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by gopherfan
August 3rd, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Breaking News: BNSF right-of-way is officially dead for Bottineau.

https://content.govdelivery.com/account ... ns/29891ee
by gopherfan
June 24th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110249

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

The buildings burned out will definitely be demolished. There's no way they can be renovated. Will they be rebuilt the same as before? Also definitely not. These sites, for better or worse are now the prime locations for redevelopment in the Twin Cities.
by gopherfan
November 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Maple Grove - General Topics
Replies: 26
Views: 5816

Re: Maple Grove - General Topics

by gopherfan
November 17th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Even still they can make it work and it would be nice.

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by gopherfan
November 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Based on real world dimensions from University for LRT right-of-way and station platform dimensions, I think below would work and still be a great street for Broadway. This also leaves 12' of pedestrian space on each side of the street. Per Siemens, the manufacturer of our light rail, the trains are...
by gopherfan
November 14th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

The Blue Line we deserve:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=109s4P ... sp=sharing

Here, I'll do what you shoulda did (Met Council) 10 years ago...
https://youtu.be/K4GAQtGtd_0?t=243

Throw out that old plan already!!!
by gopherfan
October 29th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1386
Views: 176096

Re: Nicollet Mall

Here's why Nicollet was never going to be a pedestrian only mall and do away with the transit buses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tg9IMCKa5M
by gopherfan
October 10th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 203
Views: 40586

Re: Fantasy maps

All great points! I keep thinking that Route 2 acts like a loop bus for the U of M area. It works about perfect, since if you were to get off at Coffman I don't think you could walk faster to where it loops back at 15th - meaning it makes more sense to just remain on the bus and take the loop. Portl...
by gopherfan
October 10th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 203
Views: 40586

Re: Fantasy maps

I assume you are talking about something like the gold loop on here or the maroon loop. However, using our existing transit infrastructure 7th & 8th St BRT stops (Purple) and 2nd & Marquette bus lanes (Blue) would be best for frequent loop service. The riverfront needs one too for Mill District & No...
by gopherfan
September 30th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30257

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A look inside of the progress by Snow Kreilich
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3BIorIFuJY/
by gopherfan
August 20th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285968

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

REAL BUS LANES in Minneapolis!
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by gopherfan
August 15th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 776
Views: 112498

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

This long conversation belongs in Fantasy Maps or Intercity Rail. Nothing to do with Metro Transit's Northstar...
by gopherfan
August 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 448796

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

The intersection was Oak Grove St and Lyndale/Hennepin.
I had a coworker get hit walking at the same intersection to the bus back in May. The city really needs to prioritize peds + bikes over fast turning cars at that intersection!
by gopherfan
July 17th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285968

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

https://www.metrotransit.org/hennepin-bus-lanes

More info. The rush hour only restriction is disappointing.
by gopherfan
June 19th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1148
Views: 143129

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

reusing a couple miles of SWLRT tracks and hitting West End
Problem - St. Louis Park doesn't want light rail in their city.
by gopherfan
June 19th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements
Replies: 305
Views: 49116

Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Vehicles have been particularly bad lately at blocking the box downtown going E/W with Hennepin reconstruction occurring. Cars don't seem to care if they endanger 10 pedestrians or make 30 people on a bus wait for them. The city doesn't seem to care about the problem either, saying the traffic light...
by gopherfan
June 12th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278347

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Demo of the bus shelter started this morning. They are also out with chainsaws this morning cutting down some of the large trees that were installed as part of the Nicollet remodel. Sad to see these go already. If the city was smart they would have moved these trees to the locations of others that d...
by gopherfan
May 22nd, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 109
Views: 14242

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

Anyone make it to the open house last night? Any major new updates?
by gopherfan
March 29th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 6231

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Per Monday's MetCouncil meeting the latest METRO map shows purple could go to either Rush or Riverview, so there is still hope it would go to Riverview!

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