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by Oreos&Milk
January 11th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 61
Views: 17089

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

Downtown Columbus just got one about 9 months ago and its been fantastic so far. Open til 10pm as well. I think it’s no longer acceptable to just require windows as the bare minimum. We should require them to have at least 1 to 2 feet displays cases built into them that they can choose or choose no...
by Oreos&Milk
December 21st, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147929

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

If we are talking a shallow tunnel downtown for the LRT. I would like to hear more as to how much more useful it could be to other assets. North Star, Northern Lights Express, Amtrak HSR to Chicago, and HSR Rochester / St. Paul. Would these lines be able to utilize this proposed tunnel segment and h...
by Oreos&Milk
December 16th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32346

Re: Interstate 94

Isn't 94 mostly a trench? Could we put a lid on it? Cheaper than tunnelling, and the top could be green space. Not sure if that's more or less likely that removing 94, or if it brings the benefits we're looking for. https://i.imgur.com/HvyVnML.jpg If only we could make putting a lid on it profitabl...
by Oreos&Milk
December 15th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 32346

Re: Interstate 94

Not saying I’m for it but, diverting thru traffic on 94 to 494 and 694 and 35W thru traffic to 100, and 35E thru traffic to 494/694. While slowing speeds decreasing lanes to allow for more transit ROW does sound worth looking into long term. Still it seems like throwing away an iPhone 8 while you do...
by Oreos&Milk
December 9th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 357
Views: 51582

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Disappointed American BLVD isn’t even being considered anymore. At least the 540 seems to be able to connect to 6 of the 7 major routes. Plus this will only made the midtown greenway line that more important for transfers. Maybe when we have more of that network built the numbers will change. Until ...
by Oreos&Milk
December 1st, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4623
Views: 453541

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Anyone else find the location of City West Station odd? I biked over there yesterday and the only people I can see benefiting from this are park & riders and workers at Optum who can use the train for their commute (which is probably a small number of the overall workforce). I realize it's too late...
by Oreos&Milk
October 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)
Replies: 473
Views: 59520

Re: Red Line (Cedar Avenue BRT)

If the 94 route can be an express bus connecting the downtowns having a similar service from MOA to the downtowns seems worth looking into. Maybe even connecting them all into an O Line service with a round loop service going in both directions. Even if red line rides didn’t have a one seat ride int...
by Oreos&Milk
August 9th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1627
Views: 167708

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Wow, it’s nice when things get done quickly. Great job to the paper pushers who got actions done. 😎 we need some wins in 2020 even if they are small ones in the gutters it’s a win!
by Oreos&Milk
August 9th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1190
Views: 147929

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I think keep it running down 55 , redevelopment at the golf course (spend that money buying them out instead of the railroad company) then power through glenview terrace park and valley view park (shallow tunnel to preserve park space?) then follow up Theodore wirth pkwy to bottineau blvd. Golf cour...
by Oreos&Milk
June 8th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1627
Views: 167708

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I looked for a relevant Hennepin Ave construction thread, there are like 3 of them but none specifically fit the Dunwoody-Lyndale Hennepin-intersections of hell. But since the Dunwoody Trail is already talked about here, might as well continue. I’m looking at the diagram of the Dunwoody trail as pr...
by Oreos&Milk
May 22nd, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36833

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

There ice cream is as overpriced and overrated as the building they sell it in. I’m sure they will find a sucker to buy it eventually but not for anything close to what they think it is valued at. I doubt they will be here long term be it tenant or owner & business Maybe a restaurant could make it w...
by Oreos&Milk
May 17th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182718

Re: MSP Airport

It took 18 years for passenger levels to get back to pre-9/11. This may be longer than that. I doubt it. if no vaccine cure is created and herd immunity is required then forsure after 2 years we will be see everything starting to open back up, and within 2 years of that (4 total) people will start ...
by Oreos&Milk
May 17th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 122
Views: 26912

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

it would be such a shame if they derail this development. It's seems so rare we get nice to decent development that also works to build new public sidewalk connections. Having that nice step down to the trail is going to be a major benefit for so many. This actually is going to connect our version o...
by Oreos&Milk
May 13th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 97
Views: 23178

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Well designed grade separation can be a great benefit I agree, however I'm a bit puzzled how a trail bridge here would fit together in a regional trail system. I admit I don't know what the long term plan is but connecting the Co. Rd. 5 and/or Buck hill Rd trails to the soon to be built 35W bike tra...
by Oreos&Milk
May 13th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 97
Views: 23178

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

When suburbs say they want walkable it usually means "we'll build wide sidewalks and some fancy trails but we're going to keep widening roads because we like our cars and driving fast too much to give that up." I do like the roadway coming off southbound 35W just south of 42 that leads directly int...
by Oreos&Milk
April 28th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

That’s pretty harsh friend. I used to have a co-worker who used to hound and badger me about my smoking. I always tried being nice and friendly about it, but I used to think he was harsh to put it nicely. Later I changed my views after I quit smoking and saw things from a different perspective. Mot...
by Oreos&Milk
April 28th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1627
Views: 167708

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

From my recollection they would need to have acquired properties to link to Hampshire. The Edgewood “industrial” district has been slowly turning over businesses to be less industrial. I heard a brewpub or distillery was opening up at the end of Florida, for instance. The little industrial parks ar...
by Oreos&Milk
April 27th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1627
Views: 167708

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Holy freaking cow!! :o who in the world is designing this crap? I am one of the biggest pro-biking person there is and I love the idea of a grade seperation however THIS is insanely too long!!! https://www.stlouispark.org/Home/ShowPublishedImage/5224/637211827586070000 Should design it to get to the...
by Oreos&Milk
April 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

Cable median barriers are crazy dangerous for motorcyclists. While a motorcyclist in a crash will hit against a guard rail, they can get decapitated by cable median barriers. I was under the impression that they were generally discouraged for this reason. I think the solution to that is simple. Don...
by Oreos&Milk
April 27th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 341
Views: 91903

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

Wow those other two short and "plump" buildings look really nice. Granted it looks more like Bloomington than downtown, but still very beautiful place. Can't wait to see what it all looks like from this spot when they are all done. At this rate that be what? Thursday eh?