Search found 1484 matches

by talindsay
March 19th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 5233

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

Yes, that's a really key point - a lot of liberal wealthy people are "public school" philosophically, but that doesn't mean they'll take big risks about the quality of their kids' schools. They'll stay in the public schools as long as they're allowed to select a school they think is good enough, but...
by talindsay
March 16th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 2933

Re: Work from home and road congestion

Remember that working from home means more energy use, not less, because an office is easier to heat/cool than a hundred private residences. Some British researchers found that even with saved energy from transportation, telecommuting uses more energy than offices during the winter in Britain. Telec...
by talindsay
March 13th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2370
Views: 258504

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

We'll see how that holds up when the rideshare companies have to stop bleeding money.
by talindsay
March 10th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 5233

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

No, that's probably right. It's surprising to me, as it appears to be undercutting a functional school. The big news is obviously the Southwest to North shift, but the South to Roosevelt one is a bit puzzling.
by talindsay
March 10th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 5233

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

So basically they're radically changing the boundaries of their two most successful schools - South and Southwest - and sending most of the families formerly in those attendance areas to schools that have struggled more - Roosevelt and North. My neighborhood will shift from South to Roosevelt even t...
by talindsay
March 5th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 978
Views: 135561

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Maybe it's because I grew up in a terrible outer suburb of Saint Louis at the height of sprawl, but I can't imagine a speed limit below 25 mph would be even vaguely achievable. Even 25 won't be enforced until the driver gets close to 10 over.
by talindsay
February 25th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 70
Views: 13017

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

So I'm struggling to understand this "district". When I think of the Warehouse District and the Mill District, both former industrial areas turned urban neighborhoods, the revitalization started with conversions of existing old, interesting industrial buildings into lofts and creative commercial spa...
by talindsay
February 25th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 195
Views: 41625

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

So I'm a big fan of trying to increase density over a larger area as opposed to building tall buildings for the sake of tall buildings, and honestly I was preparing to respond here that people shouldn't hate on 8-story medium density housing. Then I looked at the proposal and was reminded of this sp...
by talindsay
February 19th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 26214

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations. https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/status/1229842090852528134 They should absolutely be incorporating retail into the busier stations. Build...
by talindsay
February 3rd, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Due process is such an inconvenience...
by talindsay
January 30th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Yeah, my issue with this is that it doesn't stop the practice of using minor equipment infractions as an excuse to pull somebody over and check for major violations. Several years ago a Park Police officer followed me on the River Parkway all the way from downtown to Lake Street at about 11 pm, and ...
by talindsay
January 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 563
Views: 130119

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Hope they find funds, it seems like a no brainer to me.
by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 374
Views: 49789

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

https://twitter.com/ByJanetMoore/status/1217571661224054784 I don't quite get how there can be $10M of environmental and design work for extending two Hiawatha trips from Milwaukee to St Paul (according to the feasibility study from like a decade ago), but, hey, potential progress! Many years ago I...
by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425296

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I would like our Engineering teams to acknowledge that many politicians will not sacrifice maximum car movement for the sake of transit operations. They should then design transit projects so that poor political decisions will have minimal negative effect on transit operations. This is where we sho...
by talindsay
January 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 20193

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Wow, look at that property tax bill. That's per year. That's amazing.
by talindsay
January 13th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4524
Views: 425296

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or ...
by talindsay
December 11th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population Growth - Onward to 500k!
Replies: 260
Views: 47588

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

So I haven't read the charter in years and am apparently too lazy to look. Given the huge population increase that's happened since 2000, is there a mechanism to consider adding an altogether new ward, rather than allowing the number of people per councilmember to rise so substantially?
by talindsay
December 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2370
Views: 258504

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

Bakken2016 wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
I don’t think the final design will be a carbon copy of the test ones.
Nope, they'll be a plastic copy - carbon is more expensive :-P
by talindsay
December 4th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 6946

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I'm most impressed by the staff recommended denial of the FAR, because they go to the trouble to (a) specifically call out the new Minneapolis 2040 plan and how this could have been made to comply with it; and (b) point to the massing of the building as a specific reason for not supporting the ten-s...
by talindsay
December 2nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 223
Views: 42473

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

So maybe this was discussed under some different thread or name but I can't find evidence of it. Since this project is right by my house and works toward reducing the acres of needless parking lots that dominate the highly-promising intersection of Minnehaha and Lake, I dug into this a bit. I'm a bi...

Go to advanced search