RailBaronYarr wrote:Exactly.twincitizen wrote:This is not a duplication of the Greenway. The Greenway is a highway, 29th is the frontage road.
This is my experience as well, at least in the Uptown area. My friend who lived in Bue would park on 29th since his girlfriend took the garage space. If access to businesses is preserved by alleys and streets I don't think that 29th would be missed from a vehicle movement perspective.twincitizen wrote:It really seems like the primary use of 29th Street is currently "free" parking. It's not a good use of public dollars to rebuild a street that primarily serves as a parking lot. I get what MNdible is saying, but I think most of the "local circulation" happening on this street is people going to and from on-street parking spaces. 29th doesn't actually take you anywhere that wouldn't make more sense to use Lake or 28th (this argument becomes stronger if 28th were a two-way street)
There is no alley bisecting the Rainbow lot. There is a promenade on the north side of the greenway where people can get down to the greenway. There will be no ability to get to the Greenway from the south due to Rail ROW. There is talk like it will be an easy job to do eminent domain. You have the Rainbow block that would cost millions to buy up just so you can remove a loading dock and then also possibly lose a grocery store that does not inflate their prices for atmosphere. Heidi's Restaurant alley, to the east, goes to their parking lot behind their building. It seems that people on here love to have space that will grow weeds or cost the city to maintain more space that really can't be used for anything else but fluff for a few citizens.
The street can be rebuilt with the utilities going from over head to underground. With parking on the south side with nice bump outs for crossing streets and the street will not be widened to highway width, but keep as it is now where you have to slow down to get around each other like the rest of the residential street of the Wedge. All 29th street needs is a walkable sidewalk, not a grand mall to nowhere. That grand mall is called the greenway.