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by David Greene
August 4th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144648

Re: RE: Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Look at 5th St downtown as an analogue to what Broadway LRT might look like. But it doesn't have to look like that at all, right? There are lots of adjacent mostly empty parking lots to extend ROW and at pinch points we can do things like share lanes with general traffic. I'm just thinking of the t...
by David Greene
August 4th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144648

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Penn is not a viable alternative due to the takings required. A good amount of W. Broadway is fronted by parking lots. Seems like we could do something with that. The trickiest stretch of W. Broadway is probably Emerson to around Irving, where RIRO might be necessary. How critical are connections to...
by David Greene
July 30th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1621
Views: 165925

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Way back when we were kids my sister did a somersault off her bike due to exactly this issue. It wasn't pretty.

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by David Greene
February 24th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin
Replies: 39
Views: 10012

Re: Vision Loss Resources Redevelopment - Lyndale & Franklin

There are still a number of old structures on Fremont and Girard that could make way for more density. More difficult than the restaurant-not-a-restaurant but easier than the YWCA our McD's.

Not to mention the huge parking lots near Lund's, ACME Machine and Cub.


by David Greene
February 14th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144648

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I mean, you realize that building under a major street is a completely different beast than under railway ROW, right? Not that I would oppose it but the state strikes me as a bad comparison.

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by David Greene
February 14th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28495

Re: RE: Re: Ayd Mill Road

How is this a thing that still gets said, here of all places, in 2020? Because we're talking about a very specific road and fairly unique situation. If AMR really has little benefit for St. Paul residents then most of the traffic is cut-through, non-local trips. Eliminating the road won't eliminate...
by David Greene
February 14th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144648

Re: RE: Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

it's a garbage route that barely serves North Minneapolis. The route is far from perfect and I'd personally prefer a different alignment but the current route down Olson would serve quite a large number of North residents. It does a lot more than "barely" serve North Minneapolis. Sent from my Pixel...
by David Greene
February 14th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28495

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Would it though? Or would it just create more dangerous intersections further down Snelling or on other local roads? What's your opinion on connecting AYM directly to 94? As for pollution, those cars are going to go somewhere. The pollution won't just go away by closing one road. It could actually g...
by David Greene
February 13th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28495

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Curious about what kind of traffic safety and pollution issues there are with a completely grade-separated road that IME rarely is congested.

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by David Greene
February 13th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85607

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

Don't say much about what "upgrade" means. Better sensors/timing?

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by David Greene
February 4th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: RE: Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Does anyone know the service plan for existing and new bus routes that will be our in operation once light rail service begins in 2023? I may have asked this before, but I don’t remember if I did. Materials I have read, discuss how the light rail will help Golden The Golden triangle area. I underst...
by David Greene
February 1st, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

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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by David Greene
December 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Public Participation in Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 4162

Re: Public Participation in Planning

I will hold up Stops for Us as an example of "opposition" meant to pressure public agencies to do the right thing. Members were opposed to a Green Line without stations at Hamline, Victoria and Western. They not only won, they changed the federal rules to allow communities throughout the country to ...
by David Greene
November 14th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144648

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I don't know how realistic this is but perhaps this is an opportunity to redesign the line to follow West Broadway instead of BNSF. Start with a shorter segment to Robbinsdale with later extension to Brooklyn Park. Yes, it would start the process over but if BNSF isn't going to budge, better to do t...
by David Greene
October 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 539
Views: 55101

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Unfortunately accurate.

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by David Greene
October 6th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 109
Views: 14277

Re: RE: Re: E Line Arterial BRT

"Zero density or demand"? Along France north of 44th perhaps, but when you get to Excelsior it picks up again, especially where Excelsior meets Lake Street. SWLRT will serve that area just fine. Maybe some people at Lake & Excelsior will go to points south and vice-versa but does it justify a major...
by David Greene
September 26th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194622

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I really liked working downtown St. Paul. Wish we were still there.

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by David Greene
September 20th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 178
Views: 28269

Re: RE: Re: Crime

If we want to fight crime, then we need to fight the causes of crime: poverty and segregation. Having more police officers doesn't address either of those. It is possible to address those things while also investing in policing in a responsible way. People do deserve safe neighborhoods. Sent from m...
by David Greene
September 11th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

That makes no sense to me.

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by David Greene
September 6th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1621
Views: 165925

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

It should be permanent. And narrow the traffic lane.

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