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by talindsay
May 4th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 18
Views: 3770

Re: Carbucks

Probably too much to wish for, but maybe they'll remove the drive thru approval and/or Starbucks will voluntarily get rid of the drive thru.
by talindsay
March 31st, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surly Brewery - (Malcolm Avenue & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 181
Views: 49818

Re: Stadium Village

Does that include the restaurant they were shutting down to avoid union action?
by talindsay
March 31st, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 880
Views: 90440

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Routing the light rail to the back never made sense and it continues not to make sense. The platforms in the back were designed for intercity heavy rail, while the streetcars and local transportation always served the front. I'm sure logic will prevail.
by talindsay
March 29th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 856
Views: 104153

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

They were the Nazi party restaurant, no? Redevelopment is probably a good idea.
by talindsay
March 29th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 281
Views: 65507

Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

The Wendy's / AutoZone area is disappointing, but totally understandable, to be rebuilt just as they were given the circumstances of their demolition. But these low-intensity uses are still better than the barren sea of Target's outer parking lot right at the corner, which never has any cars in it (...
by talindsay
March 25th, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1054
Views: 196640

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Why would we fix giant emoji? They're amazing.
by talindsay
March 1st, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 644
Views: 69278

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I think it's a realistic expectation that a single LRV, identical to the ones used on the Green and Blue Lines but not in train, would serve as the "streetcar" for this line. Same goes for the Riverview line. Our LRVs are what's called a "tram" in Europe, and the distinction between "light rail" and...
by talindsay
February 25th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 644
Views: 69278

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

I'll be interested to see how well this works on Marshall, it's a tight corridor for everything they're trying to do on it. I do think that's probably part of the issue with floating bus stops there, it would make things even tighter. Another consideration might be snow clearing in the winter, as Sa...
by talindsay
February 22nd, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4679
Views: 467599

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I was less interested in this line when I first dug into Twin Cities transit planning shortly after moving here in 1999, but if memory serves, this went southwest while the reserved ROW along 394/12 was intended to link Lake Minnetonka to the city via light rail - so this line was never envisioned g...
by talindsay
February 11th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)
Replies: 72
Views: 14601

Re: Suburban Transit (Opt-out Services Providers)

You're not wrong, but I think the concept of "opting out" makes it a little hard to integrate them into a "branding umbrella of Metro Transit". Those are suburban groups that specifically don't -- or at least, a few decades back, didn't -- want to be "familiar with the brand". I do think the politic...
by talindsay
February 4th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 880
Views: 90440

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

I dunno, back when CCLRT was being planned I didn't want them to build the infill stations because it would slow down the line, but I was wrong - accessibility and mobility isn't the same as speed, and when the two come in conflict with each other, accessibility and mobility is the more important of...
by talindsay
February 1st, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 609
Views: 172075

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I drive by here almost every day and have been watching this one go up. What do we know about it? Their website makes all sorts of absurd claims - "just a block from the UST campus", "on a BRT line", "all the fun that Saint Paul has to offer" among others. Looks like it meant to be student housing, ...
by talindsay
February 1st, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ideas on Funding
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: Ideas on Funding

I apologize if you're suggesting dedicated transit taxes *beyond* the dedicated transit taxes we already have, but our existing guaranteed transit funding is very new - 2008 being the creation of the CTIB. We basically already experienced the benefit and drawback of regional transit funding with the...
by talindsay
January 25th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line Extension - Bottineau LRT
Replies: 1287
Views: 161336

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Frankly, the old AA documents and the rationale for the old LPA aren't just irrelevant, they're records of why they made the wrong choice at that time. They ruled out as too expensive and slow options that might have been buildable and would have served more people, in the name of a supposedly cheap...
by talindsay
January 21st, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4679
Views: 467599

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The tunnels may seem kind of ridiculous given that we haven't built them where they're more appropriate - downtown Mpls, under the Snelling intersection, etc. But transit reliability is generally better in a tunnel, and this is already funded and rolling forward so I can't imagine any logic in revis...
by talindsay
January 13th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 413
Views: 74879

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

If we're spending half a billion dollars, let's tack a few stops onto the eastern end of the Green Line and offer better quality service to the first-ring spots (and maybe 3M) where the ridership potential is obvious. Or alternatively, let's build 10 aBRT lines--give, say, 3 of 'em to the Eastside ...
by talindsay
January 11th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S
Replies: 23
Views: 4064

Re: 4601 Minnehaha Ave S

Can anyone shed light on why so few condominiums are being built? Just speculation, but recall that condos were the big boom and bust of the 2000s, and a lot of developers got burned when the bottom fell out of that market in 2007-2008. In 2009-2010 there was a glut of unsold condos on the market. ...
by talindsay
January 11th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - News & General Topics
Replies: 1038
Views: 190446

Re: Southside - General Topics

Oof. Do I know this friend? I had a friend of mine say they heard someone was tearing down the "Sears" in downtown Minneapolis. And I was just like, Daytons? They're definitely not doing that. Refused to believe me. Is your friend a suburbanite? My guess is they're thinking of the Lake Street Kmart...
by talindsay
January 4th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 151
Views: 32066

Re: Tunnels!

Back in 2003 I asked a Met Council person why they hadn't considered elevating the (Hiawatha) line through downtown to remove grade conflict and the dude laughed dismissively, saying it would interfere with the skyways. That seemed like an unsatisfactory response to me, but Metro Council has clearly...
by talindsay
December 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Interstate 94
Replies: 255
Views: 33241

Re: Interstate 94

Weren't the interstate highways originally built so we could drive tanks and missile launchers on them if the Soviet Union attacked? Yes, the Eisenhower administration intended to have ring highways (beltways) around the cities, and interstates connecting those beltways; they didn't anticipate pier...