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by Silophant
March 3rd, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 272
Views: 18398

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

The bus lanes are intended to be bus-only (well, and right turns where applicable) 24 hours a day. As for the local stops, I'm not too worked up about the 27th St stop (it's a full half mile between UTS and 25th), but the 24th St one should go, especially since it's SB-only for the 6 and the 12. If ...
by Silophant
March 1st, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp
Replies: 172
Views: 34694

Re: Old Thrivent HQ - Sora Apartments & Parking Ramp

I'm hoping this pandemic will lead to improved building ventilation, which will help with not only the acute effects of respiratory pandemics but also a whole host of chronic health issues, instead of just moving the cubes further apart, which, as you say, won't really do much at all. I'm guessing c...
by Silophant
March 1st, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 643
Views: 67415

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Atlanta might use that for their streetcar too? I rode it while visiting a few years ago, and it was obviously the same vehicle as the Metro Transit Type II LRVs, but felt off in a way I couldn't quite place. Could have been that.
by Silophant
February 24th, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 643
Views: 67415

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Definitely agree about the Lake and France station. As for Cretin, one thing Metro Transit's been very intentional about with the BRT line design is having a direct transfer to every intersecting route - hence the three stops in a quarter mile at Nicollet, 35W, and 4th Ave to connect to the 18, Oran...
by Silophant
February 22nd, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 643
Views: 67415

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Big week for BRT news: the Draft Corridor Plan has been posted. Probably the biggest surprise is that they're pitching an "Extensive Bus Priority" scenario in which the outer general-purpose lane would become a bus-only lane for the entire width of Minneapolis - from the river to Excelsior Boulevard.
by Silophant
February 21st, 2021, 6:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 117
Views: 21580

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

We'll see, but it seems unlikely that an out-of-state multifamily developer bought a lot with an approved multifamily development plan to just demolish the building and sit on the empty lot.
by Silophant
February 19th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 380
Views: 53710

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

The presentation is up for next Wednesday's Met Council meeting, with the recommendations for the F, G, and H Lines: https://i.imgur.com/frGiskl.png This was the order I was hoping for, so I'm happy to see it. Hopefully the additional $56M in funding for the F Line (over the $25M they'll be allocati...
by Silophant
February 19th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment
Replies: 20
Views: 8094

Re: Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment

No, that's Transit 30 and Core 50. Transit 15 has a 4-story minimum. (And Transit 20 has a six story minimum.)
by Silophant
February 14th, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1263
Views: 152843

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The Cub building is set back about 140' from Broadway - it doesn't look like it would be too challenging to make that turn without touching the building. Trains would have to slow down, of course, but that's not the end of the world, especially with (presumably) a station at Emerson only a quarter m...
by Silophant
February 12th, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1263
Views: 152843

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Once you've already brought in a TBM, does it really save money to cut-and-cover portions in the middle vs just letting it do its thing?
by Silophant
February 11th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1263
Views: 152843

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

If this project goes onto Penn Avenue as a streetcar with no dedicated lanes. I will personally collect signatures to try and bring a stop to this and invite anyone interested in joining me. North Minneapolis deserves better transit and the way this project is being rushed feels like we'll end up w...
by Silophant
February 11th, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1263
Views: 152843

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

by Silophant
February 11th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1836
Views: 346763

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

The biggest advantage of the 16th St Mall, IMO, is that it's solely a pedestrian mall (with a circulator bus). The major bus route spine is a a one-way pair on 15th and 17th. If we routed the Nicollet buses onto 3rd Ave instead (with bus lanes, since it's still a four-lane street), they would be spe...
by Silophant
February 10th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2034
Views: 287222

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

Mod Note: I moved the post office/farmer's market discussion to the Downtown General Discussion thread.
by Silophant
February 9th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Allina | Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Southside - News & General Topics

Wonder if that would include a public (ramped) connection from the Greenway up to Chicago. There's stairs on the south side of the Greenway, but on a bike it's a little out of the way.
by Silophant
February 8th, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Better Bus Routes - Metro Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Better Bus Routes - Metro Transit

I wonder if this is Metro Transit tipping their hand a bit on the ABRT route selection process. It's hard for me to imagine them doing this if they're planning to replace Route 3 with Como-Maryland BRT in a few years. Having asked this very question to someone on the inside recently, the answer is ...
by Silophant
February 8th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Better Bus Routes - Metro Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Better Bus Routes - Metro Transit

I think we've discussed the previous Better Bus Routes projects (Rt 2 and Rt 63) in the Public Transit News/Current Events thread, but that's a little unwieldy and impossible to search, so I'm making a new one. Despite the pandemic, Metro Transit's been pressing ahead with the Better Bus Routes prog...
by Silophant
February 3rd, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Highway Transitway Corridor Study
Replies: 59
Views: 9395

Re: Highway Transitway Corridor Study

Yep. When the CTIB dissolved, Hennepin (and the other counties) gained the ability to replace that 0.25% transit sales tax with a 0.5% tax. So Hennepin is funding the BBLRT and SWLRT extensions and a piece of Riverview, Ramsey is funding most of Riverview, the Rush Line, and some of the Gold Line, a...
by Silophant
January 28th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1103
Views: 207129

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

In "downtown Minneapolis is dead" news, the submarket had half again as much leasing activity in Q4 2020 than the rest of the metro combined.