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by Hero
May 29th, 2021, 1:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics
Replies: 244
Views: 73622

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics

Hwy 55 will be resurfaced soon. The project states that there will be accessibility updates at intersections, and interchange improvements at Lake Street. I really hope they can include some additional bicycle and pedestrian improvements in this project as well. https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/pr...
by Hero
May 29th, 2021, 1:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy
Replies: 52
Views: 14837

Re: Lunds & Noko(mis) Apartments - Cedar & Minnehaha Pkwy

Crossing Cedar on foot in this area can be challenging.
by Hero
May 29th, 2021, 1:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 398
Views: 58897

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

C is for Cedar. Extend it south. I'd rather turn the 515 north on Cedar, across the 10th Ave bridge, through the industrial park and terminate at Rosedale. Maybe knock the first 5 off and call it the 15. Then shift route 14 to Richfield Parkway with a stop between Target and Home Depot continue to ...
by Hero
May 29th, 2021, 12:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 398
Views: 58897

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

a new aBRT line down University NE/SE to Cleveland Ave in St. Paul and ending at the Ford Site.
I like this idea. Not all routes need to go downtown.
by Hero
May 29th, 2021, 12:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 6306

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

Stop visibility. That's the response I got when doing a similar boulevard tree study. If increasing ridership is a goal then adding shade seems like an easy way to make the bus stops more attractive. If the reason against trees is the bus might miss them wouldn't having people wait in shade 70 feet...
by Hero
May 28th, 2021, 12:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 6306

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

I have an idea to toss out.

Why not have Metro transit and the Minneapolis park board identify and plant trees wherever a bus stop could use shade and has room for a tree?
by Hero
May 27th, 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 995
Views: 109934

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Saint Paul is #2 8-)
Minneapolis should hire whoever was able to qualify all those roads as parks. Or at the very least try get the lakes counted as parks.
by Hero
May 27th, 2021, 12:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 995
Views: 109934

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Minneapolis is #3.

https://www.tpl.org/parkscore

Maybe it is time to start calling more roads parks?
by Hero
May 24th, 2021, 11:36 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 995
Views: 109934

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

2021 ParkScore index results will be released May 27th. Hoping Minneapolis wins this again despite the unfair mapping of the parks.
by Hero
May 24th, 2021, 11:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116838

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

Maybe if the Orange line is extended north we can build some more south Minneapolis stations.
by Hero
May 24th, 2021, 11:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80704

Re: Target Center Renovation

Even something as “small” as a basketball arena has some pretty significant clear span requirements for the playing surface and unobstructed sight lines. I can’t imagine how engineering a tower to literally sit on top would work. Next to or attached to, sure, but not actually on top. I was thinking...
by Hero
May 23rd, 2021, 11:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116838

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I have a friend who lives near 35W and 38th who was disappointing he wasn't going to have a station nearby. I wonder if a station at 38th would pass today.
by Hero
May 23rd, 2021, 11:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 883
Views: 116838

Re: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project

I wish they would have done more for south Minneapolis. A stop at Franklin or 38th would have been nice or even increased frequency on route 46. I think the Orange line could have been better.
by Hero
May 23rd, 2021, 10:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80704

Re: Target Center Renovation

How interesting. I had the same thought of placing a tower on the arena. My building would have the arena portion sunk underground and the concessions on the street level so the restaurants could be open to the street when the arena is not in use. With additional commercial on the skyway level.
by Hero
May 23rd, 2021, 10:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Intercity Bus Services
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Intercity Bus Services

Why not take the Golden Valley terminus into Minneapolis? It doesn't look like it would add much to the total length. And what is the deal with ending in Chaska? Why not have the 169 route end at a green line station in the golden triangle and the 5, 7, 212 route end at a green line station in Eden ...
by Hero
May 9th, 2021, 12:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1057
Views: 201606

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

North Loop looks to be getting a 25,000 sq ft park. https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-park-board-aims-to-purchase-land-for-the-north-loop-s-first-neighborhood-park/600037233/ Thanks to Schafer and Richardson selling some of their land as they will build new around it. All for it - thing it wi...
by Hero
April 25th, 2021, 8:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1057
Views: 201606

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

So they filled in a valley when they covered the creek? Guess day lighting the creek would take much more land than I had originally thought. At least this solves crossing I94.
by Hero
April 19th, 2021, 10:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 51
Views: 6306

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

I hope Minneapolis applies for some of the new RAISE grants. Does the city have anything in the planning process they could submit?
by Hero
April 19th, 2021, 10:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1057
Views: 201606

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

https://www.mwmo.org/planning/old-bassett-creek-tunnel/ The old tunnel is just below the surface, it was built within the old creek bed. https://i.imgur.com/JkpL8w0.jpg This is great! I had a fantasy map day lighting and meandering the creek with paths connecting the river to Theodore Wirth park. T...