Search found 753 matches

by bubzki2
November 11th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 283
Views: 53871

Re: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)

The article says the 10k+ seat minimum would be waived, but I wonder if CHS could easily add another bleacher section or two? Probably outfield would be easiest. I love the compact feel of it as it is, though.
by bubzki2
November 9th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85003

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I attended. They are still keeping the bus option on the backburner! Someone did voice support of a more LRT-like arrangement with more dedicated ROW. Sounds very early yet in the process.
by bubzki2
July 10th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S

Also should kill that awful billboard currently on the St. Olaf surface lot.
by bubzki2
April 30th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28601

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Once you get past Snelling, Selby west of AMR is actually quite bikeable, the potholed pavement notwithstanding. As usual, the Snelby mess will remain the limiting factor.
by bubzki2
April 23rd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28601

Re: Ayd Mill Road

The original Mayor's proposal would have required a full reconstruction of at least the intersections to permit a 1x1 with turn lane layout. In order to save costs (some of which weren't factored into the original 3.5MM earmarked for the project), it was decided to leave the current median as-is, an...
by bubzki2
April 22nd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28601

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Saint Paul City Council voted 4-3 today to go ahead with the modified 4-3 roadway conversion with the addition of a bike/ped path where the easternmost lane currently lies. Not a perfect solution, but this should help move the corridor in the direction of a more pleasant and sustainable piece of CIT...
by bubzki2
March 10th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 164060

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Anyone have thoughts on the 36/Manning proposed grade-separated intersection? A lot of collisions at this light (and Lake Elmo is even worse) so grade separation seems appropriate. The design could be better though. Wish we could just be done with porkchop slip lanes. https://www.twincities.com/2020...
by bubzki2
March 3rd, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 164060

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I've completely stopped using those bikeways/trails on the parkway. It's much safer to take the lane, particularly with the hilly topography. This parkway needs some serious love!
by bubzki2
February 27th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Nicollet-Central Streetcar
Replies: 889
Views: 100117

Re: Nicollet-Central Streetcar

I support this primarily because it would necessitate getting the diesel buses off the mall in doing so. I also think out-of-towners would ride it, and it might boost tourism. The fiscally-responsible alternative? BEV Buses.
by bubzki2
February 20th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 10039

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

Towers are nice, wish we had more, but you can't really argue with developers starting with low-cost, easy to flip projects like this one. Just too many poor land uses around to really expect towers to be shooting up all over.
by bubzki2
February 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28601

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Removing it would normalize the flow through the actual grid, however. Close AMR plus add one or two more new bridges over the shortline railway to access 94 (e.g., Pascal if possible) and you'd have a better, more stable grid system.
by bubzki2
February 14th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28601

Re: Ayd Mill Road

As a daily ped at Snelling/Selby and Selby/Saratoga -- vehicular traffic is highly volatile and drivers are rarely scanning for peds here. They have many conflict points and are usually transitioning from freeway to city street mentality (if it happens at all). Very dangerous. Also lighting is piss-...
by bubzki2
February 12th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 327
Views: 88267

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

Now, can they revisit the Alia condo plans? Obviously too late but it makes you wonder. Hopefully once these are absorbed, a new 40+ tower will be proposed somewhere downtown.
by bubzki2
February 11th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd
Replies: 14
Views: 5117

Re: Broadway Station Redevelopment - 2025 West River Rd

Do you think a pizza joint could make it in this location?
by bubzki2
January 30th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3471

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Taillights being out is totally a proxy for profiling drivers. That said, I'm more concerned about the high propensity for drivers to neglect turning their lights on in precipitation or dark these days. Imperfect solution but hopefully this cuts down on "driving while [skin color]" violations.
by bubzki2
January 29th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 534
Views: 84494

Re: Rochester

I lived in Rochester for more than a year and rarely used my car. The city keeps subsidizing sprawl and then complains that more vehicles are coming into downtown. Plenty of places to live within walking or biking distance of good jobs (that's what I did).
by bubzki2
January 10th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Corners Hotel & Student Housing [cancelled]
Replies: 18
Views: 3543

Re: Seven Corners: Hotel (30 stories) & Student Housing (12 stories)

Oof, that's a lot of small scale parcels lost for one mega project. Would be much better if they integrated at least the end buildings into it.
by bubzki2
January 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198993

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

From what I've heard ETR really didn't offer anything all that special, so there was really no reason to head there other than game days. More options in this part of town now makes them a harder sell. A bit more effort and creativity and someone else could find success in this location.