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by billhelm
February 4th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 1129

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

David Greene wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 12:28 pm
It's because people think DRLs are sufficient for night and/or they think their car turns on nighttime lights automatically.

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IN my case, it's training another driver not to turn off the vehicle from auto setting. :D
by billhelm
January 23rd, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

looking forward to this addition to the neighborhood. to be able to walk to a L&B's will be nice.
by billhelm
August 28th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Carbucks

they built a Starbucks at 47th St and Cedar Ave in Minneapolis recently with a drive through. it has not had the same issues, although I was worried that it was going to. Minneapolis only allowed them one curb cut on Cedar (they wanted an entrance too) and I think that helps. It always seems busy, b...
by billhelm
June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1759
Views: 297982

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

It turns urban roads into mini-freeways. See Portland or Park Avenue north of Lake Street.
by billhelm
June 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area
Replies: 52
Views: 9168

Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Multimodal wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 11:41 am
At some point, RA MacSammies Elbow Room moved into 48th & Chicago.
last summer. it seems to be doing quite well.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 545
Views: 66774

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

the ped/bike crossing at the 50th/parkway/Portland Y split is particularly problematic and I like turning the parkway into a one way there with a more defined intersection.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

mister.shoes wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm
NextDoor is absolutely on fire over this one. So much 🙄
I used to find some value in the area nextdoor (I live in Northrop). These days I find the NIMBYs outshout the supporters of these things and I'd rather spend my energy elsewhere.
by billhelm
June 5th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

That’s Tom’s popcorn and it’s still there. Dave’s was on 42nd St.


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by billhelm
June 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Great news. This will be an awesome addition to the neighborhood.
by billhelm
June 3rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 10792

Re: Electric Scooters

i rode one at open streets for the first time, but i'm not sure i'd do one in traffic.
by billhelm
April 17th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53768

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

the 46 runs a block from my house. I ride it when i can, but it has a terrible connection window with the 535/orange line, especially in the afternoon during rush hour. I've stood around at that station so many times because of a missed connection or a huge gap in between trips... I started taking t...
by billhelm
December 4th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1759
Views: 297982

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

a lot of downtown residents use uber and lyft on nights and weekends, even to go to places like target. I know because I pick a lot of them up. It's not the cheapest, obviously, but it's probably less than the cost of car ownership if they have cheaper modes available during the week.
by billhelm
November 20th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29370

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I've had issues with their default DNS in the past... changing to 1.1.1.1 has resolved a lot of things...
by billhelm
November 19th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29370

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

There really aren't any better alternatives for me still. I was already on the 100 plan. I don't really need 300, but I'll take it.

I'm more annoyed about the $8.00/month rental on future equipment (if current breaks/is slow/etc). I hope there's a purchase option.
by billhelm
October 11th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 137457

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

they've installed some kind of sensors in the ceilings of the parking garages which will probably detect openings. I've parked in other facilities with these and they're quite nice and efficient.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 263
Views: 37520

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

With the exception of a food service restaurant and fitness center, Buidling B (the center building) at Excelsior crossings has been vacant for a while.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 214
Views: 27876

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Very nice. that parking lot is significantly larger than it needs to be.
by billhelm
September 28th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15962

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

This is great. Pretty much supports my theory that a few vocal opposers are drowning out the overwhelming support online. Everybody I've had conversations with in the neighborhood supports it.
by billhelm
August 29th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15962

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

It's just such a head scratcher. I would think that forward thinking businesses would value the increased service, and it makes me question if I want to patronize them (I've already stopped going to Turtle Bread).

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