Road Geek Topics

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grrdanko
Nicollet Mall
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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby grrdanko » December 2nd, 2017, 11:25 am

mamundsen wrote:
December 2nd, 2017, 9:12 am
Interesting article about some Canadians fixing an intersection with chalk and leaves.

https://jalopnik.com/some-brilliant-tor ... 1820931621
Some guy in the neighborhood is trying to a private park in his front lawn.

Multimodal
Rice Park
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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby Multimodal » December 9th, 2017, 2:07 pm

grrdanko wrote:
mamundsen wrote:
December 2nd, 2017, 9:12 am
Interesting article about some Canadians fixing an intersection with chalk and leaves.

https://jalopnik.com/some-brilliant-tor ... 1820931621
Some guy in the neighborhood is trying to a private park in his front lawn.
Except almost no suburbanite would want a public park anywhere near their front lawn, without fences.

I thought it was a great solution.

twincitizen
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby twincitizen » February 9th, 2018, 3:10 pm

bubzki2 wrote:
October 23rd, 2017, 12:28 pm
Not sure if posted yet anywhere:

Hwy. 110 in Mendota Heights will be renamed to Hwy. 62 next summer

http://www.startribune.com/hwy-110-in-m ... 452538123/
MNDOT has a website up: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projec ... ngtohwy62/

Some houses/businesses in Mendota heights still have "Highway 110" addresses and will need to change. Noted in the Strib article, Mendota Heights staff and/or council was initially opposed to the change, but wisely decided not to fight it. Address changes are handled at the municipal level, so Mendota Heights is responsible for dealing with resident complaints, etc. For the affected parties, it's every bit as disruptive as moving, as you'd have to change your ID, file a change of address form with USPS, and change your address with your bank and possibly dozens of various online accounts, depending how online you are. The only real "cost" aside from one's time is the ~$20 to change your ID. It's even more disruptive to businesses, who will have to change all letterhead, business cards, and so on.

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Anondson
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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby Anondson » September 23rd, 2018, 10:08 pm

Solar panels in roads have been tested. The results are really underwhelming.

https://theconversation.com/solar-panel ... lts-103568


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