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by gopherfan
February 5th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 606
Views: 97046

Re: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)

365's parking ramp has new lighting tricks up its sleeve!
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by gopherfan
January 26th, 2018, 11:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164157

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

CTA's Loop Link BRT stations and dedicated lanes worked real well when I visited this past summer, despite Chicago downtown traffic. Image
by gopherfan
January 24th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 365 Nicollet (334' - 30 stories)
Replies: 606
Views: 97046

Re: Ritz Residences - 365 Nicollet Mall (334' - 30 stories)

I recall reading that all construction equipment that was blocking sidewalks or roadways had to be removed by the middle of January(ish) for the Super Bowl. So they'll likely bring back a crane in February. I doubt it. The crane wasn't blocking the sidewalks, the building is almost done, plus it co...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51209

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Also, when NYC Pentagram was brought in to do the new wayfinding and image of Nicollet I was hoping the downtown council might take them on for a redesign or new wayfinding of the skyway, but sadly not... Something like these could have been great https://www.pentagram.com/work/penn-station-west-end...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51209

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

I'm also a fan of http://rachelbrandon.com/better-signage-for-the-skyway-part-3-of-the-minneapolis-skyway-redesign/ http://rachelbrandon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/mpls-skyway-signage1.jpg The existing is just so awful, dated, unreadable and way to kitchy. Let's be honest, the lakes aren't downt...
by gopherfan
January 19th, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 466
Views: 51209

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Why not something more branded Image
by gopherfan
January 17th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164157

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Thinking more about a good pilot route, what about giving the six some dedicated space. It can get pretty slow on Hennepin in the afternoon. Hennepin is set to undergo reconstruction in 2020. https://www.hennepindowntown.com/ Now is the time to push for better bus routing downtown. Also, the 6 is s...
by gopherfan
December 26th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 45964

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

One of the ideas I've been kicking around in my head for awhile is an express LRT line between the DT's. Umm, you know the Green Line was originally planned to be this, but the neighborhoods didn't want something else to divide communities like 94, and the Met Council wanted development, so a 94 ro...
by gopherfan
December 18th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 4177

Re: Seattle

by gopherfan
December 13th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New City of Minneapolis Office Building
Replies: 149
Views: 15474

Re: New City of Minneapolis Office Building

Does anyone know the budget of this new city office project? For some reason I doubt it will be anywhere near 200m dollars, so I think we should keep our expectations a little more reasonable. Based on the design fees of $6.2M, if it's based on an average 12% of construction budget, safe to say pro...
by gopherfan
December 8th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 792
Views: 68190

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

If Frey has his eyes set on Broadway/Washington streetcar, I think that's a win! Nicollet will never happen since it had the perception of being a debacle. If the line turned down Hennepin for two blocks and connected to the Hennepin Avenue/Warehouse District Station, I think then you'd have a prett...
by gopherfan
December 7th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 280
Views: 33960

Re: Northern Lights Express

Could we, as a group, maybe, just maybe, refrain from posting about fantasy extensions to routes that haven't yet been built, or even funded? It's fine to have those thoughts in your head (and maybe even whip up a map for your own personal enjoyment), but I am really not sold on the value of broadc...
by gopherfan
December 7th, 2017, 12:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 639
Views: 73246

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Can the current routes (887, 805, 812, 813, 815 and 850) be adjusted in terms of frequency, departure times, and route layout to encourage more people to transfer at there respected stations? NO, Northstar is COMMUTER RAIL, which in the suburbs = Park & Ride plain and simple. Besides the 850, which...
by gopherfan
December 4th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1260
Views: 124688

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Looks like they're doing photo-ops... Pretty cool, but wish it was standing upright.

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by gopherfan
November 20th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4063
Views: 337372

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

SkyScraperKid wrote:
November 20th, 2017, 11:55 am
Would be cool, expensive, but cool..
Sounds like it would be scary, expensive, and scary...
by gopherfan
November 17th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Based on some good suggestions, here's my desired transit map! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kr4mo1YbEZQUBGPBFXGs4WNWrKdbTvI2&usp=sharing ^ Based on routes in some phase of planning: https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees/Transportation-Committee/2017/July-10,-2017/Info-5-_-ABRT-Up...
by gopherfan
November 13th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: Labeling the Transit System

I personally like the Northstar branding and would want it to stay in a regional scenario, same with NLX branding. That said, each trip could have a route letter/number with it. R100's Northstar, R200's NLX, etc. Portland Streetcar does letters & colors, Seattle just uses street names. I think color...
by gopherfan
October 31st, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164157

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

I noticed they put some new pavement on some of the streets around that stadium. I bike, but don't recall any bumps commuting home that way. Park & Portland through the commons received new red overlays this fall (needed) 4th looks to have received mill & overlay this month just adjacent to the sta...
by gopherfan
October 31st, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164157

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

SurlyLHT wrote: No mention of the Super Bowl here, just of improvements which obviously help transport people during the Superbowl.
Obviously, neither the Met Council nor the City of Minneapolis want to come out and say all the construction headaches and $ are to appease the NFL :twisted: ...
by gopherfan
October 31st, 2017, 11:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News and Current Happenings
Replies: 1907
Views: 164157

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Does anyone have experience with similar LRT or streetcar systems in other cities? Is this amount of shutdown time common or an anomaly Anomaly - EVERYTHING being done is for the Super Bowl. The NFL will not allow the trains to use U.S. Bank Stadium Station due to security concerns so downtown had ...

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