Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Nathan
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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Nathan » December 18th, 2018, 6:48 am

Yeah I hate the slow car stalk while I'm biking

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby jtoemke » December 18th, 2018, 7:29 am

Yeah I hate the slow car stalk while I'm biking
Honestly, I just drive so infrequently that crossing the yellow line to give enough room freaks me out. So I just do nothing...

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » December 20th, 2018, 10:14 am

I drove, alone, to the streets.mn fundraiser in North Loop last night and bragged about the free street parking space I found nearby (a spot marked "commercial loading zone, 9am-6pm"...I parked at 5:45 and risked it).

Also, driving up 35W from Richfield, I inadvertently drove in the HOT lane for a while, and by the time I noticed my error, I just decided to stay there since I was taking the left exit (MN-65) into downtown.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Multimodal » December 21st, 2018, 6:47 am

I fall into old habits when driving in east coast exurban areas. I drive faster & much further, though not as fast as the crazies out here.

But, really, everything is so far away from everything else. And there are all these great destinations, but they’re all 10+ miles away.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » January 21st, 2019, 10:45 pm

I’ll be taking the bus to downtown Minneapolis for the first time in ... 20 years(?) tomorrow.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mattaudio » February 1st, 2019, 4:38 pm

Went to the Mall of America last weekend for probably the first time in 5+ years. I live 5 minutes away and drive past it all the time. I was amazed by the sites, went on the roller coaster, and actually had a lot of fun.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » February 1st, 2019, 6:19 pm

My middle school crush was in a MOA commercial from that same era / ad campaign (not that one though, I looked very closely)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby amiller92 » February 4th, 2019, 10:58 am

Went to the Mall of America last weekend for probably the first time in 5+ years. I live 5 minutes away and drive past it all the time. I was amazed by the sites, went on the roller coaster, and actually had a lot of fun.
Had kid duty the other day while it was so cold and wanted to take the kid (who loves buses and trains) to ride the Blue Line. Rather than risk having to wait in the cold with her, I drove to the MOA, caught a waiting train, rode it to Terminal 1, the only other enclosed station and went back.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » July 27th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Eliminating 1 or 2 stoplights on Hiawatha wouldn't be the worst thing to happen.

Edit: specifically 32nd and or 35th

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » August 3rd, 2019, 12:32 pm

It’s ok to appreciate the looks of cars you’ll never own

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Minnehahaha » November 10th, 2019, 8:56 pm

I enjoy riding the designated Cedar Lake Trail detours for the amusement value alone:

“HAIRPIN!!!”
“What the… did I just ride through somebody’s gazebo?”
“Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the West?”

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Multimodal » April 19th, 2020, 11:14 pm

I’m developing a fetish for European city bike videos on YouTube.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby mplsjaromir » April 20th, 2020, 5:55 am

Would you be so kind and provide a link to an example?

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Multimodal » April 21st, 2020, 11:55 am

45 minutes of biking in a suburb of Utrecht, sent to me by a friend today. This is “suburban” in terms of population (65,000), but not in terms of density, as it is 15% denser than the City of Mpls. 🙂

https://youtu.be/aANhcGI39TU

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby grrdanko » April 21st, 2020, 4:03 pm

I’m developing a fetish for European city bike videos on YouTube.
Here is one for you:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVGl6 ... wSl9AD161A

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Multimodal » April 21st, 2020, 9:43 pm

Fun! Seems a little aggressive, and not very patient. But seems like a nice guy. Love the views of the city. Horrible motorists everywhere.

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby twincitizen » April 27th, 2020, 4:24 pm

[warning...mean old man rant]
There doesn't seem to be any expectation that parents of city kids ask/teach them to keep their voices down...at all. My neighbor's kids, ages like 4 and 6, just seem to scream at full volume 100% of the time they're in the yard, whether screams of joy, calling the dog, to each other, etc. We're talking about a 40' city lot here, so the volume isn't necessary at that distance. I get it...they're little kids and have limited sense of volume modulation, and it will probably(?) improve with age and self-awareness, but like, when? I can't recall a single instance of the parents ever telling them to lower their voices. They're very nice neighbors, but I'm pretty much ready for them to move to the suburbs. There's just so much noise constantly coming from their yard, we can't even have our windows open in the evening. They also conveniently have all of the kids' things (sandbox, kiddie pool, climbing playset) lined up along the lot line like 2' from the chain link fence separating our backyards. That's kinda obnoxious. Ugh, sorry, but I had to vent somewhere. I feel like asking my neighbor to tell his kids to keep it down a little would be...frowned upon(?)

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Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

Postby Anondson » April 27th, 2020, 5:29 pm

I have wondered if Dora the Explorer have given kids this expectation to talk at shouting outside voice levels. But then I have overseen some of the Twitch/YouTube streams of the Roblox game she loves, every. single. streamer. shouts. all. the. time.


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