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by jw138
September 29th, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33856

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

jw138 wrote:Some notes I jotted down:
Sorry about polluting with non-BRT related notes from the meeting. They crossed over several potential target threads.
by jw138
September 29th, 2015, 7:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 272
Views: 33856

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

CANDO hosted a community meeting with Minneapolis/MnDOT this evening focusing on the East 38th Street bridge work over 35W that will be done as part of the global 35W/Lake St transit access project. There's quite a number of smaller projects bundled up into the super-project and it sounded like the ...
by jw138
September 29th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cutting the Cord
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Cutting the Cord

MLB.tv + VPN trickery is your only option if you're a hardcore Twins fan. I did this a few years ago on an old PS3 and was very happy. At the time, the PS3 MLB.tv application was far superior to the Roku version. It was very painful watching games on the Roku. I've no idea if they've improved things...
by jw138
September 29th, 2015, 9:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29167

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

That's a great article, but all I want to know is when they're going to add my block of my street to their schedule. I know I've said this a million times in this thread alone, but seeing fiber going in one block east of me and stopping a block and a half north is torture . Not that it's going to h...
by jw138
September 28th, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 29167

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

An interview with USI's CEO, Joe Caldwell: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2015/08/28/us-internet-corp-joe-caldwell-co-founder-interview.html The article starts off with: Next up for the business: seeking approval to sell TV service in Minneapolis. But the only further detail was...
by jw138
September 27th, 2015, 6:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Dorothy Day Center
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Dorothy Day Center

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This was about as good as I could do driving by on Friday.
by jw138
September 25th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Dorothy Day Center
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Dorothy Day Center

Wedgeguy wrote:Not sure why they would have to dig down into bedrock so far? I can't see the place needing a basement to function?
There's a fairly substantial grade along 5th St so perhaps it's to level the whole plot with the lowest point at 5th, 6th, & Main Streets.
by jw138
September 25th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 119255

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

David Greene wrote:Excellent! We don't have a page for this, do we?
https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1873
by jw138
September 25th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Dorothy Day Center
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: Dorothy Day Center

As noted in the General St Paul thread, they've broken ground. I drive by the site every day and have noticed that they're having to remove a lot of bedrock. At first I thought it was concrete from prior structures but the piles just keep getting bigger and bigger.
by jw138
September 25th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 119255

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

David Greene wrote:What's going on at the parcel bounded by Main, 35E and the freeway rams off Old 6th? Lots of dirt being turned.
The new Dorothy Day Center:

http://dorothydaycampaign.org/about-the-project/

They're really having to hammer through a lot of bedrock!
by jw138
September 24th, 2015, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1013
Views: 165348

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Very true. Safety is directly related to the concentration of the pollutants at each distance from their source and your location relative to it, as well as the number of repeated exposures. Which, is why in my original post I asked if there are any studies showing these concentration levels emanati...
by jw138
September 24th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1013
Views: 165348

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

I'm no chemical engineer and really don't know what I'm talking about but I'd assume that just because you can't see and smell something doesn't mean there's nothing there (think carbon monoxide). The emissions certainly are not 100% water vapor (ie. steam). And, even if the average daily emissions ...
by jw138
September 24th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1013
Views: 165348

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

A HERC commentary in the Southwest Journal a couple days ago: http://www.southwestjournal.com/voices-feed/minneapolis-burning It'd be interesting to see a visual depiction on a map of the estimated concentration of pollutants as you move further away from HERC. One would think that Northeast would b...
by jw138
September 23rd, 2015, 1:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150959

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

By "infill station", you guys are referring to a Nice Ride infill station, right? Orange Line infill station seems like it might be out of scope for this particular meeting (though it would probably be good to bring it up and keep the pressure on). The nearest Nice Ride station is at 36th & Bryant s...
by jw138
September 23rd, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1559
Views: 150959

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

This just popped up in my in-box. East 38th Street Bridge (over 35W) Meeting Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 PM CANDO, 3736 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis For more info or to share this meeting notice with neighbors visit the Facebook Event The City of Minneapolis and MnDOT are coordinating a meeti...
by jw138
September 18th, 2015, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 165383

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Don't know about the numbers, but it's an attractive stop for those getting off to shop or eat in Uptown, because you don't have to cross at Lagoon, which is both dangerous and uncomfortable on the west side of the intersection. Buses and cars really like to pressure you and often have limited visi...
by jw138
September 11th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1028
Views: 123588

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

The New Hope / Crystal boundary is a mess too. They should get together, along with Robbinsdale. There is an island of Crystal in New Hope. WTF. https://www.google.com/maps/place/New+Hope,+MN/@45.0214434,-93.3767643,14.71z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x87f620b57c2278bf:0x34f29e6f12f1086a?hl=en Yeah, that's biz...
by jw138
September 11th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 954
Views: 131356

Re: Southside - General Topics

Another locally owned bookstore bites the dust. Nicollet Bookstore has closed at 4237 Nicollet Ave: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/biz-buzzes/nicollet-bookstore-closes-after-two-decades I hate to admit that I'm part of the problem by reading electronic books. But in reality, there's unfortunat...
by jw138
September 11th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 356
Views: 34292

Re: Posting

The Southside thread appears to be locked. Maybe everyone's settled down now after their timeout?
by jw138
September 10th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.
Replies: 321
Views: 60397

Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

I know someone posted a link to a Portland Tower construction cam somewhere but I can't find it in either this thread or the "Construction Webcams" thread. Driving west on 94 yesterday I spotted a second crane in the same area.

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