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by amiller92
March 9th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 421
Views: 90820

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

I don't think it's a great idea to close the street to automobiles. I'm a big fan of having as many open free streets for all modes as possible. I'm trying to imagine the congestion on blaisdell and 1st, and overly convoluted routes around the area if this would be. It would be a disservice to pede...
by amiller92
March 6th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 421
Views: 90820

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

fehler wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm
"Open" means open to cars. Doesn't need to be a freeway, but there should be an allowance for autos, else why are we spending tax dollars on it.
To redevelop it and replace the giant empty, parking lots and former grocery store and otherwise poor land use.
by amiller92
March 6th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96819

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I am not optimistic about the city's seriousness about the climate emergency. https://twitter.com/MplsWard10/status/1235573373712785411 Don't know what "removing the bike lane" even means for that block (3000 block of Hennepin), but as annoying as stopped vehicles in the lane are, that block is vas...
by amiller92
March 5th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 996
Views: 146956

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

rhettcarlson wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Article says the county and state roads will not change. Does that mean Lyndale, Lake, and the most critical corridors are exempt?
Yup.
by amiller92
March 5th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 163
Views: 32475

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

The parking ramp is open and offering free parking through tomorrow. The skyway connection is open too.
by amiller92
March 5th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96819

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

What are the chance that he re-opened street can be restricted to transit and non-car traffic? Extended all the way from the existing Mall? There's housing in a few places (including some brand new housing). Feasible to allow only resident cars? I suspect the driving public will be quite eager to ad...
by amiller92
March 5th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 996
Views: 146956

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

BoredAgain wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Anondson wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 1:16 pm
I thought the limit to lower to was 25. Wrong?
Many people like to say " Twenty is plenty". Possibly because it rhymes .
Isn't 20km/hr the Dutch rule for where cars mix with others?

I'd love to see a downtown (and other commercial node??) speed limit of 20mph.
by amiller92
February 28th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96819

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

To my mind, the difference in service/quality/capacity between aBRT and streetcar just doesn't seem very big, while the price difference is. Not so with LRT vs BRT, where the trains can be bigger, faster and smoother riding than buses can really achieve.
by amiller92
February 27th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 96819

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

Completely uninformed opinion: no way will this get built as rail.
by amiller92
February 27th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 281
Views: 45603

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Man, that's a terrible place to be crossing the street. There's no way the driver wasn't speeding over that bridge too.
by amiller92
February 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 180126

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

It will be interesting to see what kind of retail is able to fill the main floor if any. The landscape has changed dramatically in Uptown. There are more people moving into overpriced apartments which leaves less money to spend in the shops in the neighborhood. Um. What? Surely a person paying "ove...
by amiller92
February 19th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 29400

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

They should absolutely be incorporating retail into the busier stations. Building Lake Street and Snelling Ave stations without newspaper and coffee stands isn't just a missed opportunity, it makes the stations less convenient and useful to their users. It's also a missed opportunity for "eyes on t...
by amiller92
February 18th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 131936

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

If there was a way to make Broadway one way, and thus eliminate the "need" for a travel lane in one direction, that should be on the table. But part of what makes Broadway the choice for where this should go is that it diverges from the grid (and it's where stuff is), so there's no obvious way to do...
by amiller92
February 18th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 131936

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

They're replacing the bridges at W. Broadway/Theo Wirth/Bottineau/Victory Drive at the cost of $50 Million. As far as I know there aren't any plans to make these LRT ready? Lyndale to Lowry to Bottineau would be easier, less population up there however the area could densify. It is also well connec...
by amiller92
February 17th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 313
Views: 79793

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

It would be a question of state law though, and Nevada and Minnesota could well be different (I do not know the answer for either state).
by amiller92
February 14th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26728

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Yeah, you can use vague words like "most" as though you're refuting the point, but you aren't. If you really think as much as 49% of the trips might go away, that's a great case for closing the road. But even I think it's likely that "most" trips will be rerouted. So what? The city can't afford to m...
by amiller92
February 14th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26728

Re: RE: Re: Ayd Mill Road

How is this a thing that still gets said, here of all places, in 2020? Because we're talking about a very specific road and fairly unique situation. If AMR really has little benefit for St. Paul residents then most of the traffic is cut-through, non-local trips. Eliminating the road won't eliminate...
by amiller92
February 14th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 26728

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Would it though? Or would it just create more dangerous intersections further down Snelling or on other local roads? Those roads won't involve people going from freeway to a short stretch of city streets and right back on the freeway. Just watch how people drive (or how you likely drive) immediatel...
by amiller92
February 13th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 313
Views: 79793

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Perhaps, but we've built so few condos that it's hard to see many of them available as investment assets. And even if some are, I don't think Eleven is really displacing opportunities for other housing, so again, don't really care if they're units sit empty anyway.
by amiller92
February 12th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 313
Views: 79793

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Is there a reason to care?

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