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by ProspectPete
February 29th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94
Replies: 20
Views: 2693

Re: East of Pascal, West of Lexington, north of I-94

It would be interesting if there could be some sort of development on the Target Parking lots for the "old" store which hug University Ave.
Those lots are almost always empty, since they are so far from the front entrance of Target.
by ProspectPete
February 29th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 27178

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

Interesting article on a pilot project going on in Kansas City. Uber meets commuter van.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovatio ... 19/?no-ist
by ProspectPete
February 27th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182306

Re: MSP Airport

I've just flown out of MSP today. Yes the line is longer and you can't see the checkpoints themselves when you get in them, which fills one with dread. But they really fly. I think I was in line for about 10 min.
by ProspectPete
February 25th, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 717
Views: 61549

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Or maybe they are against it because it's so flawed.
by ProspectPete
February 18th, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

As a temporary poor man's solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dojJFzraiOE

Low cost, low tech... and people Jay walk all the time there anyhow.
by ProspectPete
February 15th, 2016, 8:59 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Article in the P Press this morning related to the MLS stadium:
http://www.twincities.com/2016/02/12/st ... egal-bill/
by ProspectPete
February 9th, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Midway YMCA
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: New Midway YMCA

Nice article about the new YMCA.

I was surprised that it had roughly the same square footage as the old building.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/02/08/st ... usy-start/
by ProspectPete
February 8th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14700

Re: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study

St Paul answer is to put bike lanes on high speed high volume streets. Recent examples: Front Ave. Cleveland Ave. Lexington pkwy and now University Ave? What's next... a bike lane down Snelling? If they do this, for pete's sake please make it protected, unlike the aforementioned. Imagine putting bi...
by ProspectPete
February 8th, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study
Replies: 107
Views: 14700

Re: University Avenue Traffic Lane Modification Study

St Paul answer is to put bike lanes on high speed high volume streets. Recent examples: Front Ave. Cleveland Ave. Lexington pkwy and now University Ave? What's next... a bike lane down Snelling?
If they do this, for pete's sake please make it protected, unlike the aforementioned.
by ProspectPete
January 14th, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

I think that the St Paul should consider putting diagonal crosswalks & signals at Snelling and University, to be used during high volume events at the new stadium (or maybe during the State Fair). They have them at Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, and they work great wonderfully, especially when there are...
by ProspectPete
January 12th, 2016, 9:09 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 32200

Re: 2700 University Ave

Maybe they put a mural of a grocery storefront on that blank wall.

Meanwhile just 5 blocks away in Mpls... a 15 story apt building going up with an actual street level grocery store.

Baaaahhh! St Paul.. always the bridesmaid & never the bride.
by ProspectPete
January 12th, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Is it me or does the estimate of $40 million seem kind of steep for a TOD parking ramp?
by ProspectPete
January 12th, 2016, 2:15 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.....

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s4014221.s ... um=twitter
by ProspectPete
January 8th, 2016, 10:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

When is the legislature scheduled to give the green light so we can all (hopefully) breathe a collective sigh of relief?
by ProspectPete
December 22nd, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54811

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

It also seems that the shelters don't protect the passengers from road splash. It also would've been nice to add a sturdy concrete bollard at the upstream part of each platform to protect the passengers in case of a car swerving up onto the platform. Snelling has speeds upwards of 40+ mph. Seems lik...
by ProspectPete
December 17th, 2015, 12:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 583
Views: 154260

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I look at this site as a mini-Ford plant site. Lots of potential. As far as biking is concerned, there are train tracks which lead from the lumberyard and the go parallel to Wabash over 280. It could be nice to use that ROW and integrate a bike trail from Franklin, through the site, and over 280, an...
by ProspectPete
December 15th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 54811

Re: "A Line" Snelling Avenue Arterial Bus

It looks like the platforms are no higher than the rest of the curbs in the city.

Can't tell from the pictures if the A line busses "squat" to allow wheelchairs to access (through the back door).
by ProspectPete
December 9th, 2015, 9:45 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 583
Views: 154260

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Pioneer Press on the Palace Theater renovation--

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_ ... town-music
by ProspectPete
November 30th, 2015, 11:24 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110649

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

So, there was a guy at the Granada soccer game who was a soccer wonk, and he stated that some of the current MLS teams are good enough to be competitive in the Spanish league. When I asked him to clarify he said that they could beat some of the under performing teams (like Granada). I guess that goe...
by ProspectPete
November 30th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 848
Views: 85238

Re: Riverview Corridor (Alternatives Analysis)

What do they want the line to be? Like the Blue Line with it's low density/ high speed route the the airport? Or the Green Line, an LRT serving dense areas of the city at lower speeds and with more stops? Has that question been answered and embraced by all stakeholders? It could resemble the Blue li...