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by tabletop
August 8th, 2013, 4:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 530
Views: 47780

Re: Midtown Corridor

I wonder how structurally sound that bridge is. I want to say I remember them saying it would need significant structural upgrades to the bridge if they wanted to put a bike lane across it.
by tabletop
August 6th, 2013, 7:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 24289

Re: Stress relief

by tabletop
August 6th, 2013, 7:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400343

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

And also, I've never taken a bus to Eden Prairie. That sounds like maybe the last thing I would ever want to do, it just sounds really long and painful and my heart goes out to those who do it on a daily basis. Nor is driving there on the top of my list for that matter. But a train on the other hand...
by tabletop
August 6th, 2013, 7:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400343

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Yes, but back when those plans where drafted Eden Prairie wasn't even on the map in terms of population and political influence. Should we expect everyone out there to drive to work so we can keep expanding the freeway network, or provide a solid form of transit that support what is already there? I...
by tabletop
August 6th, 2013, 6:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4450
Views: 400343

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

A little food for thought, looking at these old plans for a rapid transit system in the Twin Cities, this line has always existed in one shape or another. If you haven't seen this, check it out. Courtesy of gettingaroundmpls (not sure what kind of door this is about to open...) http://gettingaroundm...
by tabletop
July 15th, 2013, 3:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 174
Views: 23577

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

The city has up until recently been working to repair all the damage done to the local streets caused by the extra traffic from the bridge collapse. I don't buy the argument that traffic magically disappears, it gets diverted. Other roads deal with the added stress of the displaced traffic, and unle...
by tabletop
July 9th, 2013, 8:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363147

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

About the Park/Portland street closures, here's my idea: Why not run a pilot project and temporarily shut the street down for a few months effective immediately to see what happens? My guess would be that everything would be just fine. Local governments really need to get better at experimentation ...
by tabletop
July 6th, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)
Replies: 45
Views: 9655

Re: Grand & Finn Apartments - (2124 Grand Avenue)

Yeah, leave it up to the developers to prove the neighborhood groups right! It would've worked real well if the building had been broken up into the three separate buildings that seem to have been blindly smashed together: the two story brown brick building, the multi colored three story building an...
by tabletop
July 3rd, 2013, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363147

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

I still can't get behind the closure of Park and Portland. If your headed Northbound on say Park Ave, unless they make significant improvements to Chicago, the only real course of action would be to turn on 7th street (that will already be more congested with traffic from the new westbound 94 ramp a...
by tabletop
June 27th, 2013, 1:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57276

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

This seems like the appropriate thread to post this article about a hypothetical visualization of what a 1970's era subway system would've looked like in Minneapolis. As great as it would've been to have the subways, we may have dodged a bullet... Andy Sturdevant explains: http://www.minnpost.com/st...
by tabletop
June 24th, 2013, 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 35W
Replies: 175
Views: 16139

Re: 35W North - MnPass and BRT

I thought the managed lanes would be in conjunction with the transit option, so maybe that's part of the cost? I know there's sense to be made somewhere in all this!
by tabletop
June 23rd, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 35W
Replies: 175
Views: 16139

Re: 35W North - MnPass and BRT

yeah... maybe its in the finer details but how do suppose they came up with the crash data segments? Perhaps a county thing? I suppose there ARE more fatal accidents at Hiawatha and if there's any improvement over there that would be great, but I'm surprised they haven't opted to remove the cloverle...
by tabletop
June 7th, 2013, 2:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: St. Croix River Crossing
Replies: 197
Views: 30201

Re: St. Croix River Crossing

There's a good article up on minnpost about the bridge http://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2 ... y-it-opens
by tabletop
June 5th, 2013, 1:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363147

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

Shutting these avenues down, esp near HCMC, give me break! I'm not a big fan of cars at all, but the HCMC argument is valid. One second can make a difference in an ambulance run. Bottom line, you can't shut down these streets. We don't need another Nicollet-Kmart. You said it, granted I was reachin...
by tabletop
June 4th, 2013, 7:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363147

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

A: Leaving both streets open to all, perhaps somewhat narrowed with gates and decorative pavement (like Chicago by the dome) B: One street being closed and the other being converted to a full width two way through downtown (also hopefully with decorative pavement and gates). How about a C: Build a ...
by tabletop
May 24th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 111895

Re: Bottineau Corridor (Blue Line Extension)

As it appears to me, construction of regional fixed guided transitways in MN are only palatable if done along the pereiphery of our built up areas through well established right-of-ways, Hiawatha, SW, Bottineau the exception ofcourse being Central. But looking back, Central faced a lot of hard histo...
by tabletop
May 22nd, 2013, 1:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)
Replies: 242
Views: 39650

Re: The Bridges - (950 University Avenue SE)

Would someone be so kind as to tell me how to upload photos to this forum? I have some images I think you all would love and would really like to share with you, but I can't figure out how... any who, here is a link to flickr with a few shots of the BP I took before they neutered the Florence Court ...
by tabletop
May 13th, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth-AT&T tower coming down
Replies: 4
Views: 3544

Re: Duluth-AT&T tower coming down

Agreed, these are facinating structures, wired had great little piece on the AT&T switching center in NY http://www.wired.com/design/2013/01/bui ... eid-148633

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