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by billhelm
December 14th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Orange Line / 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project
Replies: 837
Views: 106039

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

I used the 535 to connect to the 46 often when I worked downtown, but the connection times were always hit or miss. I huffed it more than once to my house from the 46th St Station rather than wait 30 mins for another bus. And the 535 routinely ran late out of downtown which didn't help. It was faste...
by billhelm
October 17th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Maintaining old houses
Replies: 58
Views: 4454

Re: Maintaining old houses

our 30s era home's windows were replaced roughly 12 years old and we don't have storms with them. I don't miss them, and it's fine without them.
by billhelm
February 4th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

It's because people think DRLs are sufficient for night and/or they think their car turns on nighttime lights automatically.

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IN my case, it's training another driver not to turn off the vehicle from auto setting. :D
by billhelm
January 23rd, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 11124

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

looking forward to this addition to the neighborhood. to be able to walk to a L&B's will be nice.
by billhelm
August 28th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Re: Carbucks

they built a Starbucks at 47th St and Cedar Ave in Minneapolis recently with a drive through. it has not had the same issues, although I was worried that it was going to. Minneapolis only allowed them one curb cut on Cedar (they wanted an entrance too) and I think that helps. It always seems busy, b...
by billhelm
June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 340995

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

It turns urban roads into mini-freeways. See Portland or Park Avenue north of Lake Street.
by billhelm
June 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area
Replies: 54
Views: 10978

Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

At some point, RA MacSammies Elbow Room moved into 48th & Chicago.
last summer. it seems to be doing quite well.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 95745

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

the ped/bike crossing at the 50th/parkway/Portland Y split is particularly problematic and I like turning the parkway into a one way there with a more defined intersection.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 11124

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

NextDoor is absolutely on fire over this one. So much 🙄
I used to find some value in the area nextdoor (I live in Northrop). These days I find the NIMBYs outshout the supporters of these things and I'd rather spend my energy elsewhere.
by billhelm
June 5th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 11124

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

That’s Tom’s popcorn and it’s still there. Dave’s was on 42nd St.


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by billhelm
June 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 43
Views: 11124

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Great news. This will be an awesome addition to the neighborhood.
by billhelm
June 3rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 102
Views: 24296

Re: Electric Scooters

i rode one at open streets for the first time, but i'm not sure i'd do one in traffic.
by billhelm
April 17th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54852

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

the 46 runs a block from my house. I ride it when i can, but it has a terrible connection window with the 535/orange line, especially in the afternoon during rush hour. I've stood around at that station so many times because of a missed connection or a huge gap in between trips... I started taking t...
by billhelm
December 4th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 340995

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

a lot of downtown residents use uber and lyft on nights and weekends, even to go to places like target. I know because I pick a lot of them up. It's not the cheapest, obviously, but it's probably less than the cost of car ownership if they have cheaper modes available during the week.
by billhelm
November 20th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 31643

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I've had issues with their default DNS in the past... changing to 1.1.1.1 has resolved a lot of things...
by billhelm
November 19th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 31643

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

There really aren't any better alternatives for me still. I was already on the 100 plan. I don't really need 300, but I'll take it.

I'm more annoyed about the $8.00/month rental on future equipment (if current breaks/is slow/etc). I hope there's a purchase option.
by billhelm
October 11th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 978
Views: 155131

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

they've installed some kind of sensors in the ceilings of the parking garages which will probably detect openings. I've parked in other facilities with these and they're quite nice and efficient.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 302
Views: 57091

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

With the exception of a food service restaurant and fitness center, Buidling B (the center building) at Excelsior crossings has been vacant for a while.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - 66th Street - General Topics
Replies: 274
Views: 38437

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Very nice. that parking lot is significantly larger than it needs to be.