Street, Road and Highway Projects

Roads - Rails - Sidewalks - Bikeways
Qhaberl
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Qhaberl » June 27th, 2018, 6:04 am

I agree. Leave it the way the picture has it. But all the freeways and stuff underground. Preaching to the choir.


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jtoemke
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby jtoemke » June 27th, 2018, 6:31 am

The funny thing about construction is that it actually proves we don't need it. The world hasn't ended.

At least bury the damn thing. ugh.

MNdible
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby MNdible » June 27th, 2018, 8:27 am

You're right! The world also didn't end before we had bike lanes, so clearly we don't need those either.

Multimodal
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Multimodal » June 27th, 2018, 10:01 am

We should bury *transit* in urban nodes, and leave the streets for bikes, pedestrians, and commerce (trucks, vans).

Highways should ring cities, not penetrate them. Or just replace highways with inter-city trains.

grant1simons2
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby grant1simons2 » June 27th, 2018, 10:05 am

MNdible wrote:
June 27th, 2018, 8:27 am
You're right! The world also didn't end before we had bike lanes, so clearly we don't need those either.
... A lot more people died, we're injured, didn't bike, and contributed to pollution.

DanPatchToget
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby DanPatchToget » June 27th, 2018, 11:23 am

MNdible wrote:
June 27th, 2018, 8:27 am
You're right! The world also didn't end before we had bike lanes, so clearly we don't need those either.
Then we (the bikers) will bike on the road, which is legal, and if motorists don't like it then support bike lanes.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby MNdible » June 27th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Wait for it.

I'm actually suggesting that both bike lanes and freeways are worthwhile and important parts of our transportation system.

Mind blowing.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby EOst » June 27th, 2018, 1:04 pm

Would people here really prefer having this level of daily traffic on Park/Portland/Nicollet/etc? There's a lot of space between "the world is ending" and "everything's fine."

DanPatchToget
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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby DanPatchToget » June 27th, 2018, 3:36 pm

If there was better public transit (more than just ABRT) I wouldn't mind.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby mattaudio » June 27th, 2018, 3:42 pm

With all the giant earthwork happening in that photo, it sure is a shame we're not getting a rail transit right-of-way in that corridor between the south end of downtown and the Greenway or even further south.

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Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Postby Multimodal » June 28th, 2018, 4:57 am

mattaudio wrote:With all the giant earthwork happening in that photo, it sure is a shame we're not getting a rail transit right-of-way in that corridor between the south end of downtown and the Greenway or even further south.
Yeah, talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity.

But I’m guessing this was designed years ago.


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