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by the kid
April 13th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 162
Views: 19038

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

MPR isn't far left wing radio, but ok... Grant, don't try and use facts to support your point - that's precisely what MPR does and precisely why they are left wing! :roll: *satire* That this is a widely held point of view in the urbanmsp echochamber is not suprising. Just disappointing. Devotees of...
by the kid
May 13th, 2014, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 999
Views: 133590

Re: Target Field Station

Don't you people work during the day?
by the kid
March 27th, 2014, 10:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Climate Change

I'm happy to see my post generated some comments. You guys were suprisingly gentle. Nobody even called me a name! That's great. I'm not a climatologist nor do I claim to be. My field is medicine. We try to practice what we call "evidence based" medicine. We do the best we can to adapt randomized con...
by the kid
March 27th, 2014, 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

there's always moving the bike trail.....
by the kid
March 26th, 2014, 10:49 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Climate Change

Saying the science is settled doesn't make it so. But I do love that phrase. That's what they said to Galileo. I remember when Al Gore said the North Pole would be ice free by, when was it, this summer, last summer? Or when the Met Office said kids in England would grow up "not knowing what snow was...
by the kid
March 26th, 2014, 8:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

Global warming (or cooling) or whatever it's called now clearly doesn't belong in this post, but I can't let everything go by unchallenged. I know this is a surpise to the leftist urbanist enclave that inhabits this blog but contrary to what most of you believe, the "science isn't settled". There is...
by the kid
March 19th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1110
Views: 84373

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Count me as part of the group that enjoys retired bankers' occasional postings. Even if it's all BS, and I suspect its not, I'd rather be teased by rumors of greatness than tormented by the snark of our more curmudgeonly cynics.
by the kid
March 5th, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

What we need is some real old fashioned political leadership. Yes there is plenty of blame to spread around, but if our new mayor really wants to get this built, then she'll need to be bold and risk offending some of her core constituents: the cidna cohort who "favors transit" as long as it is built...
by the kid
February 20th, 2014, 11:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I'm just some shmuck who doesn't understand all the complex issues regarding transit, but I don't understand why no one is willing to seriously consider moving the bike trail. Or, if no acceptable reroute can be found, elevating the bike trail. This seems to be the easiest, and perhaps the only, sol...
by the kid
December 16th, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363165

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I love that name....Mel Dickstein...
by the kid
November 23rd, 2013, 11:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363165

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Great idea to turn the facade into a archway with stage for use in the park. Amen Sister!..I mean Aville 87. I completely agree. The arch would look great. This would become the iconic civic monument that Mpls was know for. The Arch would be the cut away shot on the networks for every event at the ...
by the kid
November 15th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363165

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

David Greene wrote: The CPED report in the linked articles is a fascinating read. I had no idea the Strib has roots in socialism (you wouldn't know it from their editorial bent today). Don't tell the Republicans!
Don't worry David. We already knew that...
by the kid
November 4th, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111906

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

Here's a crazy idea; how bout we build these lines where the people are? i couldn't help but cringe watching the video noting the train rambles through forests, along fields, across wide open expanses. It's like commuter rail only slower. There's got to be a way to get this built through some popula...
by the kid
October 18th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Dock Street Flats II (cancelled - see T3 Office Building)
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: Dock Street Apartments - (333 Washington Avenue North)

this is great, will really extend the skyline into the north loop, hopefully will be the impetus for more high rise density in this area; this may be the first step in developing a "Twinsville" high rise district like what we might see in San Diego near PETCO field.
by the kid
October 14th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

I was referring to colocation of rails above-ground. The number of units that would need to be taken by shifting the TC&W rails to make way for SWLRT would have been pretty similar between keeping the tracks going through Minneapolis versus doing either of the SLP reroutes. Which is why we're talki...
by the kid
September 19th, 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

AHA!
by the kid
August 29th, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

At the (considerable) risk of getting hammered again by some of the nice people on this board, doesn't the least expensive, simplest, most acceptable option seem like co-locating freight and LRT, skipping any tunnels, and relocating the bike path???
by the kid
August 9th, 2013, 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

So if we reroute the bike path, LRT and the freight train can share the route, we don't have to build a tunnel, the lakes stay clean, and 25 families don't have to give up their homes?!! For chrissakes this isn't rocket science. Just reroute the damn bike path. Go with 3a and be done with it. Every...
by the kid
August 8th, 2013, 9:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

And make no mistake, that is the problem here. Politics. I think that's what makes me chuckle a little. If the SW line is so important for providing Minneapolis residents access to jobs along the SW corridor, how could a council member or mayor seriously listen to bike fanatics complaining about th...
by the kid
August 8th, 2013, 4:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400390

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Maybe this has been discussed before. But there is something I don't understand. Are we saying that there is not enough space to route the freight tracks, the LRT, and the bike path through the same corridor? Because, if this is the case, why don't we just get rid of the damn bike path. We can put t...

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