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by Sacrelicio
August 3rd, 2016, 9:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2287
Views: 221354

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

We really have to do something about the 1/8 mi stop spacing and jerky move in and out of the shoulder lane thing. If I'm on a crowded 14 headed from downtown that stops every block, I'm nearly sick to my stomach by the time I hit my block. Took the 14 home from work one night and a woman gets on a...
by Sacrelicio
July 28th, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2287
Views: 221354

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

http://www.vox.com/a/new-economy-future/real-transit Good article about making transit more useful by focusing on faster, more frequent, more reliable, and more predictable service. I realize some folks don't agree with the idea if it means fewer stops and more walking for some people, but I think i...
by Sacrelicio
July 20th, 2016, 9:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22146

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

I'm frustrated by the project team on 5605, which seems to have used the community pitchforks as a justification for the parking they really wanted. Now I wish I spoke out against their variance requests on Monday. The architect wrote, "I want to commend you on your creativity with the blue tarps a...
by Sacrelicio
July 14th, 2016, 2:48 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics
Replies: 71
Views: 7685

Re: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics

A warehouse and SFH will be demolished for a handful of three-story-buildings that will have 18 homes in them. Drawings look like they are going for the Victorian vibe. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2016/06/17/stoddard-homes-excelsior-lakefront.html Wow, this and the brickwork detail o...
by Sacrelicio
July 14th, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 512
Views: 43756

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I'm sorry but that's just not going to happen. The future being car sharing/transit thing. It is a neat thing for *some* people. And it IS a necessity for others. But it is always going to be The Future, and will never be The Present here unless there is a major economic breakdown where people ulti...
by Sacrelicio
July 13th, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 38789

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Mdcastle wrote:So how many cops get murked by people they pull over for busted taillights vs the other way around.
Why does it matter?

I don't understand the resistance to recognizing this as a problem.
by Sacrelicio
July 13th, 2016, 4:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 512
Views: 43756

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I'm currently car-lite with my girlfriend for about a year and a half now, we share her car, we both bus and bike to work regularly, and I've been Ubering and Car2Going regularly for social occasions. Works pretty well. And ride-sharing is booming, we went to dinner at Heyday a couple weeks ago and ...
by Sacrelicio
July 13th, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)
Replies: 166
Views: 22146

Re: South Nicollet (Lyndale & Kingfield & Tangletown & Windom)

Thanks to all for the photos and the discussion, which have rendered completely obvious the silliness of these "parking" concerns. Personally, I suspect parking panic is just the socially-acceptable cover story for what's really on some of these people's minds: concern about who might move in. This...
by Sacrelicio
July 13th, 2016, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1482
Views: 154322

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I could be wrong, but if I had to guess, the vast majority of the so-called "douchebag"/"bro" crowd does not live in or near Uptown. Some do, but I really think most of the party crowd are coming in from elsewhere. As far as I can recall, when I visited Uptown (before moving to Minneapolis proper i...
by Sacrelicio
July 13th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Buses vs Rail and Cars vs Transit
Replies: 80
Views: 7766

Re: Downtown Parking

We should be done designing downtown for suburbanites. They don't come. Just look at how many opening parking spaces there are during evenings and weekends. I grew up in the western suburbs during the 1980s and 1990s when it was more appealing to cars, and no one ever wanted to go downtown if they ...
by Sacrelicio
May 11th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 944
Views: 123248

Re: Southside - General Topics

Has anyone else been watching the apartment renovation at 3515 2nd Av? They've done a great job restoring a historic apartment building. The brick details are lovely and it looks like they are using nice materials. I noticed today that they are accepting applications, so the reno must be finishing ...
by Sacrelicio
April 25th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)
Replies: 39
Views: 5993

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Went there a couple weeks back and wasn't impressed. I got the Korean spare ribs donut thing and it came out cold as a rock. Sent it back and they replaced it...but they also took my silverware and didn't bring me another set, so I had to sit for several minutes and wait for the bartender to come ba...
by Sacrelicio
March 14th, 2016, 8:30 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

A quick bit of motivated reasoning: I'm seeing some Bernie supporters lamenting that Hillary wins big in states that will not go for the Dems in November, presumably implying that there's some unfairness there somewhere. Perhaps, but historically winning at least some of the south has been essentia...
by Sacrelicio
March 1st, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

EOst wrote:
Munch'n wrote:John Oliver on Donald Drumpf
FTFY
#makeDonaldDrumpfAgain
by Sacrelicio
February 26th, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Can you imagine if, say, Elizabeth Warren was running? Not only would she likely be running away with the nomination but she's a far less risky general election candidate than Clinton, who virtually everyone seems to acknowledge could be at many moment leveled by some scandal or another. I do not t...
by Sacrelicio
February 26th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Clinton's supporters, both among the general population and in the party itself, have done everything within their power to delegitimize Sanders and his supporters It's like there was an election going on or something. I think there's a qualitative difference between attacking Sanders as a poor can...
by Sacrelicio
February 26th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2287
Views: 221354

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Route 11 may be sandwiched between two hi-frequency routes in South, but in the NE it's one of the main bus routes and, according to my friends who live in Bottineau, desperately unreliable. That's huge news for them. Interestingly, it'll be the only hi-frequency route not studied for an aBRT upgra...
by Sacrelicio
February 25th, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

One of the other things I don't get is how she's somehow mostly to blame for the economy, Wall Street, corporate influence, etc. when she's just one Senator like Bernie is. And he doesn't even have much support from his own party. He has 4 endorsements from the House and that's it. The only candida...
by Sacrelicio
February 25th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

One of the other things I don't get is how she's somehow mostly to blame for the economy, Wall Street, corporate influence, etc. when she's just one Senator like Bernie is. And he doesn't even have much support from his own party. He has 4 endorsements from the House and that's it. The only candidat...
by Sacrelicio
February 25th, 2016, 2:02 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54805

Re: Presidential Election 2016

You mean to say that Bernie Bros isn't to imply misogynistic dumb jock chauvinism!? You're funny. Of course it is. But no-one says that a male Bernie supporter is just voting for Bernie "because of his dick," the way I've known some (only some!) Bernie supporters to talk about female Hillary suppor...

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