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October 1 - 31
Rideshare to Work Month

October 14
Great River Park Community Design Forum: Full 17-Mile River Valley

October 23
2010 Annual Sidewalk Poetry Open House

October 23-24
2010 Northland Bioneers Conference

October 25
2010 Toward Zero Deaths Conference

October 26
Union Depot Open House

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Smart Trips Neighborhoods Events

Events take place in Highland Park and are open to everyone!
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Quick links

Innovative campaign from Colorado to put a face to bicyclists. more...

Sibley Bike Depot is seeking volunteer mechanics. more...

AAA wants funding cuts for biking and walking. Let them hear from you! more...

Local man encourages free rides, taking it easy. more...

Macalester expands student-run BikeShare program. more...

Walk Score now rates transit service in your neighborhood. more...

HOURCAR adds a hub at Grand & Victoria! more...

Women on biking

Around the country more women are getting on bikes. Hear perspectives from NYC in this inspiring video. Watch...

Contribute to the picture locally: Take this survey on gender and bicycling from one of our previous interns!

What we're following

Plan tackles Como Park congestion - Star Tribune

Finding freedom on two wheels: Community Partners Bike Library empowers low-income adults - Twin Cities Daily Planet

Generation Y Giving Cars a Pass - Kiplinger

MnDOT aims to make crossing streets safer - Star Tribune

A Guide to Women/Trans/Femme and LGBTQ Bike Resources in the Twin Cities - Twin Cities Runoff

Perceptions of public transport travel time and their effect on choice-sets among car drivers - Journal of Transport and Land Use

Driven Apart: How Sprawl Is Lengthening Our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures Are Making Things Worse - CEOs for Cities

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We're a non-profit that improves access and mobility for those who travel in and around St. Paul.

2010 Commuter Choice Awards Ceremony

You're invited to join us as we recognize organizations and individuals from St. Paul and beyond for their creative solutions that move us to and from our jobs, get more cars off the road and improve the region's quality of life.

2010 Commuter
Choice Awards

Wednesday, November 10

Thrivent Financial Corporate Center
Downtown Minneapolis

View: photos from last year's event

Want to attend? Contact Damian Goebel at or call 651-224-8555 x24

St. Paul tries Twin Cities' first "pop-up park"

Photo by CapitolRiver Council

What may have looked to some like a high-budget PARK(ing) Day installation last month in Lowertown was actually a test of innovative removable sidewalk seating. The test was a collaborative effort between city officials and business owners that temporarily converted parking spaces into livable spaces with the idea that restaurants could add additional seating during the warmer months of the year. Additionally, if implemented correctly, we're inspired to see that this new trend could also allow for better sidewalk access for those requiring assisted mobility devices.

Read more:
Citypages coverage

Telework implementation opportunities expanded

Photo by Mike McCune

Fall is great time for starting new routines. If your organization has been considering implementing or expanding telework, flex scheduling or compressed work weeks, now is the time to do it!

Take advantage of free State-sponsored consulting and training services being offered! Funding for the eWorkPlace program has been extended through June, 2011.

Since the launch of eWorkPlace last June, St. Paul Smart Trips and our regional partners have helped some 40 employers from the public, private and non-profit sectors commit to keeping more than 1,000 individuals off otherwise congested roads.

The program is yielding great preliminary results! Participants are reducing their driving trips by about an hour per week, saving their employers $1,000 per year and our roads 47 million miles of use per year (that's over 19 million lbs. of CO2 emissions!).

Learn about this great opportunity:

Questions? Contact: Damian Goebel at 651-224-8555 x24

Chattanooga, woo hoo! Smart Trips visits the south

Photo by Alliance for Biking and Walking

Last month, staff member Laura Baum smart tripped it down to Chattanooga, Tennessee to attend a leadership retreat from the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the biannual Pro Walk Pro Bike conference.

Over three days at the Alliance retreat, advocates from across the continent came together to strengthen the people-powered movement through the sharing of ideas, challenges and solutions.
At Pro Walk Pro Bike, Laura picked up some great ideas from leading national experts and herself contributed with a lively presentation on our Smart Trips Neighborhoods program.

Rush Line Corridor service to begin

Artist's conceptual rendering - actual vehicle fleet and service location may differ

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The Metropolitan Council is launching its new commuter coach demonstration from Forest Lake to St. Paul on October, 18. The service, route 285, will include four inbound trips in the morning and four outbound trips in the afternoon.

The route will feature stops at park-and rides in Columbus, Forest Lake and White Bear Township along with serving all stops along the route in downtown St. Paul, including the Union Depot. One-way fare for the commuter service will be $3. 

View: map and complete schedule (pdf)

Flour power meets pedal power in St. Anthony Park

Bike-friendly St. Paul Classic Cookie Company recently kicked off bike deliveries at their new location in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. Delivery of their baked goods is now available every Friday to downtown St. Paul and areas surrounding their store at Raymond Ave. and Territorial Rd.

The deliveries are being fulfilled by VeloVeggies, a Minneapolis-based business that delivers farm-fresh produce by bicycle. The bakery also keeps Peace Coffee employees in the saddle with regular bike deliveries to stock their store.

Get the goods: E-mail or call 651-646-0551.



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