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