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by niaxilin
December 22nd, 2020, 2:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 152
Views: 34292

Re: Tunnels!

An amazing undersea tunnel network is set to open this month in the Faroe Islands by Denmark, built by a Norwegian engineering firm. Not only a subterranean roundabout, but under- sea! When the entire territory has a population of < 50,000, who pays for this? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/...
by niaxilin
December 16th, 2020, 3:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 33855

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.

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by niaxilin
March 21st, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 6028

Re: Work from home and road congestion

advocate for the elimination of DST or ST instead!
Agreed! For the EU, 2021 will be the final switch. Everyone switches to DST in the spring of '21. Then each country either chooses to stay there forever, or to go back to ST in the fall. And that's that!
by niaxilin
March 6th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 152
Views: 34292

Re: Tunnels!

Love it! Also looking forward to the Brenner Pass tunnel (even longer!) between Innsbruck and Milan to opened in 2027.

Now if they'd tunnel north from Innsbruck, Munich to Italy would be a breeze 8-)
by niaxilin
November 19th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1273
Views: 188245

Re: MSP Airport

The hotel is effectively an island. We tried to get there before our flight to enjoy a meal. It took a while to find where the shuttle stops at the terminal, then we called the hotel to let them know we were there, and then we waited. And waited, and waited. After 15 minutes of waiting we left, assu...
by niaxilin
September 23rd, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]
Replies: 100
Views: 17037

Re: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]

The St. Paul Bicycle Coalition posted a video that shows, via stop motion, the potential connection between the Ayd Mill gulch and the Short Line Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZftMI3wLHPs
Video has been taken down by the user. Did the railroad pull some legal punches?
by niaxilin
September 26th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116712

Re: Orange Line (35W BRT) & Lake St Transit Access Project

I posted that same comment about the 98th Street station. It didn't even make it into the comments summary, so they must not be able/willing to address it. This station is the worst, because the bus not only gets off the interstate, but the Southbound then takes a left (at a stoplight), another stop...
by niaxilin
August 20th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St
Replies: 9
Views: 3819

5 Story Retail + Apartment - Chicago & 809 E Lake St

https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11010973/screen-shot-2018-08-14-at-100119-am.png 809 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55407 Currently: Taqueria Los Ocampo To be built: 1 + 4 (5 stories, 62') w/ retail on 1st 48-unit studio/efficiency apartments North Bay Companies (Daniel Oberpriller) and DJR Architecture ...
by niaxilin
July 27th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 152
Views: 34292

Re: Tunnels!

And don't forget the Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles future land bridge! Reminds me a lot of the Minnehaha land bridge.

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by niaxilin
July 26th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1117
Views: 186329

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It's odd how every bridge in the Hwy 62 to 46th St redo was replaced, and the look of those bridges ties in well with the new retaining walls. Is everything north of 46th St going to look disjointed and haphazard in comparison? To be fair, there are a lot more bridges in the northern section.
by niaxilin
July 25th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 152
Views: 34292

Re: Tunnels!

Is the I-94 Lowry Hill Tunnel a "lid"?
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24839

Re: Scooter sharing

I'm pretty sure increasing their costs per trip by $0.0005 is not of concern to them; they are giving out huge promotional discounts left and right. It's not as if many users will use SMS (which they already support), and for those who do, that's only 1/5,000th of their average trip revenue. It seem...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24839

Re: Scooter sharing

Very interesting about Lime's Access program! I'm glad they're trying. But it's frustrating that only EBT (food assistance) citizens are allowed to use SMS to unlock bikes. For those of us not on EBT, you may only use Lime's smartphone app. They must make a lot of $$$ selling the data they collect f...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24839

Re: Scooter sharing

It is a bummer how Metro Transit removed the 10% discount with Go-To last year :( Being an out-of-towner makes transit cards less useful. I have a collections of them from cities I'll probably never go to again. Hour Car and Nice Ride aren't using the Metro Transit card balance to pay for the servic...
by niaxilin
July 23rd, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24839

Re: Scooter sharing

If these rental scooters/bikes/whatever are going to become permanent fixtures, I would strongly encourage the city to require they work with the existing Go-To transit cards. The new Nice Ride dockless bikes and Hour Car already do. After registering, you just tap and go. Letting these companies ef...
by niaxilin
July 3rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: U.S. Highway 52
Replies: 150
Views: 23409

Re: U.S. Highway 52

But it's just single family homes on the other side of 52, right? Seems like this isn't a compelling location to spend all of the money that building a cap would take. Exactly my thoughts. This would be a parking lot over a freeway, butted up against a giant sound wall. I'm assuming the single-fami...
by niaxilin
July 3rd, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1646
Views: 175956

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

They're finally tearing up 29th Avenue at the Greenway to make that closure permanent. Nice to see! That street is very quiet. A little too quiet. The shady new dead end on the South side of the trail is often occupied by parked vehicles with people toking up, and the "van down by the river" type. ...
by niaxilin
July 2nd, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 55888

Re: Bike Share

I'm surprised that parking meters charge more when you use the smartphone app. It's cheaper to pay at the kiosk, even in cash. I wonder what their reasoning is.
by niaxilin
July 2nd, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 55888

Re: Bike Share

New lower price for single rides of $2 at a kiosk and $1 on their app.
One of their stated missions is "equity," but how does charging people without smartphones twice the price help with that?
by niaxilin
June 28th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2496
Views: 318703

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Speaking of bus bulbs, when are they going to fix the Nightmare on S 12th St right outside the Convention Center ? There is SO MUCH sidewalk to work with here. I hate that I'm constantly zooming by buses trying pull back into traffic :shock: or getting cut off while they try to get to the curb :o . ...