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by talindsay
November 6th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 539
Views: 55298

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

According to Wired, the NTSB has determined, among other things, that the Uber self-driving cars weren't programmed to detect pedestrians outside crosswalks (!!!):
https://www.wired.com/story/ubers-self- ... ld-jaywalk
by talindsay
November 4th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 17186

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

I'm not actually surprised. Talking with the owner of Banh Appetit a couple weeks back, he told me that they'd had every intention of reopening in their old location, but the rent in the new building was so much higher that they couldn't justify it. I'm guessing that's what's happening here. Hopeful...
by talindsay
October 31st, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 33
Views: 10667

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

My favorite part is the picture on page 11 with the dude sitting on the bench holding out a can, and the dude digging in his pocket in front of him. Shows what the architects think of Dinkytown, eh? Snark aside, nobody could accuse it of being an attractive building. I understand this is college hou...
by talindsay
October 29th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Area - St. Louis Park
Replies: 189
Views: 37958

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Damn really? I thought that was next month. Wanted to go one last time.
Guess you'll have to microwave your own pasta sauce.
by talindsay
October 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor Development & MinHi Line
Replies: 214
Views: 59142

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

I'd say you're both right -- rationally, people shouldn't consider the sunk costs, but people aren't always rational.
I mean, it's called the sunk costs fallacy for a reason.
by talindsay
October 25th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit
Replies: 589
Views: 64172

Re: B Line Lake St Rapid Bus, Midtown Rail Transit

Can someone remind me, so the main benefits on travel times from this type of BRT is that it will have fewer stops along it's route, higher frequency and signal priority correct? Or are they considering the red painted bus only lanes during some parts of the day like we see on Hennepin and Chicago ...
by talindsay
October 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 62929

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

One thing that needs to happen is to build more of a base in the MSP region for these services rather than relying on individual regions in Greater MN to lobby for their lines. This. The Greater MN regions all are absolutely auto-dependent so a train into the Cities, while nice for commuters or cas...
by talindsay
October 8th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 539
Views: 55298

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Meanwhile, vaping is how the tobacco industry got the number of people addicted to nicotine to grow again and electric vehicles will be the excuse used to ward off changes that might help decrease car dependence, so, yeah... It's the auto industry's dream future - people still moving in privately o...
by talindsay
October 2nd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 956
Views: 102990

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

So I'll grant I'm giving them a huge benefit of the doubt, but the location in the lede would be where the disclosure occurred, not where the site will be developed. So if the developer disclosed more details in Minneapolis, then it's correct.
by talindsay
September 24th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 328
Views: 89134

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

There appears not to be a thread on Alia, but with Eleven securing financing, the Strib is reporting Lux as saying the Alia project is dead: http://www.startribune.com/financing-se ... 561273132/
by talindsay
September 4th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54468

Re: Bike Share

Around Cedar-Riverside they'd been putting the "hubs" in the main traffic area of sidewalks. I complained about one of the more egregious ones on Twitter and they removed it. It appears that they'd been operating under the assumption that dockless hubs could be marked wherever they felt like it, wit...
by talindsay
August 30th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 163
Views: 28627

Re: Ayd Mill Road

Just a note that Google *LOVES* Ayd Mill Road. Getting from any part of Minneapolis near Lake Street to anything in the general vicinity of Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, etc., Google will send you on Ayd Mill Road 100% of the time. My wife and I joke that it would probably send us to Duluth via Ay...
by talindsay
August 27th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Re: Carbucks

Okay, so I'm late to the game. But we don't appear to have a thread on it, do we?
by talindsay
August 27th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Carbucks

Sorry if there's already a thread for it. I'm now driving by the Starbucks at Snelling and Marshall every weekday morning and I have to say I'm blown away that such a phenomenally terrible land use was approved this decade by Saint Paul. Drive thrus of any sort don't belong in a place that dense, bu...
by talindsay
August 26th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinky "tower" - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 33
Views: 10667

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

It goes unsaid how huge that council turnover in the 2013 election was for development.
Of course, it doesn't go unsaid because you said it. I guess we'll see if that holds true though; Dinkytown has weird specific politics.
by talindsay
August 7th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 199042

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Old Spaghetti Factory is closing August 24th.
http://www.fox9.com/news/old-spaghetti- ... inneapolis
Whatever will I do the next time I feel like eating salty, soggy, flavorless pasta in a worn-out environment full of screaming kids and angry suburban parents?
by talindsay
July 29th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54468

Re: Bike Share

Can't expect bikes to become a widely accepted part of a multi-modal solution if you gatekeep their access to the most physically fit and able bodied riders...
"most physically fit"? Commuting on a current NiceRide bike isn't exactly the Tour de France.
by talindsay
July 29th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 336
Views: 54468

Re: Bike Share

Great. So much for getting sedentary people to be active - just give them a motor instead. They'll need to change their branding and advertising.
by talindsay
July 18th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 777
Views: 113180

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

So SPUD is too far from the major activity center to be any good for commuter-type operations. It's fine for things like Amtrak. But there really are a lot of places where a west-side commuter rail terminal could be developed in the unlikely event that commuter rail ever actually demanded it. I thin...
by talindsay
July 16th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 17628

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Their jobs have absolutely nothing to do with basic parking economics. Why would any team from the Fed waste time away from projects they are assigned as part of their jobs, to look at parking? So that they sound passably intelligent in presenting their request to the city. You're right at a functi...