Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby FISHMANPET » November 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Maybe they figure that after all of this kerfuffle over the Kenilworth corridor that more people will want to use it!

But yeah with most traffic going straight on the Greenway seems a little strange. All that intersection needs is a little more visibility coming off of Kenilworth.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 19th, 2015, 8:59 pm

Why are we reinforcing the faux prairie area anyhow? It's sucks to bike. Sun and usually ridiculous winds. Was likely woods and wetlands before it was 54 flippin train tracks.
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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Silophant » November 19th, 2015, 10:55 pm

Tbh, I would be okay with having bike roundabouts at both the Greenway and Cedar Lake intersections.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » November 20th, 2015, 10:33 am

It's sucks to bike. Sun and usually ridiculous winds. Was likely woods and wetlands before it was 54 flippin train tracks.
I have had the same thought for years. That particular stretch is pretty awful to bike.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby talindsay » November 20th, 2015, 2:42 pm

It's sucks to bike. Sun and usually ridiculous winds. Was likely woods and wetlands before it was 54 flippin train tracks.
I have had the same thought for years. That particular stretch is pretty awful to bike.
Ah, summer cycling uses, clearly. In the winter I love running this stretch because it's sunny and relatively dry while most everything else isn't.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby grant1simons2 » December 16th, 2015, 10:47 pm

http://edenprairie.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=6679

Page 18 has plans for the extension of the SW Station ramp and waiting area.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby intercomnut » December 16th, 2015, 11:00 pm

http://edenprairie.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=6679

Page 18 has plans for the extension of the SW Station ramp and waiting area.
Once again the terminal will not have a center platform.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Nick » December 16th, 2015, 11:01 pm

(they say the Pledge of Allegiance!)

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby trigonalmayhem » December 21st, 2015, 5:18 pm

So they get a big fancy parking ramp and wood paneling while the rest of us wait shivering in the cold? Nice.

Seriously those renderings look like a hotel lobby not a transit center. The disparity between that and urban amenities is striking. The main downtown station on nicollet barely has any shelter from the elements.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Anondson » December 29th, 2015, 3:54 pm

The December 2015 newsletter is out. A bunch of sketches of sites in this. Notes prep work to begin 2016 fall.

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts ... ns/12d4d8a

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby mulad » December 31st, 2015, 3:11 pm

I think the newsletter's main headline is worth repeating here: 80% of the local funding has been lined up, but another $135 million needs to be allocated from local/state sources before the FTA will pay out their share. This will be something to keep an eye on for the 2016 legislative session.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby TroyGBiv » December 31st, 2015, 9:19 pm

hopefully the billion+ surplus helps - but I have a feeling that the MNGOP are gunning for this... they are still saying they won't move into the new Senate Office Building... they are overwhelmingly anti-urban / anti-transit.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby MNdible » January 1st, 2016, 1:40 pm

Don't worry. The Itasca Group's got this.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby mattaudio » January 1st, 2016, 5:19 pm

The Consortium...

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby seanrichardryan » January 2nd, 2016, 9:53 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » January 2nd, 2016, 3:06 pm

That picture is just rich. Pure gold.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Tiller » January 2nd, 2016, 7:16 pm

“It appears the Met Council is stonewalling,” said LPA spokeswoman Mary Pattock. “It makes us wonder what they have to hide.”

And someone uses the term "Met Kremlin" in the comments.

Garbage.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby TroyGBiv » January 4th, 2016, 1:36 am

It is amazing how much "anti" is poisoning our culture... The Met Council has made an enormous, positive contribution to our metropolitan area... reckless development and extraordinarily poor planning has created staggering problems for other cities... Our "anti" everything sentiment is about destroying any and all things intelligent. I no longer read the comment sections in the paper... pathetic.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby VacantLuxuries » January 4th, 2016, 9:35 am

A bit of 'anti', a bit of 'the customer is always right', a bit of 'if I can't understand it, it must be a conspiracy'...

There are a lot of toxic attitudes that are poisoning our culture, and the lucky Met Council seems to be the target of all of them.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby TroyGBiv » January 4th, 2016, 4:42 pm

agreed


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