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by David Greene
July 15th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Suburban City Councils, shenanigans
Replies: 55
Views: 5693

Re: Suburban City Councils, shenanigans

Yes, it seems like a real mental health crisis. It's sad, because people in that situation literally are not themselves. His wife's comments indicate he got to some kind of breaking point. People don't just start a pattern of destructive behavior for no reason. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
by David Greene
July 10th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8818

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

There a logic to it, though. If the city and county backfill transit, that's one less reason the legislature has to fund it. It's not like the cities and counties are going to get more state aid. Remember that way back when CTIB was just a bill, the original ask was for a half cent regional sales ta...
by David Greene
July 9th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Underground Rail
Replies: 81
Views: 7883

Re: Twin Cities Underground Rail

tmart wrote:
July 9th, 2018, 12:48 pm
[*] An extension of the Downtown tunnel North across the River (probably by bridge? It was surprisingly difficult to find data on the riverbed and any prior attempts at tunneling) and a short distance into Northeast.
All you need to know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hennepin_Island_tunnel
by David Greene
July 9th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 980
Views: 112102

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

I totally understand the argument to tax land and not buildings but couldn't that result in mediocre building in prime spots? For example Ackerberg decides to just throw up the ugliest, cheapest 5 over 1 we've seen just to make the land profitable and not taking such a bath on the taxes? Since impr...
by David Greene
July 4th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 20743

Re: U.S. Highway 52

lol at "ideation" in the article. Our director at work used that buzzword the other day and we're all like, "What the hell does that even mean?"

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by David Greene
July 1st, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1517
Views: 228489

Re: RE: Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I would think not allowing people to exit to Hennepin/Lyndale from that merge would be smart as well, but I haven't read anything that says they'll do that. The new 28th Street exit should help with allowing more ways to get to the Wedge neighborhood, instead of needing to go 35W to Hennepin/Lyndal...
by David Greene
June 29th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 463
Views: 46641

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I don't suppose the bridge stone displaced by the truss section was stored somewhere.

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by David Greene
June 23rd, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 185
Views: 15481

Re: RE: Re: Arby’s Island

I could be wrong, but wasn’t Emerson where the entrance to the parking is supposed to be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk God, it already sucks to walk down Emerson to Lake and this is going to make it worse. Wish they'd put the entrance on Lagoon. I suspect many fewer people walk along that str...
by David Greene
June 8th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 865
Views: 106277

Re: Southside - General Topics

Yep. Work has been going on for a couple of months, though it was open for most of it.

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by David Greene
June 7th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 185
Views: 15481

Re: Arby’s Island

That rendering has a couple good ideas in it. Green the porkchop and install human-scale traffic signals.

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by David Greene
May 31st, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 125
Views: 7759

Re: RE: Metropolitan Council

Anondson wrote:https://twitter.com/StribRoper/status/1 ... 8032879617

Well... Dayton signed it. It’s law.

Now that it is law, how can the Met Council work with it?
They could sue on constitutional grounds.



by David Greene
May 30th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8818

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


Qhaberl wrote: The other question we need to ask ourselves how much race plays into this. By no means am I accusing any business or of being racist, but it something to be thought about.
Race is at the very center of this. And of a lot of opposition to transit.


by David Greene
May 29th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 113
Views: 8818

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

Jesus.

I guess that streetcar stop didn't belong there either.
by David Greene
May 28th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 865
Views: 106277

Re: Southside - General Topics

http://m.startribune.com/three-alarm-fi ... 483860801/

Oh man, that sucks.

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by David Greene
May 22nd, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 902
Views: 73692

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I've called it Twin Cities my whole life. That's why it's the "Twins" after all.

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by David Greene
May 10th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8417

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)

I like Matt's idea a lot. I would dispense with all parking and put in bike facilities. I'd make that tradeoff in a heartbeat. Realize that removing parking means more surface lots and/or structured parking. The latter is preferred, of course, but development we would hope for the current surface lo...
by David Greene
May 4th, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4217
Views: 356585

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Not really kosher.

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by David Greene
May 2nd, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 902
Views: 73692

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Hey, they got Spoonbridge and Cherry and the Basilica. The Maze Runner wall is a nice touch.

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by David Greene
May 1st, 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4217
Views: 356585

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Perhaps. But businesses spearheaded the creation of the Met Council, still one of the most empowered MPOs in the country.

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by David Greene
April 26th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4217
Views: 356585

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Y'know, we used to have good corporate citizens; companies that did things for the city/region/state even if it cost them a little. 40 years of extreme capitalist rhetoric has destroyed our collective memory of it. Now, "it's just business," and, "this is normal business practice," and "they're just...

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