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by MNdible
March 4th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 283
Views: 19034

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

I think you all are underestimating how much space most cars need to do a U-turn (let alone delivery trucks).
by MNdible
March 4th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 283
Views: 19034

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

Signs that show u turns are allowed at the lights with a dedicated turn light should be all that's necessary.
Except that the geometries of the intersections are likely too tight to actually accommodate a U-turn.
by MNdible
March 3rd, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2456
Views: 301197

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

The article seems to indicate that the routes that they're purchasing buses for now (Orange Line, D Line, and B Line) are too long to be served by the currently available electric bus options, due to issues with charging. It's suggested that electrics could still be a good option for shorter local r...
by MNdible
March 1st, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 97
Views: 25075

Re: Elliot Park

If I'm understanding your comment and photos correctly, it looks to be non-frosted glass but with shades drawn. That may be a moot distinction, since I'm guessing any residents in these areas will usually keep their shades closed this close to the sidewalk.
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2021, 2:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 380
Views: 53771

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I'm just hopelessly old-fashioned for believing that the transit system should go where most people want to go, rather than creating the magical Cartesian transit grid of the future.
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 380
Views: 53771

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

But still. People hate transfers, even if it's to another aBRT. And the eastsiders are much more likely to want to go to downtown St. Paul anyway.
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2783

Re: Karmel Square 2020

Fingers crossed that this turns out well. Like all of Basim's projects, the plans seem pretty half-baked and the execution often leaves a lot to be desired.
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 623
Views: 97891

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Barr engineering report said that the limiting factor for the level of the lake is either the gas pipes just below 28th Ave or a rock weir (some rocks along the bank and across the creek, placed at an unknown time) under the 31st Ave footbridge. OK, but on the scale of the changes that we're ta...
by MNdible
February 22nd, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 380
Views: 53771

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

There are probably some good equity reasons to extend the tail of the H line into the east side of Saint Paul, but it seems like there's going to be a significant hit to ridership by forcing a transfer to get into downtown St. Paul, no?
by MNdible
February 19th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 623
Views: 97891

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

2019 was bad too and despite a relatively dry summer of 2020, we need to expect a wetter future due to climate change. The extra water needs to go somewhere, and one obvious place is in the swamp where we're having a hard time keeping a golf course dry. Especially where the primary alternative is u...
by MNdible
February 18th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 623
Views: 97891

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Some of this land is worth a fortune. Meadowbrook and Fort Snelling aren't even that close to the city limits and the real estate must be especially valuable. I don't golf, but I also don't love to crap on it like a lot of people on the forum. That said, the Fort Snelling course really couldn't be ...
by MNdible
February 17th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1271
Views: 192230

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

(Assuming you mean 1508 W. Lake Street, right?)
by MNdible
February 12th, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1268
Views: 153078

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Still haven't seen a layout for putting dedicated guideway LRT on an 80' street that wouldn't be deeply awful for pedestrians, transit, or both.
The truth that everybody refuses to accept.
by MNdible
February 4th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)
Replies: 71
Views: 13655

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

I'm totally not sold on this, and I tend to agree that it's probably more complicated than it needs to be, but there's probably value to somebody building equity in situation like this that they could then roll over into their next housing purchase. That equity value over five years could be not-ins...
by MNdible
January 22nd, 2021, 4:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1079
Views: 173616

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I mean, the ideal outcome would be eliminating it entirely and reconnecting the Northside to the river.
North was disconnected from the river long before 94 went in.
by MNdible
January 18th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 313
Views: 63617

Re: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)

Examples of some bank locations that in my mind would be better off redeveloped: Drive through bank at Lake/Nicollet Bank along Lake in Uptown that was redeveloped with a huge surface parking lot USB Bank off E. Hennepin again with drive through and large surface parking lot. I also don't really th...
by MNdible
January 8th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 48
Views: 16126

Re: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

I mean, who can see the future? Every other post on this forum suggests that Minneapolis will have eliminated cars by 2040, so problem apparently solved. But seriously, if the developer thinks they'll have more demand for parking spaces than they're building, they can very easily negotiate a long te...
by MNdible
January 7th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 48
Views: 16126

Re: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

I mean, it's literally next door to a big parking ramp.
by MNdible
January 5th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1148
Views: 202896

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Whether or not you like it, and even setting aside the financial side of things, it's not great for the embodied energy of a build-out like that to end up in the landfill after a very short service life.
by MNdible
January 4th, 2021, 5:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1148
Views: 202896

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I wonder how they'll subdivide the space. Boludo only needs a little bit of what was a huge space, and it would be a shame to gut out all of the fancy interiors after such a short run.