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by David Greene
November 22nd, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 575
Views: 18192

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

But of course they're only a regional provider. They still rely on the big monopolies for access to the backbone.
by David Greene
November 22nd, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4037
Views: 329655

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I don't know that they're actively trying to kill it but they are definitely withholding support and not taking actions they could be taking to push it through. It's incredibly disappointing.
by David Greene
November 21st, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project
Replies: 1203
Views: 115573

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Block 'em.
by David Greene
November 21st, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 235
Views: 36165

Re: Northside - General Topics

I think the new building looks nice. It's really only one curb cut on Broadway. Not ideal, but not terrible, terrible, especially given the monstrous Cub next door. My only hesitation is the affordability of the new commercial space vs. the old. Sounds like the existing buildings are in pretty rough...
by David Greene
November 20th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4037
Views: 329655

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I sat on the Midtown CAC during Metro Transit's study. My understanding is that the historic designation includes embankments *and vegetation* (which everyone thought was ridiculous). The Midtown Greenway Coalition apparently supported the historic designation to preserve the Grenway for the bike pa...
by David Greene
November 20th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Smart Cities
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Smart Cities

Two of my three favorite subjects collide: "How Cities Use HPC at the Edge to Get Smarter" https://www.hpcwire.com/2017/11/17/cities-use-hpc-edge-get-smarter/ It's a pretty generic, hand-wavy article but assuming cheap, plentiful sensors become available soon, what kinds of data would we want to col...
by David Greene
November 17th, 2017, 8:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

For me it isn't a transit hill. It's a very real, hyper-local manisfestation of the way we're being completely screwed by the rich and powerful, in multiple aspects of society and our daily lives. Look at what is going on in Congress, at the FCC, EPA, etc. etc. etc. It is all about catering to the w...
by David Greene
November 17th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Let's say Metro Transit refuses and provides regular LRT service.

What is DHS gonna do about it? Shut down the Super Bowl?
by David Greene
November 16th, 2017, 4:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Exactly. People are far too quick to just let our PUBLIC transit system be taken from the public. The replacement service, even free, is not equivalent. It's much slower and less comfortable. The super bowl attendees should use it. They can even have it for free! If DHS is *so* worried about a terro...
by David Greene
November 15th, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

And now they're forcing the homeless out as well.

It's absolutely disgusting to see what is going on.
by David Greene
November 15th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Oh, so we're not screwed as badly as we might have been.

Thanks for nothing.
by David Greene
November 14th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Your solution is not possible, the Dept of Homeland Security requires the security zone around the Super Bowl due to it being classified as a first tier security risk event. The light rail runs directly through the security zone, and those that don't have tickets can not go into the zone. Metro Tra...
by David Greene
November 14th, 2017, 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1802
Views: 154700

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I've already set off my Facebook rant, but this is bullshit. Make the gladiator games attendees ride the bus, not the people that use and support transit every damn day of the year. Why should the wealthy be given exclusive access to our highest-amenity transit service?
by David Greene
November 14th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 97
Views: 5877

Re: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)

Yes, RBY expresses what I was thinking. It *feels* like a big change even if maybe it isn't, and especially isn't given the surrounding context. We're going to see lots more efforts to spot-zone like this and probably in places where it is a harder sell. At some point it won't be allowed anymore due...
by David Greene
November 14th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)
Replies: 97
Views: 5877

Re: Southwest - General Topics (Linden Hills, Fulton, et al)

Not that I think this shouldn't happen, but spot zoning from R1A to R4 seems...not good. How much longer can we sustain this sort of thing? I'm not at all saying we should halt this but a complete overhaul of zoning codes and application is in order. Looking at Google street view, this is pretty muc...
by David Greene
November 14th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 53
Views: 6988

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

This may be my favorite upcoming development in the whole metro!
by David Greene
November 13th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT
Replies: 305
Views: 43979

Re: Gold Line (Gateway Corridor) BRT

2024? Geez, that's a long way out. What's going to change in the interim? This project feels very flimsy in terms of its long-term viability as currently designed.
by David Greene
November 13th, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)
Replies: 1427
Views: 144575

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Time to re-bid this. If the market isn't there, it isn't there. We need something special here.
by David Greene
November 10th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 748
Views: 64897

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Midtown rail should absoluely get a color. It connects two METRO rail lines and it makes a lot of sense to extend it along SWLRT for some distance and possibly also along the Blue Line.

Lake St. aBRT would be, well, aBRT. :)
by David Greene
November 10th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 748
Views: 64897

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'd say we should circumvent the issue by building Nicollet/Central as aBRT. If it is a streetcar, though, I agree that colors are the way to go for rail lines, even if the streetcar operates more like aBRT than LRT or hBRT. Except we've already explicitly decoupled colors from mode. We've already ...

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