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by talindsay
March 5th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 164559

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Maybe it's because I grew up in a terrible outer suburb of Saint Louis at the height of sprawl, but I can't imagine a speed limit below 25 mph would be even vaguely achievable. Even 25 won't be enforced until the driver gets close to 10 over.
by talindsay
February 25th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18497

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

So I'm struggling to understand this "district". When I think of the Warehouse District and the Mill District, both former industrial areas turned urban neighborhoods, the revitalization started with conversions of existing old, interesting industrial buildings into lofts and creative commercial spa...
by talindsay
February 25th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 51930

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

So I'm a big fan of trying to increase density over a larger area as opposed to building tall buildings for the sake of tall buildings, and honestly I was preparing to respond here that people shouldn't hate on 8-story medium density housing. Then I looked at the proposal and was reminded of this sp...
by talindsay
February 19th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30349

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations. https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/status/1229842090852528134 They should absolutely be incorporating retail into the busier stations. Build...
by talindsay
February 3rd, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Due process is such an inconvenience...
by talindsay
January 30th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Yeah, my issue with this is that it doesn't stop the practice of using minor equipment infractions as an excuse to pull somebody over and check for major violations. Several years ago a Park Police officer followed me on the River Parkway all the way from downtown to Lake Street at about 11 pm, and ...
by talindsay
January 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 583
Views: 154318

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Hope they find funds, it seems like a no brainer to me.
by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 403
Views: 58506

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

https://twitter.com/ByJanetMoore/status/1217571661224054784 I don't quite get how there can be $10M of environmental and design work for extending two Hiawatha trips from Milwaukee to St Paul (according to the feasibility study from like a decade ago), but, hey, potential progress! Many years ago I...
by talindsay
January 15th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4605
Views: 450423

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I would like our Engineering teams to acknowledge that many politicians will not sacrifice maximum car movement for the sake of transit operations. They should then design transit projects so that poor political decisions will have minimal negative effect on transit operations. This is where we sho...
by talindsay
January 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 22724

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Wow, look at that property tax bill. That's per year. That's amazing.
by talindsay
January 13th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4605
Views: 450423

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's striking how much more willing they are to build expensive bridges to grade separate this line out in wealthy suburbia than they were to do the same for the two dense lines running in the core. Imagine how much cleaner the Snelling / University intersection would be if they'd built a tunnel or ...
by talindsay
December 11th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Population / Density - General Discussion
Replies: 260
Views: 54660

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

So I haven't read the charter in years and am apparently too lazy to look. Given the huge population increase that's happened since 2000, is there a mechanism to consider adding an altogether new ward, rather than allowing the number of people per councilmember to rise so substantially?
by talindsay
December 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2424
Views: 291538

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

I don’t think the final design will be a carbon copy of the test ones.
Nope, they'll be a plastic copy - carbon is more expensive :-P
by talindsay
December 4th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 33
Views: 10667

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I'm most impressed by the staff recommended denial of the FAR, because they go to the trouble to (a) specifically call out the new Minneapolis 2040 plan and how this could have been made to comply with it; and (b) point to the massing of the building as a specific reason for not supporting the ten-s...
by talindsay
December 2nd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 257
Views: 53503

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

So maybe this was discussed under some different thread or name but I can't find evidence of it. Since this project is right by my house and works toward reducing the acres of needless parking lots that dominate the highly-promising intersection of Minnehaha and Lake, I dug into this a bit. I'm a bi...
by talindsay
November 25th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 227
Views: 29944

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

One, two, five (*three sir*) three!
by talindsay
November 20th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 182327

Re: MSP Airport

I had flights to both New Jersey and Chicago on Delta this year that flew out of the B concourse. Sadly the New Jersey flight had been scheduled on a new A220 out of the C concourse but was delayed (because EWR is *always* delayed) and so I switched to a CRJ-900 flight out of the B concourse. I'd be...
by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54455

Re: Bike Share

Personally I'm hoping the scooters prove a short trend and leave the market when the novelty wears off.
by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54455

Re: Bike Share

So the current blue bikes definitely ride better than the current green bikes. I don't see any reason why the docked bikes can't be more like the dockless bikes from a ride perspective though - there's nothing inherent about docking or not that requires the things about the two types of bikes that a...