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by Multimodal
November 18th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 157979

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

But drivers that do look and keep mental track of people riding bicycles in lanes, considering the space efficiency of bikes, won’t consider bike lanes equivalent to car lane use until double the people in a bike lane than the car lanes. But I’m cynical. Here’s a short video showing how one small b...
by Multimodal
November 17th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 157979

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Great. So now you can bike from Richfield through Edina to Hopkins on the Nine Mile Creek Trail, then take the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail out to Excelsior.
by Multimodal
November 16th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Edina – General Topics
Replies: 83
Views: 12419

Re: Edina – General Topics

there is absolutely a struggle taking place in Edina right now between younger residents who live there because it has a lot of urban amenities/transportation/feel/density (compared with other suburbs) while being quite a well run city for the most part and those older residents who moved there bec...
by Multimodal
November 16th, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2378
Views: 271314

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Perhaps the Super Bowl events just prove that Nicollet Mall is better as a pedestrian-only mall, and buses should be permanently re-routed off of it.
by Multimodal
November 10th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

We add safety features to cars all the time. It doesn’t mean that humans can’t drive until all the cars have these safety features. They’re a bonus, not a requirement for all current vehicles. So, sure, add safety features to self-driving cars. It doesn’t mean they’re not ready for testing in real s...
by Multimodal
November 10th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Future cars / Driverless cars

Damn Millennials. They ruin everything.

[ Edit ] I’m kidding!
by Multimodal
November 10th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

These things have algorithms configured via deep learning driven by millions of simulation cycles. They are not being intentionally programmed to react to specific situations. It’s probably some of both, no? Tesla has accumulated over a billion miles of data from their cars, and over 300 million mi...
by Multimodal
November 10th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I don't think expecting an autonomous vehicle to be able to do something as simple as backing up is asking all that much. Just because the human driver was at fault does not absolve the autonomous vehicle (or rather, its engineers/programmers) of the responsibility of protecting its occupants. Edit...
by Multimodal
November 9th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434789

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Often, something historically significant is pretty, beautiful, or scenic.

But not always.
by Multimodal
November 9th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

True, but it's puzzling (and concerning) that the bus was not able to take any evasive action to avoid being hit. Do we wait until autonomous vehicles can not only drive perfectly among other autonomous vehicles, but can also perfectly avoid sleepy, drunk, sloppy, or even terroristic drivers? We wi...
by Multimodal
November 9th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4541
Views: 434789

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

This document explains the historical significance. I don’t have time to read the whole thing, but the old photos & maps seem to paint an interesting picture. One person’s “government waste” is another person’s “history”. https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Light-Rail-Projects/Southwest...
by Multimodal
November 9th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis
Replies: 17
Views: 2912

Re: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171109/5d739cf18d196e4eb7522863670f6628.jpg When you look at the scale of 44th & France compared to any other commercial node in the area, it’s small. I don’t think the solid 5-6 stories of Excelsior & Grand is appropriate for something this small, and directly ad...
by Multimodal
November 9th, 2017, 8:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Future cars / Driverless cars

Ha ha. Well, as it says, it was the human driver’s error (as it is in virtually every case).

Roads & streets will be much, much safer when computers direct vehicles. It’s almost like we can’t trust humans with speed or attention.
by Multimodal
November 8th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation
Replies: 33
Views: 3650

Re: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation

From what I understand, it started a decade or so after Morningside merged. So maybe Morningside would be around today if fiscal disparities tax base sharing existed? Even so, who wants their taxes to go to support some tiny little village that doesn’t want to grow up? These microburbs might have ma...
by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

(Sorry; just figured out how to remove my Tapatalk signature. It’s gone)
by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

And then there’s this: Waymo is cutting out (front seat) drivers from their autonomous cars already. (In Phoenix, where there’s no rain or snow, or much of anything.) Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Cut Out Human Drivers in Road Tests - The New York Times https://apple.news/AFqun8gAuRiOE3PLiagmYFg Sent from...
by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53189

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

This seems like sort of a big deal: Bob Lutz (formerly of General Motors) says the end is nigh for cars & car culture:

http://www.autonews.com/article/2017110 ... es-goodbye


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by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation
Replies: 33
Views: 3650

Re: Municipal Boundaries and Suburban Annexation

Even Morningside, which looks much more like Minneapolis than Edina, merged with another suburb, Edina. Morningside shares a zip code and water supply with Mpls, but a school district with Edina. And it was originally splintered off from Edina, so there’s that. It really depends on local circumstanc...
by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis
Replies: 17
Views: 2912

Re: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis

3-4 stories there seems fine by me, with a potential 5th story in return for the developer contributing to better infrastructure. A (retracted) proposal for redeveloping the dry cleaners’ building included a partial 5th story, in return for more green space. That seemed a reasonable compromise. Sent...
by Multimodal
November 7th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1581
Views: 157979

Bicycle Infrastructure

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/11/06/glenwood-avenue-bike-lanes/ Harrison resident complains that new bike lanes on Glenwood force residents to park "several blocks away," yet well more than half the parking spaces behind her in the interview are empty. . “Formally there was a bike lane on one ...

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