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by hiawather
March 1st, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17334

Re: Crime

Hennepin has always been sketch. In my 30 years living in Minneapolis I have never known it to not be...gritty. It's less sketch now than it was in the 80's/90's. For all the anecdata saying it's really bad now I'm sure we could gather anecdata saying it's really good. The only thing that stops us ...
by hiawather
February 28th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17334

Re: Crime

Anecdata supporting any thesis at any time can pretty much always be gathered, which is why actual crime statistics are a valid counter to 'anecdata says Hennepin gives me bad feels'. The madness that suggests that Hennepin is worse now than when Block E was bounded by two Schinders stores and had M...
by hiawather
February 28th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 63493

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Regarding the Hiawatha Golf Course, the slate of candidates who ran in support of preserving the course was pretty much wiped out in the last election (save for 1 person) so I expect it will be going away.
by hiawather
February 28th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 63493

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

My concern about the name Bde Maka Ska is that some people might interpret "Bde" as "bidet".
by hiawather
June 8th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 23067

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

The whole field is pretty undifferentiated, making this perhaps the dullest election I've seen in a while. The policy differences between the candidates are pretty insignificant as far as I can see, leaving us to decide based on who can 'get it done' better. That seems to require some knowledge of t...
by hiawather
June 8th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 23067

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

People are certainly taking stances and assigning blame, I just don't know that they're being fair. Politics isn't about being fair. This misses the point. Since the discussion was about who is and is not worthy of support, the fact that people are trying to hang something on Hodges that really isn...
by hiawather
June 7th, 2017, 8:14 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 23067

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I'm more and more seeing the Nicollet Mall reconstruction being used against Betsy Hodges politically. ....Until recently I'd known there was a lot of frustration about the topic, but is this a relatively new thing that she's being directly blamed for it? And is it fair to blame her? I'm genuinely ...
by hiawather
May 24th, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable proj

I think your thesis is already getting groupies because I'd like to see it as well. I predict that soon enough your thesis will feel like the belle of the ball in this transportation policy wonk forum. Could you at minimum provide us with source material information pertaining to this particular iss...
by hiawather
May 24th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Mass transit construction costs in the United States far higher than what European countries pay for comparable projects

I thought this may be of interest, and is less likely to be used out of context to bash mass transit, to streets.mn forumites: "The Second Avenue Subway in New York City, for example, is being built at a cost of nearly $1.7 billion per kilometer while new subway lines are being built in Paris, Copen...
by hiawather
May 15th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Plant Redevelopment [archive - locked]
Replies: 124
Views: 33597

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

Hello all- I'm surprised to see this thread so quiet as this is a once-in-a-generation development project. In any case, I wanted to let everyone know that there is a petition to support the dense, environmentally and transit-friendly development plan currently under consideration. https://actionnet...
by hiawather
May 10th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237309

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

One thing's for sure our Minneapolis state reps sure as hell don't want to find out if our fuzzy math is correct regarding who comes out ahead. That should tell you a lot right there. I don't know if I buy this as being true. I would assume the State Auditor's office would be the responsible party ...
by hiawather
May 10th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237309

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Hopefully this is the correct thread to post this in:
‘Two big, big steps’ for Twin Cities transit funding?
http://finance-commerce.com/2017/05/two ... t-funding/

I wasn't aware that the CTIB dissolution had broken its impasse before I read this article...
by hiawather
February 28th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 79022

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

Yes, unfortunately as I've spent more time on Nextdoor I've come to the conclusion that it ought to be named "NIMBYdoor". Clearly there are valid concerns but they are not expressed as loudly or often as...the other concerns. I should reiterate that I'm in the Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis so...
by hiawather
February 28th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 79022

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I unfortunately don't see an option to edit my post. I meant to write "Hiawatha (and surrounding neighborhoods)...Nextdoor site".
by hiawather
February 28th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 810
Views: 79022

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

I'm new to this site but am very happy to see the Riverview Corridor being discussed here. It is being discussed intensely in the Hiawatha (and surrounding neighborhoods) and let's just say the discussion is less than enlightening. The "No to Everything!" crowd is pretty up in arms and I was reading...

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