After waiting at least 5 minutes for a WALK signal that lasted no more than 2 seconds, and then risking 3 lives crossing the highway to get from Minnehaha Park to the LRT stop at 50th Street, I watched one 2-car mobile billboard pull away and then boarded the next when it arrived about 10 minutes later.
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On the return trip from the megamall, as I stepped onto the Cub Foods/Delta Vacations mobile billboard, I felt like Cub, Delta, and the megamall should have been paying me to ride it rather than charging me the $2.25 fare. And as we crossed the highway to get back to Minnehaha Park, rather than waiting forever for a WALK signal, we dashed to the narrow center island next to the left turn lane when the coast was clear, and then made another dash when the light for the 50th street traffic momentarily turned green.
The same Highway Engineers who planned the Highway 55 project in Minneapolis are also planning the University Avenue project in St. Paul. The Highway 55 LRT line has been operating for years. If the Highway Engineers were able and willing to fix the pedestrian crossing problem at the LRT stops on Highway 55, they would have done so long ago. Unfortunately, the problem still exists.