Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby acs » August 31st, 2016, 9:16 am

I've always taken 960, so I didn't know there was a separate park and ride at Dunwoody. Is it the same bus? If not, just walk 5 blocks down Hennepin and take the 960 it's a breeze.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seanrichardryan » August 31st, 2016, 3:29 pm

I Uber'd twice. Twas lovely.
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby sdho » September 3rd, 2016, 11:23 pm

$10 to park at the U of M's Gortner ramp, and about a 5 or 10 minute walk to the gates. Acknowledging I'm still contributing to fair congestion, but it sure was convenient and cheap.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » April 17th, 2017, 8:20 am

*whispers* What's a "food hall"?

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby QuietBlue » April 17th, 2017, 9:54 am

A spiffed-up, fancier food court, basically.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby jebr » June 18th, 2017, 9:52 am

Since I've moved to the Central Corridor, I find myself taking the 16 on a regular basis because I don't want to walk the two blocks to the Green Line station and the 16 gets closer to my destination anyways.



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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby David Greene » January 4th, 2018, 3:34 pm

Today I went into a car dealership with an electric vehicle and left with an SUV.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » January 4th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Heh.

(There must be a good story in that!)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby grant1simons2 » January 4th, 2018, 7:22 pm

Oh I forgot about this thread. I had my car for a week and did some Uber Eats driving. Parking in a lot of places you shouldn't park but not a single bike lane. Also I avoided some shorter trips because I got used to owning a car when it's 0 degrees out. Finally gave it back and I feel so free.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby David Greene » January 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm

Heh.

(There must be a good story in that!)
Not that good. Maintenance and loaner vehicle. :)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » January 4th, 2018, 9:40 pm

It’s a pretty funny punchline though.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby seanrichardryan » January 4th, 2018, 10:26 pm

I do 99.9995% of my banking via a drive-thru atm.
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby xandrex » January 5th, 2018, 10:47 am

Today I went into a car dealership with an electric vehicle and left with an SUV.

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My little Ford Fiesta was hit by another driving during our first bad weather at the beginning of December. I specifically requested a compact car during the claims process because I have to park on the street. What did they offer me when I dropped my car off? A "small" SUV…or a large SUV.

Ended up with the smaller SUV (a Chevy Equinox), and I kind of loved it. Was definitely happy to get my Fiesta back (but I missed the heated seats).

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby David Greene » January 5th, 2018, 3:45 pm

I do 99.9995% of my banking via a drive-thru atm.
On a bike, or foot? :)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby talindsay » January 8th, 2018, 8:12 am

Okay, these recent ones are backdoor urbanist brags, not embarrassing confessions.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby SkyScraperKid » January 21st, 2018, 8:47 pm

...I thought the vikings were gonna win, if not at least make it a game worth watching. :oops:

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby SurlyLHT » January 22nd, 2018, 7:56 am

We could have had this for 1.23 billion, instead we got the stadium and the Super Bowl with the Eagles. Too late to trade?

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » December 17th, 2018, 11:55 am

I just re-read this whole thread.
Did it again 3.5 years later.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby jtoemke » December 17th, 2018, 12:10 pm

A medium one:
When I see pneumatic tubes counting bikes, I ride back and forth over them ALOT on purpose....once about 10x over an hour. Especially if it is bad weather. I don't want low numbers to justify disinvestment.

A bad one:
I simultaneously believe that the city is for everyone and that panhandlers ruin places.

A good one:
I'm the driver that refuses to pass bicycles on roads without bike lanes. Even in the height of rush hour. I just piddle behind them at 10mph.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby LakeCharles » December 17th, 2018, 1:56 pm

A medium one:
When I see pneumatic tubes counting bikes, I ride back and forth over them ALOT on purpose....once about 10x over an hour. Especially if it is bad weather. I don't want low numbers to justify disinvestment.

A bad one:
I simultaneously believe that the city is for everyone and that panhandlers ruin places.

A good one:
I'm the driver that refuses to pass bicycles on roads without bike lanes. Even in the height of rush hour. I just piddle behind them at 10mph.
I also do the medium one, though not to the same extent as you.

For the good one: As a biker, I hate it when drivers do that. Makes me nervous.


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