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by talindsay
August 27th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Carbucks

Sorry if there's already a thread for it. I'm now driving by the Starbucks at Snelling and Marshall every weekday morning and I have to say I'm blown away that such a phenomenally terrible land use was approved this decade by Saint Paul. Drive thrus of any sort don't belong in a place that dense, bu...
by talindsay
August 26th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 24
Views: 3386

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

twincitizen wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:34 pm
It goes unsaid how huge that council turnover in the 2013 election was for development.
Of course, it doesn't go unsaid because you said it. I guess we'll see if that holds true though; Dinkytown has weird specific politics.
by talindsay
August 7th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159112

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Rube Dali wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:33 am
Old Spaghetti Factory is closing August 24th.
http://www.fox9.com/news/old-spaghetti- ... inneapolis
Whatever will I do the next time I feel like eating salty, soggy, flavorless pasta in a worn-out environment full of screaming kids and angry suburban parents?
by talindsay
July 29th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36018

Re: Bike Share

VacantLuxuries wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 8:07 am
Can't expect bikes to become a widely accepted part of a multi-modal solution if you gatekeep their access to the most physically fit and able bodied riders...
"most physically fit"? Commuting on a current NiceRide bike isn't exactly the Tour de France.
by talindsay
July 29th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 36018

Re: Bike Share

Great. So much for getting sedentary people to be active - just give them a motor instead. They'll need to change their branding and advertising.
by talindsay
July 18th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 93989

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

So SPUD is too far from the major activity center to be any good for commuter-type operations. It's fine for things like Amtrak. But there really are a lot of places where a west-side commuter rail terminal could be developed in the unlikely event that commuter rail ever actually demanded it. I thin...
by talindsay
July 16th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 14940

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Their jobs have absolutely nothing to do with basic parking economics. Why would any team from the Fed waste time away from projects they are assigned as part of their jobs, to look at parking? So that they sound passably intelligent in presenting their request to the city. You're right at a functi...
by talindsay
June 19th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115242

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

OR let's just do some more piecemeal extensions, such as extending the Blue Line to Van White and Penn down Olson Hwy. I strongly agree. I wish our region would more seriously consider piecemeal expansions as money becomes available, with simpler planning and without federal money, and then using t...
by talindsay
June 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 223
Views: 36568

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

We went into that location many years ago in an iteration where it was a martini bar, I think. It was unremarkable. It never crossed my mind to try it again. I might give it a try - especially since some strib commenter told them to take foie gras off the menu, sounds like it must be pretty good - b...
by talindsay
June 17th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 10158

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

Also, the 3-bedroom layouts make me think of Metric's "Satellite Mind".
by talindsay
June 17th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 58
Views: 10158

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

This is interesting. I like that. Maybe it's because I'm middle aged, but I think about risks of ownership in this building. How well tested are all these interesting elements? It says "Condominium" so I'm assuming these are owner-occupied units, and it's a lot to ask a pool of random somebodies to ...
by talindsay
June 3rd, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 99
Views: 9875

Re: Electric Scooters

As a runner I can tell you there's more than enough of them lying around to block the running paths.
by talindsay
May 31st, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 53568

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Understand my bias: I live in Cooper. The Greenway is so far from the activity centers, and my understanding has been that they couldn't use the train bridge both for ROW reasons and for the condition of the bridge. Building a new river crossing, or rebuilding the existing bridge to handle both frei...
by talindsay
May 30th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Tim Hortons
Replies: 30
Views: 3357

Re: Tim Hortons

I recall talindsay once had some intel on this. I actually don't know how our franchisee was doing it. The US ones all over the northeast / eastern Midwest were using central bakeries and shipping to the stores, which was one of the reasons their products were noticeably worse than in Canada, where...
by talindsay
May 30th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 570
Views: 53568

Re: Midtown Corridor Rail & Lake Street aBRT (B Line)

Car traffic east of Hiawatha drops significantly enough that I'm sure they could take the middle of the roadway for rail without trouble. I've always rather hoped that they'd do something along the lines of what they currently plan for Riverview - use dedicated ROW from West Lake station to East Lak...
by talindsay
March 27th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 553
Views: 90503

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Also, a hospital should be super easy to sanitize. Cinder block walls, metal counters, etc. are really easy to sanitize. Granite isn't bad, but wood is terrible.
by talindsay
March 23rd, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 553
Views: 90503

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics & Development Map

Of course, the medical side of the U has more money and more clout with the legislature than other parts, but "slated for demo in the next 3-5 years" describes about 10% of the campus, and has done so for decades. The University wish list places any obsolete building, in any state of use, as slated ...
by talindsay
March 21st, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 217
Views: 24047

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Arterial Rapid Bus

I suspect these events are far more for the people throwing the sand than the people having sand thrown at them. Ha, nice. I mean, if they were *actually* breaking ground in any meaningful way whatsoever, it wouldn't be so absurd. Given the tremendous amount of digging any project requires, it seem...
by talindsay
March 17th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Boston
Replies: 24
Views: 2448

Re: Boston

Well, they're buying 28 new ones for the new extension through Cambridge - their current Green Line fleet is 488 cars per Wikipedia. And the 28 are being built by a Chinese company that's setting up a facility just for that order so they may be very custom. But regardless, that's a good sign.
by talindsay
March 14th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 49380

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

I only read half of that article but unless it gets a whole lot smarter in the second half, I'd say it's kind of idiotic. Where exactly do they think all those autonomous cars will go when they're not in use? Or do they expect them to be continually circulating, and see no problem with traffic in th...

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