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by Bob Stinson's Ghost
September 9th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1172
Views: 199022

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

The incessant roar of planes overhead impacts my experience of Lake Nokomis about 10x more than anything going on with cars and roads.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
August 20th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 283
Views: 64922

Re: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion

Yes, I’m an inline skater, and despite enjoying Philly a lot, the park trails here were infinitely better for moving along on wheels. Philly often became a sort of obstacle course, even along the Schuykill River. Where the heck do you go to find more than several blocks worth of skateable trail in ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 27th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1917
Views: 378460

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics

It really is amazing how some people see the idling police car as threatening, and some see it as reassuring.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 23rd, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Replies: 33
Views: 1185

Re: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction

Is it premature to consider how removing the obstruction from Nicollet would affect Lyndale?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 15th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line Extension - Southwest LRT
Replies: 4755
Views: 488824

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Never too late to add a "temporary" track from West Lake Station to Uptown TC on Midtown Greenway, and voila, we have direct access to B and E Lines.
You have my vote, sir.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
July 8th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lyndale 4-3 Conversion and Bryant Avenue Reconstruction
Replies: 33
Views: 1185

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I've crossed Lyndale on foot and bicycle well over a thousand times without incident in the decades long time I've lived close to it. Maybe that's my one superpower. I do always cross with my smartphone in my pocket rather than in my hand, however. A couple of days ago I saw a guy out in a traffic l...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 18th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

In Tokyo the industrial parks are probably served by high speed trains. Here, ownership of a dependable late model vehicle (preferably an SUV for winter driving) is the price of admission to access the economic opportunities out on the exurban fringe.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 16th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

Yes, of course it's going to happen because everybody seems to think that the proper place for factories is way out in the cornfields. Nobody is challenging this assumption, it's like manifest destiny. This is why Minneapolis continues to bifurcate into the haves and have nots. I've actually worked ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 15th, 2021, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

They're not closing anytime soon, they're thriving and profitable constructing actual physical objects near the heart of a major city. They are literally doing the impossible, and doing it with style. If they left, how could we replace the economic and social benefit of that blue collar payroll? It ...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 11th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

It's relatively small and fairly isolated from other areas of the city guided for production/industrial uses. I don't think re-designating this area away from production harms efforts to preserve and promote current and future production jobs in other parts of the city. "I love factories. Factories...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 10th, 2021, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: Future of Graco campus - St. Anthony West

Be great if some sort of density could include industrial jobs as well somehow. I like density and housing and offices, but these places also have good jobs. Metal Matic Inc also has a large space near the river, unlike Graco theirs is a bit rundown. Yes, this does beg the question of what the prop...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
June 6th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 1002
Views: 111147

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

The cruel irony of this is that the current reform efforts are as unlikely to bring lasting change as the attempts 20 years ago. A year from now the daily operations of the MPD will be indistinguishable from the pre- George Floyd era.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
April 17th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1080
Views: 190689

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

In this market? If older white residents leave, younger ones will be chomping at the bit to buy their houses sight unseen.
I would love to see the next generation come in and start building equity, but I fear they'll be competing against large property management companies.
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 31st, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)
Replies: 35
Views: 10342

Re: Alatus Development - 411-417 Lexington Pkwy (MNDOT Snowpile site)

I'm kind of curious where the snow will go now. Trucked out to a far suburb?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 22nd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 34421

Re: Interstate 94

The National Guard used the urban interstates pretty effectively to suppress civil unrest last summer. Could they be persuaded to reduce their ability to do that?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 22nd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 34421

Re: Interstate 94

Weren't the interstate highways originally built so we could drive tanks and missile launchers on them if the Soviet Union attacked?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 19th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 34421

Re: Interstate 94

The passenger traffic seems pretty flexible. People can switch to bikes, transit, etc. But the truck traffic is kind of built into the area right now, with the intermodal yard and the big industrial zone around 280. If the boulevard had a lot of trucks coming to a dead stop at intersections and then...
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 18th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 34421

Re: Interstate 94

What would be the plan for the semis and heavy trucks? University?
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
December 16th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 34421

Re: Interstate 94

What if we didn't normalize a 8 minute commute from Saint Paul to Uptown? It is stupidly easy to get around by car in the twin cities.
If you'd like to make the case for slower or less travel between the two core cities you have my full attention.