Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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LakeCharles
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby LakeCharles » December 17th, 2018, 1:56 pm

jtoemke wrote:
December 17th, 2018, 12:10 pm
A medium one:
When I see pneumatic tubes counting bikes, I ride back and forth over them ALOT on purpose....once about 10x over an hour. Especially if it is bad weather. I don't want low numbers to justify disinvestment.

A bad one:
I simultaneously believe that the city is for everyone and that panhandlers ruin places.

A good one:
I'm the driver that refuses to pass bicycles on roads without bike lanes. Even in the height of rush hour. I just piddle behind them at 10mph.
I also do the medium one, though not to the same extent as you.

For the good one: As a biker, I hate it when drivers do that. Makes me nervous.

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Nathan
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Nathan » December 18th, 2018, 6:48 am

Yeah I hate the slow car stalk while I'm biking

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby jtoemke » December 18th, 2018, 7:29 am

Nathan wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 6:48 am
Yeah I hate the slow car stalk while I'm biking
Honestly, I just drive so infrequently that crossing the yellow line to give enough room freaks me out. So I just do nothing...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » December 20th, 2018, 10:14 am

I drove, alone, to the streets.mn fundraiser in North Loop last night and bragged about the free street parking space I found nearby (a spot marked "commercial loading zone, 9am-6pm"...I parked at 5:45 and risked it).

Also, driving up 35W from Richfield, I inadvertently drove in the HOT lane for a while, and by the time I noticed my error, I just decided to stay there since I was taking the left exit (MN-65) into downtown.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Multimodal » December 21st, 2018, 6:47 am

I fall into old habits when driving in east coast exurban areas. I drive faster & much further, though not as fast as the crazies out here.

But, really, everything is so far away from everything else. And there are all these great destinations, but they’re all 10+ miles away.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » January 21st, 2019, 10:45 pm

I’ll be taking the bus to downtown Minneapolis for the first time in ... 20 years(?) tomorrow.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » February 1st, 2019, 4:38 pm

Went to the Mall of America last weekend for probably the first time in 5+ years. I live 5 minutes away and drive past it all the time. I was amazed by the sites, went on the roller coaster, and actually had a lot of fun.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MNdible » February 1st, 2019, 4:58 pm


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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » February 1st, 2019, 6:19 pm

MNdible wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 4:58 pm
There IS a place for fun in your life.
My middle school crush was in a MOA commercial from that same era / ad campaign (not that one though, I looked very closely)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby amiller92 » February 4th, 2019, 10:58 am

mattaudio wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 4:38 pm
Went to the Mall of America last weekend for probably the first time in 5+ years. I live 5 minutes away and drive past it all the time. I was amazed by the sites, went on the roller coaster, and actually had a lot of fun.
Had kid duty the other day while it was so cold and wanted to take the kid (who loves buses and trains) to ride the Blue Line. Rather than risk having to wait in the cold with her, I drove to the MOA, caught a waiting train, rode it to Terminal 1, the only other enclosed station and went back.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » July 27th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Eliminating 1 or 2 stoplights on Hiawatha wouldn't be the worst thing to happen.

Edit: specifically 32nd and or 35th

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » August 3rd, 2019, 12:32 pm

It’s ok to appreciate the looks of cars you’ll never own


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