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by eazydp
April 18th, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 48294

Re: WaHu Student Housing - (1016 Washington Avenue Southeast

Got a picture today. Silophant is correct, this thing is humongous. Also, this is very near the new Mesa pizza location, which I just discovered despite working two blocks away. That strip mall needs to be the next "victim" of the University Development Industrial Complex. https://farm4.staticflickr...
by eazydp
April 18th, 2014, 11:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29016

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I almost always take the at-grade road crossing on 28th Street and Hiawatha instead of the Sabo Bridge.
by eazydp
April 17th, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 149863

Laws/Ordinaces around new(ish) infrastructure

Are there any good resource out there about the laws/rules/ordinances around the new bike infrastructure? I am curious because I got scolded by a police officer for doing a move I thought to be perfectly legal. Turning from a bike box onto an off-street when the pedestrian/trail cycle was active. Th...
by eazydp
April 17th, 2014, 12:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29016

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I grew up in a home with a walk score of "3".
by eazydp
April 16th, 2014, 8:44 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110574

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

Does anyone know if they are bringing in grass for that game?
Haven't decided yet, but it's probably easier to bring in than booze.
by eazydp
April 16th, 2014, 8:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289025

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

While riding a bus early this evening I saw three cars drive the entirety of the WATM. Two of which nearly collided with my bus when pulling from the tracks back to the lane and again when our bus pulled out from the station. For future reference, it was a rain/sleet mix during the drive time. First...
by eazydp
April 10th, 2014, 10:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 149863

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Southern Motorcycle connection??? (17th Ave and 42nd St S).

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by eazydp
April 8th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289025

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

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Snapped a photo of a test train on the WATM at Walnut St yesterday.
by eazydp
April 3rd, 2014, 10:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71668

Re: St. Anthony Main

The first piece of property I looked to purchase was in the original re-development plan of the Pillsbury A mill property, they were taking $5,000 deposits at the time. Little did I know that the market was teetering on the brink of the melt down. I remember the sales person showing me the developer...
by eazydp
March 27th, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 26480

Re: Car Sharing

I'd be willing to bet they track GPS coordinates while you drive, so you can calculate speed and speed limit. I would also guessthere are privacy issues about releasing or reviewing that information for "catching" a bad driver, if that is what you are inferring.
by eazydp
March 26th, 2014, 9:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 26480

Re: Car Sharing

Signed up for car2go after recent frustrations with my bus line. Gave it a try today to meet a colleague for lunch. The technology behind this system is really cool. My colleagues seemed really interested and had a lot of questions about how the 'one way aspect' of the car2go model works. Pros: I fo...
by eazydp
March 26th, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29034

Re: Minneapolis Fiber

I generally had a tough time getting tolerable service levels from USI wireless, streaming, working from home frequently resulted in failures. Their customer service was excellent and they are local, so both good things, but that was a deal breaker. I've been a Comcast (internet only) customer for t...
by eazydp
March 26th, 2014, 6:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289025

Worst Public Art - Congrats East Bank Station!

I am of the opinion that the East Bank station art, designed by Nancy Blum, is arguably the worst public art in the Twin Cities. I work nearby, so I am certainly strongly biased, but I think it is AWFUL. I imagine the thought process going something like this. The most prominent station in our R1 F...
by eazydp
March 14th, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4470
Views: 406575

Re: Southwest Corridor (Green Line Extension)

Keith Ellison wants us to get this s*** done.

http://www.minnpost.com/community-voice ... e-together
by eazydp
March 12th, 2014, 8:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?
Replies: 59
Views: 7687

Re: Does Minneapolis have too many stoplights?

For the past few days Franklin Bridge/East River Road light has been a flashing red 4-way stop. It made me recall this thread as I noticed that traffic was significantly less backed up. This might be the most counter productive stop light in the city.
by eazydp
March 12th, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 289025

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I was reading the Wiki article on Chicago's 'L'. We really missed a color scheme opportunity here by not naming this line the Maroon or the Gold line, much like the L's purple line. I suppose we could call the campus connector that in the future. Or even better, an express version of the Green line!
by eazydp
March 11th, 2014, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86096

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

I visited a friend in this building over the weekend. Despite the high rent, the in apartment quality and amenities were surprisingly low. Cheap appliances, poor sound proofing. You are definitely paying for location. When I stepped foot outside and saw everything which was a short walk away, it was...
by eazydp
March 7th, 2014, 1:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 804
Views: 89668

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT)

Any chance the buses like the 111 and 133 will eventually feed into the Orange Line (46th Street Station) instead of operating entirely independently. I've always thought it was strange how little the area around the 46th street station feeds into it. At the moment, I can catch the 5 to the 46 to th...
by eazydp
February 1st, 2014, 11:21 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86781

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

http://www.minnpost.com/environment/2014/01/river-runs-through-us-why-mississippi-crucial-msp-s-future I thought this was a pretty interesting series about our perception versus that of the Mississippi. My personal anecdotal evidence when traveling/working abroad lines up with the author's point. Wh...

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