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by David Greene
June 8th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 874
Views: 105213

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: 183
Views: 14497

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: 7576

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: 83
Views: 7174

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: 83
Views: 7174

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: 874
Views: 105213

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: 894
Views: 72767

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: 8182

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: 4211
Views: 354309

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: 894
Views: 72767

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: 4211
Views: 354309

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: 4211
Views: 354309

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...
by David Greene
April 25th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4211
Views: 354309

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Why not? When he visited the CAC several years ago he really played to the Safety in the Park people by explaining why a freight reroute was not feasible. While he was probably correct, he was definitely looking out for #1. I don't buy his "concerned lifelong Twin Cities resident" schtick one bit. S...
by David Greene
April 20th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 894
Views: 72767

Re: RE: Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Nope. Nope. Nope. Don't want to be a target for terror and war or support that. nope. I don't think this substantially increases the risk for a terrorist attack. This would be a pretty small office. As for the moral part of the equation...to each their own. I suppose I'd want to hear more about wha...
by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8182

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

I guess it depends on the definition of "mobility limited." Many such people don't have obvious physical disabilities. I'd like to see data too. More may use the stop off-peak, which I don't have a lot of anecdata about.

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by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 29767

Re: RE: Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

VacantLuxuries wrote:
It's the sort of thing that makes people hate urbanists.
I thought that was my ravenous hunger for destroying parking.
Well, that too. :)

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by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 29767

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

I understand the benefits of living in the city. That's why I live there. What people hate is when other people are smug about their own perceived superiority based on some situation that is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The implicit message here is that people are somehow poor decisi...
by David Greene
April 16th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 228
Views: 29767

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Oh geez, come on people. "Can I get around in a top-15 historic metro blizzard in the entire history of the state of Minnesota?" is not a question people care about when deciding between city and suburb.

It's the sort of thing that makes people hate urbanists.
by David Greene
April 15th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction / E Line (Uptown to Downtown)
Replies: 98
Views: 8182

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

If there were ever a subway, there would likely be only one station in between Loring Park and Uptown Transit Center. Stations are expensive. That said, aBRT is not as capital intensive. Things to consider: how should surface transit operate in this section, especially if there are both local and a...
by David Greene
April 14th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'
Replies: 62
Views: 6416

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Huh? There would be outrage about any private (and most public) development in any neighborhood park, and rightly so. The analogy doesn't hold at all. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk so you think the tower should never have been built? No, I'm saying the analogy is flawed because: We're talkin...

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