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by EOst
January 5th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 608

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2022

How many of those outstate voters who hate Walz voted for Biden? You would need a whole lot of Biden voters to vote GOP in 2022 to unseat Walz, and that just doesn't feel like a very likely formula.
by EOst
December 31st, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)
Replies: 40
Views: 6596

Re: 17 North Washington - CA - 27 stories - ~300'(?)

Without arguing one way or another re: this building, I really want to push back on the idea that the Gateway District doesn't deserve preservation because the buildings don't suit contemporary tastes. That is exactly the justification people used 60 years ago to demolish the original Gateway Distri...
by EOst
December 28th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1079
Views: 170476

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Ramsey County's Rice Street Visioning Study (redesigning Rice from Pennsylvania Ave to Wheelock Pkwy) continues to move forward. The study team has posted design concepts that could be applied to Rice, all of which assume that the current four lane configuration is no longer viable. Provide feedback...
by EOst
December 27th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 39850

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Especially since Ward 10 is definitely one of the city's most overpopulated wards, and whoever gets elected in 2021 will be running in a very different district in 2023.
by EOst
December 23rd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32458

Re: Interstate 94

It would be like I-335, which was planned to connect 35 and 94 through Northeast. I doubt many people even know about that project, or ever think "I wish there was a freeway through Northeast so I could drive to Rosedale from Golden Valley a few minutes faster. I certainly don't actually wish 335 h...
by EOst
December 4th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 341
Views: 92253

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

I was on northeast 35W for the first time in a while yesterday after sunset, and I was totally blown away by how big and prominent this thing is in the skyline. Truly wild.
by EOst
December 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1629
Views: 167985

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

You forgot to mention that Hennepin is also studying changes to their section of Franklin that would mirror this: https://www.hennepin.us/franklincorridor
by EOst
November 30th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 593
Views: 160529

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

A Line BRTOD continuing to hum along.
by EOst
November 12th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85727

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

"Small but loud and well-connected group of opponents" is the definition of handwaving away the opposition. You know who has a good read on the size of the opposition? The elected officials making these compromises.
by EOst
November 12th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85727

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I love how easily people here handwave away the deep public opposition to some of this stuff. It's charming in a way.
by EOst
October 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 17074

Re: Duluth - General Topics

If the school were made of quartzite like that courthouse is, there would be no issues at all.
by EOst
October 12th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85727

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

With the dedicated sales tax funding, and with Ramsey County able to take the lead without political interference from others, I'd hope that they'd be optimistically thinking they could start construction in four years or so, putting an opening date more in the 2029-2030 range. Bear in mind that th...
by EOst
October 10th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 473
Views: 59616

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

The shades of orange and red they chose also look terrible right next to each other, for what it's worth.
by EOst
September 25th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 262
Views: 17867

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

Do people actually abide by left turn bans? Even if it's 90%, the 10% that ignores it could really grind that street to a halt. I think you would really need a more drastic change (either making the E/W street one-way, or closing the entrance, or building a median to block the turn) to make that via...
by EOst
September 9th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58695

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Question is does the Twin Cities make the cut for Amtrak's other goal of expanding short haul routes since the 400(ish) miles to Chicago is kinda pushing it and the nlx might have been quietly taken out behind the shed at this point. Amtrak is very committed to the second train, and they have been ...
by EOst
August 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1227
Views: 149889

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I don't think it's hard to imagine an open-seat race becoming very contentious about Broadway, in ways that get tied into larger area narratives about investment and gentrification. That's not a surefire win for an anti-Broadway-LRT candidate by any stretch, but I don't think it's a slam dunk agains...
by EOst
August 14th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site
Replies: 20
Views: 6472

Re: Hillcrest golf course redevelopment site

McKnight should definitely not be a wide, fast moving four lane road with few signals indefinitely into the future. That's another issue that local government policy has to fix.
McKnight is being repaved to a three-lane road as we speak.
by EOst
August 9th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1227
Views: 149889

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Main Street, at least southwest of Ensemble/HCC Station, seems to be 80' ROW and a very pleasant pedestrian environment, even with a large landscaped median of station-width between the tracks for the entire stretch and in some places some really excessive sidewalk planting. I apologize for the con...
by EOst
August 6th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1227
Views: 149889

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The point was that suitable sidewalks, car lanes, and LRT lanes and stations can co-exist in a 80' right-of-way, which they do in downtown Houston and many other places around the world. I specifically said that I was not literally applying the city's modal framework, I think car lanes on Broadway ...
by EOst
August 3rd, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1227
Views: 149889

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I'd been largely dismissive of early discussions about a full subway through North Minneapolis, but I could envision a routing that would follow N 7th St at grade across I-94, and then enter a tunnel near Plymouth and re-emerge at the Broadway crescent, where the Broadway ROW relaxes I don't think ...