Edina wins voice on MSP airport noise

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 17, 2013 - 12:14 AM

The suburb, however, was given a lesser role than it had hoped to get.

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roymercerJan. 17, 13 5:49 AM

MAC reports to Edina.

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ramseb01Jan. 17, 13 7:56 AM

Good, while they do have to deal with airport noise the departing traffic is significantly higher West of Soutdale than it is East. Hopefully this will somewhat speed up progress to an RNAV departure procedure down HWY62.

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bjames3Jan. 17, 13 8:27 AM

The 1% have spoken!! "In one Edina neighborhood concerned about noise, decibel levels were in the high 40s. But that Country Club neighborhood fears that a new flight pattern proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration will concentrate many more flights over its homes. When residents learned of the proposal in November, they mounted an aggressive campaign to stop it..."

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stingballJan. 17, 13 8:29 AM

Hey MAC, most residents are in favor of using this new technology to mitigate airplane noise more effectively. Please do not let Edina, with its big political muscle, push you around. Make the decision that you think is right, not a decision based on politics.

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madone52Jan. 17, 13 8:50 AM

I'll be sure to whisper on take off's and landings now so I won't disturb anyone. If I sneeze I am apologizing now, sorry to wake you.

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turgidJan. 17, 13 8:52 AM

Our Minneapolis neighborhood lies in between Edina and the airport, and is about 400% closer to the runways. None of my neighbors have noise abatement, or any say in what goes on. Just saying.

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jamgraJan. 17, 13 9:14 AM

It would be more fair if the RNAV tracks tracked the existing air traffic patterns better. This means absolutely maximizing the number of planes on Highway 62 and the other expressways, which ARE compatible with RNAV, and spreading the rest of the flights more equitably across as many flight paths as possible. What's unfair here is the immense shift of noise from Richfield onto a new group of people in Edina and Southwest Minneapolis who never imagined that they would be living under an airplane superhighway, and paid more for their homes based on the existing air traffic patterns. These people rightly feel that they are being singled out to bear 100% of the burden here. I don't want to imagine how these neighborhoods will change for the worse when there is the prospect of a permanent airplane superhighway cutting through them.

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mattaudioJan. 17, 13 9:14 AM

Time for accurate DNL maps, MAC.

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cartoonconnJan. 17, 13 9:40 AM

Where is the minneapolis city council on this?????

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msfb99Jan. 17, 1312:12 PM

I lived in Edina for decades but it DOES make sense to have flights depart over Edina. What are they supposed to do, all burn through St. Louis park and then turn south over Plymouth, Golden Valley and have the busy flight path be over the lakes? How is that more fair? Airlines would burn more fuel and pass that cost along to the riders. Flights have been going over Edina since the airport was built. It is part of living there.

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