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by EOst
April 13th, 2021, 7:59 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 608
Views: 169053

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

That's a very silly website.
by EOst
April 8th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Any parliamentary procedure experts know who has the authority to bring a motion to reconsider? The prevailing side, or the losing side? The person who made the motion? To my understanding this shouldn't be a problem from a parliamentary procedure standpoint. Only the prevailing side can make a mot...
by EOst
April 6th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 194
Views: 28117

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

Ramsey County's Riversedge proposal has four towers on a cap over railroad and Shepard Rd. It's not impossible, but it is very expensive.

https://www.ramseycounty.us/your-govern ... riversedge
by EOst
April 2nd, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Great River Passage Plan
Replies: 27
Views: 4534

Re: The Great River Passage Plan

Enter here: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9308283 ... a=!3m1!1e3

Be prepared for more ticks than you've ever seen in your entire life.
by EOst
March 29th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1283
Views: 159411

Re: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT

Note this from slide 17: "To fit the LRT guideway, sidewalks, and two travel lanes about 75 feet of right of way is needed. When additional right of way is available other elements can be included: boulevards, bikeways or street parking." I assume that is pretty bare-minimum sidewalks. Note too that...
by EOst
March 15th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 381
Views: 40993

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Literally no one enjoys or defends that endorsement process, yet it endures...and it's really hard to understand why.
Plenty of people enjoy it. It's an interesting game for a day.
by EOst
March 4th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 21127

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

On the contrary, I think that's asking for collisions between vehicles and buses.
by EOst
March 4th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 21127

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

I think to successfully do a U-turn, you would have to allow cars to temporarily enter the bus lane.
by EOst
March 3rd, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 21127

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

You save a few feet by consolidating them as a two-way.
by EOst
February 25th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 644
Views: 68926

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

I'll be interested to see how well this works on Marshall, it's a tight corridor for everything they're trying to do on it. I do think that's probably part of the issue with floating bus stops there, it would make things even tighter. Another consideration might be snow clearing in the winter, as S...
by EOst
February 23rd, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 644
Views: 68926

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

Ethan Fawley on Twitter seemed to suggest that just converting the outside lanes to bus-only lanes is unlikely for safety reasons:
by EOst
February 23rd, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 386
Views: 55054

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. Eastsiders won't lose direct-to-downtown options from Como-Maryland; the buses on Payne, Arcade, E 7th, etc. will continue to go downtown, and you'll ha...
by EOst
February 22nd, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I was under the impression that the water on the golf course was primarily a groundwater inflow issue (because lakes here are just areas where the ground level dips below the water table), and not an issue of insufficient outlet. The Barr report concluded that "the potential lowering of Lake Hiawath...
by EOst
February 22nd, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 386
Views: 55054

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

That was the big argument for why Rice-Robert had to come first, to make the transfer less onerous.
by EOst
February 21st, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 386
Views: 55054

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I remember seeing a population map of the metro area and it seemed downtown Minneapolis was at the center but when I look at this map it looks like it favors the east side of the metro. Is this because they want to cover multiple counties? Or is the population and job centers farther east than I th...
by EOst
February 21st, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 386
Views: 55054

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

I think this is sort of the wrong way of thinking about it. Corridors that demonstrate high ridership help make the case for improvements, just as the aBRT corridors are upgrading the local bus corridors that have the highest ridership, and not suburban corridors with no service. Let's say, for ins...
by EOst
February 19th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Meadowbrook is an asset, which could be sold and the money from that can be used to reinvest in parks within the city boundaries. It's not about profit-making, but best utilization of assets to serve those who pay MPRB taxes. (Which are almost as much as for the MPD) The park blocks from my house d...
by EOst
February 19th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The Park Board is not a money-making venture--if it were, it should be ripping out playgrounds and wildlife areas, which are pure money pits. If they don't need significant capital investment (a big if), golf courses are almost always more profitable than whatever else they could do with that land w...
by EOst
February 19th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 633
Views: 101616

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Not to mention that the Park Board has a "no net loss of parkland" policy, which means that selling park land for redevelopment is virtually impossible.
by EOst
February 18th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 156
Views: 24643

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Is this the route that goes through William O'Brien? Would tie in well to the plans to extend Gateway from O'Brien to Scandia.