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Three things you can do to support a
network of safer streets in St. Paul 



One example of a "calmer" Jefferson Avenue for all users from Bike Walk Twin Cities.



1) Attend the Jefferson Avenue Bikeway Public hearing

Wednesday, May 5
5:30 pm


St. Paul City Hall
City Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
15 West Kellogg Blvd. (map)
Use entrance on 4th Street

A resolution to approve construction of the Jefferson Avenue Bikeway has been introduced to the Saint Paul City Council and your support is needed for it to pass. This project is an important piece of a citywide bicycle network (PDF) as it would provide a more direct east/west route between the Mississippi River Boulevard and downtown.

Decisions are made by those who show up. Please come represent bicycling as a mainstream activity in St. Paul by telling your story!




From Bike Walk Twin Cities.



2) Contact your City Councilmember by Monday, May 3


Let your representative know you that you care about the safety of all road users and support the Jefferson Avenue Bikeway as an important component in a citywide bicycle network.

Don't know your Councilmember? Use our new interactive map to find them.
If you e-mail instead of calling, be sure to copy all councilmembers.



3) Forward this e-mail to friends outside your neighborhood

A citywide network of safe and efficient bicycle routes benefits everyone, regardless of where they live. Please take a second to forward this to a friend (or two!).



More details about the project

As proposed, the bikeway includes a test traffic diverter at Cleveland that would reduce cut-through traffic on Jefferson while providing a refuge for bikes and pedestrians crossing Cleveland. The section of the project from Lexington to West 7th includes many traffic calming measures including bump outs at intersections to slow traffic and shorten crossing distances.


The project has received $750,000 in funding from the Federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot program, but it requires approval from the City Council to be built. Several community meetings have been held over the past year and the project has been adapted to meet the concerns of residents.


Project questions? Contact David Kuebler, Department of Public Works at david.kuebler@ci.stpaul.mn.us or (651) 266-6217
 



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