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December 9
Central Corridor Light Rail Construction Information Sessions

December 14
Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition

December 17
Como 2030 Plan and Zoning Study Public Hearing

January 10
Public Hearing: Parks and Recreation System Plan

More events...

Quick links

Help shape a new state-wide bike map. more...

New 7 day pass from Metro Transit. more...

Art making bike that will leave you spinning. more...

The best bike parking spot ever. more...

A Christmas tree made of bicycles - it's the baum. more...

Cyclists: sunny salutations you can do with more than one finger. more...

Who knew? Why padded shoulders are good for congestion. more...

Superhero belt for the bike nut in your life. more...

Local tips on winter biking. more...

Women's winter wardrobe tips

A wonderful webisode from the windy city. Watch...

What we're following

Driving Down MN's Greenhouse Gas Emissions (pdf) - Growth and Justice

St. Paul office building gets first public charging station - Pioneer Press

Moving to the suburbs for your kids? Think again - Grist

Saint Paul welcomes Tiger (not Woods) - Twin Cities Streets for People

Expansion of Bike Lanes in City Brings Backlash - New York Times

Hamline-Arlington parking lot nixed - Park Bugle

Why an additional road tax for bicyclists would be unfair - Grist

BWTC Project Update: Como Ave, St. Paul - Bike Walk Twin Cities

Confessions of a Recovering Engineer - Strong Towns Blog

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

Thank you for your support!

Over 40 of you helped us fund $12,975 of our programming on November 16 for Give to the Max Day!
As a wrap up to 2010, we'd like to thank those of you who've contributed to our organization, both through your time and energy this year and through your donations during our first individual giving campaign. Together we're making St. Paul a place where choosing sustainable transportation options is the safest and easiest choice.

Leave the driving to Metro Transit this weekend

Photo by Susan Lueck

Children's Museum
This Saturday, December 11, take your kids on Metro Transit to the Minnesota Children's Museum for free! Download the pass here.

Holidazzle Parade
Celebrate a local holiday tradition this Saturday and next with free rides on Metro Transit buses and light rail. Keep a look out for the Twinkle Bus! More details.

Help our winter sidewalks campaign gain traction

Linda Mainquist with the informational door hanger she helped develop.

Meet Linda Mainquist, St. Anthony Park resident and advocate for accessible winter sidewalks. Frustrated by seeing snow covered sidewalks in her neighborhood force those with disabilities out into the street, Linda reached out to councilmember Russ Stark and St. Paul Smart Trips to do something. Watch Linda talk about her inspiration.

Together we developed informational door hangers to
educate property owners and renters about the rules and resources available to them. The door hangers are designed to be left at properties not in compliance with the law stipulating that sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of a snowfall.

Since the inception of the campaign, with the help of many District Councils around the city, we've begun to chip away at the problem. But there is more to be done to ensure safe access to our sidewalks for all St. Paul residents.

Help us spread the word! Distribute door hanger in your neighborhood. Check out our neighborhood pickup location map.

Four easy ways your signature can help

Please take a moment to join St. Paul Smart Trips in lending your name to these important causes supporting more equitable accessible transportation options for all.

Rails to Trails:
Tell AAA to support federal funding for trails, bicycling and walking

People for Bikes:
Support a future for bicycling that is safe and fun for everyone

America Walks:
Support walking to achieve healthy, equitable communities

Transportation for America:
Tell Congress to invest in transportation that expands opportunity

Recognizing staff member Laura Baum

Laura braving the weather to make sure pedestrians are counted.

This month we say good bye to one of our esteemed staff members, Laura Baum. Laura has been on board with the St. Paul Smart Trips team since 2008 and in that time has been instrumental in the development and management our Smart Trips Neighborhoods program. Through her leadership, we've shifted attitudes and behaviors by helping residents in three St. Paul neighborhoods to fully explore their transportation options. Her work has gained us national recognition as a leader in utilizing social marketing techniques to shift transportation behaviors. Good luck in your future endeavors Laura, you'll be missed!



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