95RE: RE: [carfree_cities] Ranking US cities
- Apr 16, 2000Mr Nielson wrote:
>High speed? That would be really nice. As for the long trip to St.No offence but, Minneapolis-St.Paul must really be sprawling, St.Cloud is
>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.
like 70 miles away.
>> Would this happen to be the former SOO or BN rail line right of way?Thanks, but what I should have also asked is where along the Mississippi
>I don't keep track of fromer R.R. owners, but I believe it's SOO
River that the line started. If the line was SOO's then it is either near
Marshall St. and Lowry Ave. or near Kellogg Blvd. I should have asked this
earlier, because just west of Vadnais Lake there was a place called Cardigan
Jct. where the line use to split up.
>There's also the hot idea of turning old R.R. beds into bicycleOne of the positive things about the rail-trails movement is that right of
>trails 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 transport
ways would be preserved for future rail access or "railbanked". It is one
thing to preserve a ROW of a line that was ripped up, but it's another to
rip up a track and make a trail.
Here is a good example http://www.railtrails.org/ . New Hampshire is one
state that makes a good example of protecting its rail ROW's for future rail
use that should be copied by other places.
http://members.xoom.com/KenyonKarl/ROW-law.htm please also check
There is also a group of people in California trying to rebuild the rail
line back toward Yosemite National Park! The original line was ripped out in
1945! One of the reasons to rebuild is to reduce the number of cars going in
to the National Park. http://www.yvrr.com/ http://www.yvrr.com/draft.shtml
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