Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

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alexschief
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby alexschief » April 15th, 2019, 8:27 am

I asked folks how their transportation went on Saturday and received almost all positive responses.

- Seems like the A Line was a clear winner, with Metro Transit running some of the artics from the C Line. I hope they will be able to make that move throughout the year, even once the C Line begins operating.
- Postgame lines for the Green Line eastbound were apparently a breeze, but it sounds like max waits were around 25 minutes westbound. Metro Transit ran several extra trains, but they might want to consider more. The only people who seemed to have a negative transportation experience were those who got the end of this line, or those who maybe weren't familiar with the system and used the Green Line to connect to the Blue Line to get to the airport/MOA, instead of taking the A Line as a shortcut.
- The state fair shuttle service got good reviews, although I guess there was some issues with the lot being used, and bathrooms at that lot. I suspect that the shuttle's circuitous routing may have been to avoid Snelling, which seems like a good call to me.
- As anyone except for nearby neighbors would've predicted, parking in the surrounding areas was extremely easy for anyone who tried it. There may have been increased use on the three or so blocks in any direction, but beyond that, nobody seemed to notice. As a former Macalester student, that doesn't surprise me at all, it is never hard to find street parking in the neighborhoods south of the highway.
- I saw some photos of full bike racks and I saw some photos of empty ones. I suspect that more people will bike to the games as the weather improves, and of course, sometime in the future if the Midtown Greenway is extended, then it'll be phenomenally easy to get there by bike.

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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby Didier » April 15th, 2019, 11:14 am

I actually once took the park-and-ride bus from the bus barn here to the state fair, and remember being surprised by them taking the same roundabout route then, too. I figured with so many state fair busses it’d make Snelling a disaster if everyone used it. Maybe the same deal here. The fewer cars on Snelling here the better.

trafficeng985
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby trafficeng985 » April 17th, 2019, 8:10 am

alexschief wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:27 am
I asked folks how their transportation went on Saturday and received almost all positive responses.

- Seems like the A Line was a clear winner, with Metro Transit running some of the artics from the C Line. I hope they will be able to make that move throughout the year, even once the C Line begins operating.
- Postgame lines for the Green Line eastbound were apparently a breeze, but it sounds like max waits were around 25 minutes westbound. Metro Transit ran several extra trains, but they might want to consider more. The only people who seemed to have a negative transportation experience were those who got the end of this line, or those who maybe weren't familiar with the system and used the Green Line to connect to the Blue Line to get to the airport/MOA, instead of taking the A Line as a shortcut.
- The state fair shuttle service got good reviews, although I guess there was some issues with the lot being used, and bathrooms at that lot. I suspect that the shuttle's circuitous routing may have been to avoid Snelling, which seems like a good call to me.
- As anyone except for nearby neighbors would've predicted, parking in the surrounding areas was extremely easy for anyone who tried it. There may have been increased use on the three or so blocks in any direction, but beyond that, nobody seemed to notice. As a former Macalester student, that doesn't surprise me at all, it is never hard to find street parking in the neighborhoods south of the highway.
- I saw some photos of full bike racks and I saw some photos of empty ones. I suspect that more people will bike to the games as the weather improves, and of course, sometime in the future if the Midtown Greenway is extended, then it'll be phenomenally easy to get there by bike.
FYI Bike parking was about 100 bikes on Saturday, but I would expect it to increase when its not so muddy and cold.

The shuttle operation worked well, and yes, it was intentional to avoid adding buses into the Snelling traffic, similar to the roundabout pattern buses use now to get to the the Fair in August/September avoiding most roads near the fair and use 280/Transit way

There was about 1/3 of fans using transit for game one, not too far off from the 40% estimate. WB trains came about as quick as they could, it seemed like as one filled, another pulled up within minutes. Anxious to see this on next Wednesday.

Oreos&Milk
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby Oreos&Milk » August 28th, 2019, 9:18 pm

Midway Walmart is closing... imagine that and before midtown’s Kmart :shock:


Not sure what this means for development besides Hyvee don’t seem like much likelyhood it could be anything but a development kinda exciting and disappointing at the same time. If SuperValu was still a thing I bet they be sweating to see what happens ( hyvee) I doubt they would protest much given they don’t prioritize Cub much now.

Tyler
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby Tyler » September 5th, 2019, 1:02 pm

I have an (older) acquaintance who lives in this immediate area. She thinks the closure is crime related. Thinks the neighborhood has (recently) turned to shit and is now totally crime-infested. Shes scared to go outside at night (like literally she will not exit her home when its dark). She won't send packages to her house anymore since too many boxes get swiped. I didn't ask for more info really since it wasn't the time to listen to (presumably) racist bellyaching. But any truth to her words? Are things getting shitty here?
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bubzki2
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby bubzki2 » September 5th, 2019, 1:30 pm

You'll see vagrants right around the Snelling/Univ. crossing, but even those people are pretty harmless. If Target is any indication, things are actually improving in the area and significantly.

Tyler
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Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Postby Tyler » September 5th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Figured.
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