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by talindsay
September 14th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448191

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: 4598
Views: 448191

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: 116537

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: 399
Views: 56603

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: 80
Views: 4727

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: 246
Views: 50364

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: 80
Views: 4727

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: 246
Views: 50364

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: 597
Views: 91121

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: 399
Views: 56603

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: 2385

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: 1617
Views: 165117

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I do wonder why they didn't consider an underpass, which could be done with far less total gradient.
by talindsay
April 29th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1024
Views: 158088

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Forcing pedestrians and bikers to coexist in +13 feet of width is a bad idea. It isn't ideal, but it works well enough on Franklin. I think the key thing they got right on Franklin is to have bicycle traffic signed one way on each side, with a design that fairly successfully reinforces that. In a n...
by talindsay
April 29th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

Whatever one's personal opinion about motorcycles may be, they are explicitly legal, licensed vehicles for interstate travel. As such, freeways designed for legal, licensed vehicles should be designed to be as safe as possible for vehicles so licensed.
by talindsay
April 27th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

Cable median barriers are crazy dangerous for motorcyclists. While a motorcyclist in a crash will hit against a guard rail, they can get decapitated by cable median barriers. I was under the impression that they were generally discouraged for this reason. I think the solution to that is simple. Don...
by talindsay
April 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: Proposed Cable Median Barriers on at-grade highways

Cable median barriers are crazy dangerous for motorcyclists. While a motorcyclist in a crash will hit against a guard rail, they can get decapitated by cable median barriers. I was under the impression that they were generally discouraged for this reason.
by talindsay
April 26th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 63297

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

I mean, it's kind of absurd to contrast the Greenway with the Hiawatha Trail and come to the conclusion that it's the grass that makes the Greenway more popular. It may be a factor, but let me list a few other possible factors: * The Greenway is wider than Hiawatha * The Greenway has a consistent as...
by talindsay
April 24th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91121

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Why is West River Parkway open to vehicles at all? It doesn't provide access to anything that other roads don't. Just close it all.
In principle I agree with you, but there are several houses with driveways directly on the parkway.
by talindsay
April 24th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 63297

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

Yes, and there's plenty of study demonstrating that there's enough space for that too. The MGC seems to let themselves get sidetracked by the most mundane details of the Greenway as-is: I know there's been opposition to removing the sloping sides and replacing them with retaining walls to better acc...
by talindsay
April 23rd, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 584
Views: 63297

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

I mean, to be fair to them, those decisions were made more than twenty years ago, when the Greenway itself was a wild place with no legal use to speak of (and a track spur still present, though unused, to my understanding), and there was no passenger rail operating in the Twin Cities. I suspect that...