect solution, but this should help move the corridor in the direction of a more pleasant and sustainable piece of CIT...
by bubzki2
March 10th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 999
Views: 147301

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Anyone have thoughts on the 36/Manning proposed grade-separated intersection? A lot of collisions at this light (and Lake Elmo is even worse) so grade separation seems appropriate. The design could be better though. Wish we could just be done with porkchop slip lanes. https://www.twincities.com/2020...
by bubzki2
March 3rd, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 999
Views: 147301

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I've completely stopped using those bikeways/trails on the parkway. It's much safer to take the lane, particularly with the hilly topography. This parkway needs some serious love!
by bubzki2
February 27th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96876

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I support this primarily because it would necessitate getting the diesel buses off the mall in doing so. I also think out-of-towners would ride it, and it might boost tourism. The fiscally-responsible alternative? BEV Buses.
by bubzki2
February 20th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 9481

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Towers are nice, wish we had more, but you can't really argue with developers starting with low-cost, easy to flip projects like this one. Just too many poor land uses around to really expect towers to be shooting up all over.
by bubzki2
February 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26798

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Removing it would normalize the flow through the actual grid, however. Close AMR plus add one or two more new bridges over the shortline railway to access 94 (e.g., Pascal if possible) and you'd have a better, more stable grid system.
by bubzki2
February 14th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26798

Re: Ayd Mill Road

As a daily ped at Snelling/Selby and Selby/Saratoga -- vehicular traffic is highly volatile and drivers are rarely scanning for peds here. They have many conflict points and are usually transitioning from freeway to city street mentality (if it happens at all). Very dangerous. Also lighting is piss-...
by bubzki2
February 12th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 313
Views: 79848

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Now, can they revisit the Alia condo plans? Obviously too late but it makes you wonder. Hopefully once these are absorbed, a new 40+ tower will be proposed somewhere downtown.
by bubzki2
February 11th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd
Replies: 14
Views: 4696

Re: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd

Do you think a pizza joint could make it in this location?
by bubzki2
January 30th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Taillights being out is totally a proxy for profiling drivers. That said, I'm more concerned about the high propensity for drivers to neglect turning their lights on in precipitation or dark these days. Imperfect solution but hopefully this cuts down on "driving while [skin color]" violations.
by bubzki2
January 29th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 525
Views: 78194

Re: Rochester

I lived in Rochester for more than a year and rarely used my car. The city keeps subsidizing sprawl and then complains that more vehicles are coming into downtown. Plenty of places to live within walking or biking distance of good jobs (that's what I did).
by bubzki2
January 10th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Corners Hotel & Student Housing [cancelled]
Replies: 18
Views: 3341

Re: Seven Corners: Hotel (30 stories) & Student Housing (12 stories)

Oof, that's a lot of small scale parcels lost for one mega project. Would be much better if they integrated at least the end buildings into it.
by bubzki2
January 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190922

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

From what I've heard ETR really didn't offer anything all that special, so there was really no reason to head there other than game days. More options in this part of town now makes them a harder sell. A bit more effort and creativity and someone else could find success in this location.
by bubzki2
December 24th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Public Participation in Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

Re: Public Participation in Planning

I'm surprised the Ford Plant project hasn't been brought up yet. That one was (is?) a doozy.
by bubzki2
December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 191
Views: 46599

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

There was rumor of a Walgreens/CVS in the new taller space adjacent the park.
by bubzki2
November 18th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 781
Views: 104605

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

^ those projects were announced months ago. Looks like Scannell's has broken ground but not sure about Wellington yet.

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