90Re: RE: [carfree_cities] Ranking US cities
- Apr 15, 2000--- In email@example.com, "Ronald Dawson" <rdadddmd@t...>
> Marcus Wrote:a Twin
> >>Mr.Gaarder is also against some thing called "North Star" is this
> >>Cities commuter rail project?miles away)
> >Yep. The North Star is a commuter rail from St. Cloud (about 90
> >to DT Mpls.guess part
> That's a long trip for a commuter train, if it's St.Cloud then I
> of the route will be shared with that of Amtrak's Empire BuilderInitiative, a up
> (Chicago-Seattle/Portland). Maybe this train should be partially
> tagged/connected to or on to Amtrak's Midwest Regional Rail
> coming higher speed train service to Chicago (80-110mph).http://www.dot.state.wi.us/dtim/bop/planning.html
> This URL is from WisDOT
> and this one is from MN-DOT http://www.dot.state.mn.us/ofrw/rail.htm
High speed? That would be really nice. As for the long trip to St.
Cloud, unfortunitly that's the fastest growing part of the TC area.
Soon, sadly, it maybe one continuos strip of ugly development from
Mpls. to St. Cloud.
> >Another little debate in Mpls. is the Midtownchain of
> >Greenway - a former train trench from the Mississippi river to the
> >lakes)I don't keep track of fromer R.R. owners, but I believe it's SOO
> Would this happen to be the former SOO or BN rail line right of way?
> >now being converted in a pedestrain/bikeway plus some sort ofwants
> >transit. The city wants a busway. The Midtown Greenway colalition
> >LRT, and opposes buses because of the potiental polution buseswould cause
> >in the trench. Trolley buses were metioned as a comprimise.other
> Rail or Busway, that's a good question, but it also leads a lot of
> questions. Capital costs, operating costs, type of equipment used,that seems
> distances, air/water pollution and etc. It's a complex situation
> to be best solved on a case by case nature.There's also the hot idea of turning old R.R. beds into bicycle
> Mr.Crawford would have more info.
> Ron Dawson
in the Midwest right now. Minneapolis has and is planning a few. As a
all-season bike commuter, I obviously like the idea of having a
separate right of way, but something bugs me about the idea. Maybe I
think that these corridors are valueable and should be use for some
kind of public t
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