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MARCH 2011

Events calendar

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March 8-10
National Bike Summit

March 9
Monthly Central Corridor public meeting

March 16
CC LRT Environmental Assessment to Impacts on Business public meetings

March 18-20
Lifestyle Bike Experience

March 23-25

More events... 
Quick links

Take a look inside Minnesota's booming bike industry.  more...

Don't fear riding a bicycle, fear sitting in that chair. more...

Cyclovias are coming to Minneapolis. more...

Nominate a worthy org. for the Sustainable St. Paul Awards. more...

Innovative new crosswalk design puts stripes where peds. want them more...

They aren't just for hauling groceries.

Link to video

Moms showing off their skills on cargo bikes, complete with kids in tow. Watch...

What we're following

Nice Ride receives funding to come to St. Paul - Nice Ride

Mn/DOT Bicycle Modal Plan- Mn/DOT

Wiki Leaks says Saudi fuel reserves running out - AltTransport

Mn/DOT Legislative Report on Complete Streets - Mn/DOT

Bike ridership up 174 percent / crashes down 20 percent in Minneapolis - City of Minneapolis

Jefferson Ave. pedestrian refuge test findings - Mac-Groveland Community Council

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March 9, 2010
11am - 1pm

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Mayor Chris Coleman  

Central Corridor Updates  

Smart Trips Promotions   

Networking Opportunities

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North St. Paul enacts "living streets"
Example of a Living Street in North St. Paul

Image courtesy of City of North St. Paul 


The streets are alive in North St. Paul, or at least they will be very soon.


The City Council there recently passed what they are calling a "Living Streets" policy in January. This innovative approach combines Complete Streets standards for mobility with Green Streets ideas for stormwater management.


The city said that new street designs will bring together multi-modal transportation with alternative stormwater treatment facilities like rain gardens.


The plan includes ways to address older residential streets without sidewalks which could be a model for other cities with similar challenges.


As streets are reconstructed they'll be narrowed to 22 feet wide with parking on one side, using the additional space on the other side for a yield lane, sidewalks and rain garden boulevards.


The city is excited for the changes to start taking effect, calling it a win-win-win result - with less speeding traffic, zero stormwater runoff and a place for people to walk safely.


Read the entire Living Streets plan here.   

HOURCAR adds new South Como hub


Car sharing continues to grow in the Twin Cities, with HOURCAR adding a new hub just across the St. Paul border in the South Como neighborhood of Minneapolis.
HOURCAR's latest addition, a Honda Fit

Photo courtesy of HOURCAR

The latest addition is located at the intersection of Rollins Ave. SE and 15th Ave. in Van Cleve Park, about half-way between the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses of the U and right off the route 3 bus line.


To mark the occasion, HOURCAR is offering a $25 reward for existing members who refer new members.


HOURCAR is a car sharing service, allowing members to pay only for the time and distance they drive.


Learn more about HOURCAR's rates, locations and their latest addition here.   



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