Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby fehler » April 21st, 2016, 11:05 am

Ole Piper Inn can't be considered Lakeville, as classic as it is.
It's been around for at least thirty years (maybe longer), and it's in Lakeville, so I'm not sure why it can't be considered Lakeville, unless you're just counting the old downtown area.
Way older than thirty (ahem.). It's considered "Valley Park", I think. Not quite Apple Valley, but close enough. It has a Rosemount mailing address, as you do in that corner, and a 191 school district.

Lakeville doesn't exist east of Cedar Ave or west of I-35 (that's Orchard Lake, or Credit River if you get too far into the boonies. One of those mental barriers for me, like I never consider anything south of the Crosstown being in "Edina".

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby LakeCharles » April 21st, 2016, 12:13 pm

No kidding. I've never even been to Lakeville and it turns out every else on this forum lived there.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby amiller92 » April 25th, 2016, 9:22 am

The downpour as I was getting ready to head out this morning led me to drive to work. I think that's the fourth time so far this year.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby nBode » April 25th, 2016, 10:50 am

^if I had a car, I probably would've driven, too. But I don't, so I biked! and my pants are still soaked...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MNdible » April 25th, 2016, 10:51 am

Apparently we need to also add a thread for "Embarrassing #humblebrags of Urbanists".

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Tiller » April 25th, 2016, 10:52 am

Apparently we need to also add a thread for "Embarrassing #humblebrags of Urbanists".
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Or change the title. :D

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby nBode » April 27th, 2016, 10:57 am

Oops, sorry; didn't know I wasn't allowed to respond to these without spelling out my own embarrassing confession.

My favorite restaurant is a chain. <Does that qualify?

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Tiller » April 27th, 2016, 11:47 am

Lol It's k, Adam's was a humblebrag too, having driven to work only 4 times this year. (though it's ambiguous, as it could also mean he's only driven to work 4 times because of rain this year.)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MNdible » April 27th, 2016, 12:36 pm

Yeah, I was actually responding to Adam -- your response snuck in before I posted.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby amiller92 » April 27th, 2016, 1:02 pm

There was nothing humble about my minimal-driving brag.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplser » April 27th, 2016, 4:05 pm

I sometimes drive to work if I'm running really late. A whole 4 blocks....

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby nBode » April 27th, 2016, 6:24 pm

Ah, thanks for clarifying. Sorry if I got too snarky.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » July 15th, 2016, 9:18 am

I recently made an offer (haven't closed yet) on a house in south Mpls. The house is located on a street that carries a crosstown bus route, and the house is near enough to the end of the block that there will be some noise (air brakes / bus farts).

Between the open house and when we wrote up the offer a couple hours later, I checked the bus schedule to make sure that service didn't run too frequently or too late in the evenings. I was very pleased to find that service was only hourly in the late evening and the last bus comes past my house at 10:30pm (and 8:30pm on Sunday nights!)




P.S. On the flipside, my urbanist brag is that I can see the very tops of Blue Line trains over the Hiawatha berm & noise wall (just beyond the houses across the street from mine). You can literally see the train go by (silently, thank god) from the front porch.

P.P.S Those houses across the street are tacky 1998-built ones with front garages, and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I feel fine.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » July 15th, 2016, 9:48 am

I'm glad you're now a self-serving homeowner that will fight any potential increased service on the 46.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby PhilmerPhil » August 30th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Screw it, I'm just gonna Uber or car2go to the fair this weekend.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MNdible » August 30th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Just drive to the UofM park and rides -- so blessedly easy, and you can still feel good about yourself for taking the bus down the transitway.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Nick » August 30th, 2016, 10:45 pm

Took us like a good hour and a half Friday morning to get from Loring Park to the fair via the Dunwoody Park and Ride. Two buses filled up (both non-articulated) before they got to us in line, then it took probably twenty minutes to get from Highway 280 to the bus corral. It's a complicated operation obviously, but if you've got $10 it's probably worth the Uber.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby MSPtoMKE » August 31st, 2016, 1:01 am

Route 960 was painless for me both ways on Sunday.
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby LakeCharles » August 31st, 2016, 7:07 am

Just drive to the UofM park and rides -- so blessedly easy, and you can still feel good about yourself for taking the bus down the transitway.
This is the answer. So easy and still quite quick.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby VAStationDude » August 31st, 2016, 9:06 am

I've always had luck with the 960. One year i was the only standing passenger on the way back downtown. Otherwise I've had a seat.


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