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by talindsay
November 11th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85067

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

To misquote Shakespeare, a streetcar by any other name would smell as sweet. The semantics are just that, semantics. Toronto has some "streetcars" that operate more effectively than our "light rail", with their own ROW and nice station amenities. Meanwhile, the St Louis "light rail" has drivers that...
by talindsay
November 3rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Dreamland on 38th
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Dreamland on 38th

"Dreamland on 38th" sounds like a strip club.
by talindsay
November 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 1012
Views: 171716

Re: Southside - General Topics

It's my clinic, and the only one very close to there. During the Floyd protests, the neighbors were protecting this because it was the only pharmacy in greater Longfellow not to have been essentially destroyed. I'd love to see a more attractive building, but access to healthcare is way more importan...
by talindsay
October 29th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]
Replies: 100
Views: 15937

Re: Midtown Greenway Trail [not the transit thread]

There will be several miles of light rail running in the same corridor as freight rail in the very near future, I'm certain they could design a delivery spot somewhere along that. The Southwest tracks will certainly be operational before the 31st Ave S bridge becomes unworkable.
by talindsay
October 15th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 168
Views: 18171

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

The House has voted to fund it. Before you crack the domestic non-vintage sparkling wine, wait for the Senate to vote and the governor to sign it. If the Senate passes the bill, it will probably be after significant changes that require the two houses to create a compromise before it goes to the gov...
by talindsay
October 12th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85067

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Oh man, Southwest better be before 2024...
by talindsay
October 12th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85067

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Wow, I've been tracking these projects long enough to know that an opening date of 2033 is realistic, but the fact that they're *already* predicting it that far out seems kind of outrageous. To me this seems like a higher-value line than the [s]Bottineau[/s] Blue Line Extension, and it's less expens...
by talindsay
October 5th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 257
Views: 53250

Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

It sounds like they're also planning to build a new branch at the 36th and Lake intersection, I bet at the Tim Hortons location?
by talindsay
September 14th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4600
Views: 449901

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Just think of what University and Snelling would look like if they'd been this willing to invest in grade separation when Dubya was president.
by talindsay
September 14th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4600
Views: 449901

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

At least we were primed for the wait by the central corridor, which was also way late with the FFGA -- but not this late. Nice that it finally came through.
by talindsay
September 13th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: University of Minnesota - General Topics
Replies: 576
Views: 120853

Re: University of Minnesota - General Topics

The Fieldhouse is available to members of the U's rec center whenever it's not in use for IA, but I'm often the only one or one of just a few using it, while the horrible rec track on the upper floor of the main rec center is crowded. I'm not sure if people don't know it's there, or if they're intim...
by talindsay
September 8th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58494

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Wow, that's terrible. That would move it from barely workable to useless as an actual travel option and make it just a tourist gimmick. My own experience riding it has been that the majority of people I've talked with weren't tourists taking a train ride - they were people getting somewhere, with so...
by talindsay
June 4th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Yeah, based on what we know right now I'm inclined to agree. Frey wasn't up to the task, and was waffling over how to address the crisis. In general I think the governor did pretty well but clearly he, too, underestimated what it was going to take Friday night. All the elected officials were afraid ...
by talindsay
June 1st, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 257
Views: 53250

Re: Southside - General Topics

That's good news, glad to hear they're already committing to rebuild. We really need that affordable housing.
by talindsay
June 1st, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I was shocked to find the Holiday at Hiawatha and 46th had burned. That's way outside the affected areas otherwise. It was also oddly personal because when she was little my daughter always wanted to go there to wash our car because their car wash had an animated rain drop that she thought was cute.
by talindsay
May 28th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 257
Views: 53250

Re: Southside - General Topics

Does anybody know whether the small restaurants - Midori's, Gandhi Mahal, etc. - were damaged? And how about the post office?
by talindsay
May 11th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 95030

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

This signage could be a case study in bad messaging. Please everybody have empathy for other users who may or may not be correctly interpreting the signs and making choices accordingly.
by talindsay
May 5th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58494

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

They'll probably soon be retiring the locomotives purchased contemporaneously with when the original second-train studies began, so they'll even be the same thing originally specified.

[edit to note this is wry humor, not a serious suggestion]
by talindsay
May 4th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Future of the forum
Replies: 36
Views: 2494

Re: Future of the forum

I'd be happy to throw in $20 a year to help keep the whole thing simple, independent, and ad free. Sounds like we just need a volunteer administrator and a few people to throw in a little cash and maybe some beer for the person who volunteers to run it.
by talindsay
April 29th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1621
Views: 166192

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I do wonder why they didn't consider an underpass, which could be done with far less total gradient.