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by Sacrelicio
December 6th, 2016, 11:46 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17751

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

Jeremiah Ellison(Keith Ellison's son) is running for city council in the 5th ward. I assume Blong Yang is planning to run for re-election. https://www.jeremiah-ellison.com/ I really like his specific support of complete streets. Besides just being nice to have, it really is an issue that disproport...
by Sacrelicio
December 6th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1055
Views: 138438

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Being (perhaps) excessively cynical, I can't imagine Lake or Lagoon seeing lane reductions through here unless a high-profile traffic fatality occurs. The fact that so much development and retail growth has taken place already, despite the hostile roads, probably makes it harder to argue that calmi...
by Sacrelicio
December 5th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1055
Views: 138438

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Maybe this is the wrong thread but anyone ever think about calming traffic on Lake and Lagoon? Went to Lake and Irving restaurant last Saturday and I noticed how dangerous and unpleasant the traffic is there. Could easily be two lanes plus a bike facility.
by Sacrelicio
December 1st, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St
Replies: 113
Views: 15134

Re: CPM North Loop Office Building - 419 Washington Ave N / 420 N 3rd St

I'm not a huge fan of any building in that spot with that much parking. That will definitely encourage more driving in the area.
by Sacrelicio
November 4th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 56524

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Many sources are attributing this tightening of the race to #neverTrump Republicans "coming home", so to speak, moreso than the FBI's October surprise. They may hate Trump, but they're still lifelong Republicans after all (which means they REALLY hate Clinton). These folks were likely recorded in p...
by Sacrelicio
October 24th, 2016, 3:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

High Street in Columbus is the best example I can think of: https://goo.gl/maps/99o9gKZvLSU2 https://goo.gl/maps/2LypUktfZv62 Looks great, I wonder why we don't do this more often. You could cover an awful lot of freeway like this, without having to build it as a full lid/tunnel. Would work especia...
by Sacrelicio
October 24th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Yes, I've suggested this before, and it's a technique that's used in other places. Even if you decide to *develop* over the freeway, you don't need to develop a full block - just line the sides of the bridges, and leave the center of the "block" open to the freeway below. It dramatically reduces co...
by Sacrelicio
October 21st, 2016, 11:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Wasn't sure where else to put this but I had an idea related to putting lids on freeways in Minneapolis. As we know, covering a section of freeway is a pretty large project. But what if we just widened some of the existing bridges that cross freeways enough so that you get a better pedestrian experi...
by Sacrelicio
October 19th, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1550
Views: 145035

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

What they should do is seal off the West 94 entrance so the cars don't back up along 15th. I ride down Portland every day and that area is always very backed up and it's a hassle for both cars and bikes on Portland. And then tear down 94 altogether. Only being a little facetious on both of these.
by Sacrelicio
October 12th, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162502

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

min-chi-cbus wrote:Is that supposed to be the map of the city from 1892? I didn't think half of that map was developed by 1892...
My block is undeveloped, kinda cool
by Sacrelicio
October 11th, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1009
Views: 162502

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

That's not entirely true--the North Loop had a much more regular grid in the late 19th century. That massive superblock north of Washington from 5th to 10th used to be split by 6th-9th Sts. The only superblocks in 1892 were the railyards blocks (now Riverstation) and the ones now split by tracks/th...
by Sacrelicio
October 7th, 2016, 10:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 86
Views: 14048

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

lordmoke wrote:So they're planning to demo the three buildings south of the Foundry? Two of those are contributing properties to the historic district, no? That'll go over well.
Waaiiittt...which ones? And why?
by Sacrelicio
October 5th, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2298
Views: 227615

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Not just you. When I lived at 13th and Hennepin and walked down Hennepin to work in the morning, I'd find the crosswalk at 12th blocked by an express bus as often as not. Way worse. When I caught the 3 from 4th & Hennepin there would be a constant stream of MT express buses + opt-outs. The opt-outs...
by Sacrelicio
October 5th, 2016, 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2298
Views: 227615

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Bus crashes at 12th and Harmon in downtown Minneapolis There are reports of multiple injuries. http://www.startribune.com/metro-transit-bus-crashes-at-12th-and-harmon-in-downtown-minneapolis/395986471/#1 Is it just me or are the suburban commuter bus drivers worse at driving than the Metro Transit ...
by Sacrelicio
September 22nd, 2016, 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

One thing I'd like to see at 46th and Portland are shorter yellow lights. I think they're WAAYYYY too generous now and people just blast through them. Is that at all possible to try to get done? I've tried complaining to Elizabeth Glidden and 311 about it. Glidden tells me she'll forward my message ...
by Sacrelicio
September 19th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I'm surprised that even with the two lanes closed right now for construction, traffic is zooming along at roughly the same clip. Will the new lane lines do anything to slow people down? Richfield did some before-after speed studies on Portland Ave and Nicollet Ave after conversion from 4 to 3. In g...
by Sacrelicio
September 18th, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

46th Street is happening! Confirmed: - The county re-poured curbs at the narrowed refuge island at 17th (the initial plan was for them to saw the concrete and pave right up to the cut). - The median at Oakland Ave will be full concrete, rather than sticks! - Nicollet at 46th will be 3 lanes in each...
by Sacrelicio
September 15th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

MNdible wrote:
mattaudio wrote:(Sorry, MNdible)
Between this and the Blaisdell redo, they're doing a bang-up job of making it really difficult to get around this part of town.
Not for me, riding a bike in my part of town gets easier everyday.
by Sacrelicio
September 15th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 952
Views: 112095

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

What do you all think of the raised and protected bike lanes on Park and Portland by the stadium and Commons park? The seem no better than regular sidewalks, peds like to linger in them and cars won't see you as you cross the curb cuts or merge back into traffic when the lanes end. Why was this desi...
by Sacrelicio
September 14th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 56524

Re: Presidential Election 2016

mulad wrote:I can't bring myself to vote for Hillary due to my anti-dynasty stance I've outlined before, though I'm planning to evaluate the option of writing in Tim Kaine's name for president and someone else for VP.
How would it be a "dynasty?" Is she Bill's sister?

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