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JUNE 2011
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June 5
Grand Old Day

June 11
Mississippi Market Bike Drive

June 11
Hamline-Midway Bike Safety Rodeo

June 12
Bike to the Saints game

June 14
Mn/DOT Transportation Future Workshop MOA

June 15
Nature Valley Grand Prix

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What we're following

How employers can encourage happy, healthy bike commuters - Grist

A more engaged Met Council? - MinnPost


Solving the epidemic of preventable pedestrian deaths - Transportation for America


MN gets high marks for transportation planning - BizJournals 

Transit must be a priority, advocates tell lawmakers - Workday MN 


Senate passes transportation bill with transit cuts
- Star Tribune

Metro Transit ranks 39th in nation
- Pioneer Press

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We envision a St. Paul where sustainable transportation is the safe and easy choice.

Come visit us at Grand Old Day!

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Kick off Bike Walk Week by biking or walking to Grand Old Day, Sunday June 5. The Smart Trips tent will be adjacent to the bike parking on the Ayd Mill Bridge. Come visit with staff and volunteers, pick up the latest maps and information about all your transportation options, register for the 2011 Commuter Challenge, and practice putting your bike on the Metro Transit bus bike rack. 


Free valet bike parking is also available at Chatsworth and Grand in the Lloyd's Automotive parking lot. Get your bike, stroller or wagon valet-parked there free of charge, courtesy of the Nativity Men's Club.


Volunteer with Smart Trips

We're always looking for new volunteers to help us spread the word. If you'd like to lend a hand at Grand Old Day, contact


Too far to bike or walk?

Download a free Metro Transit pass to get there, and leave your car in the garage.

Bike Walk Week will get you on the move!


BWW LargeSpring has finally arrived, and it's time to participate in the annual Twin Cities Bike Walk Week, June 4-12th.


The metro-wide Bike Walk Week kicks off Saturday, June 4 at the Heart Walk at Target Field. Highlights of the week include a Women's Wednesday Ride, Bike Walk to Work Day and Bike to the Ballgame for both the Twins and Saints games on Sunday.  Learn more about Bike Walk Week events.   


Join Smart Trips in Rice Park Thursday, June 9th for Bike Walk to Work Day. We'll be there from 6:30 to 9 a.m. serving complimentary coffee and a light breakfast, with entertainment and prize drawings for Bike Walk to Work Day participants.


Traveling downtown via the Bruce Vento Trail? 

Check out alternate routes to and from downtown St. Paul that circumvent areas impacted by Lafayette Bridge construction.See our map highlighting three alternate routes.


Safety Gear ensures safe routes to school for St. Mark's 
St. Mark's group crosses safely
St. Mark's group crosses safely

Smart Trips helped St. Mark's School ensure safe routes to school and promote the School's Bike Walk Month by providing bike flags, flashing bike lights, hand-held stop signs and bright orange safety vests for student bikers, walkers and their parents. Parent coordinators especially appreciated the hand-held stop signs, and the youngest students used the bike flags to make them more visible to motorists


"St. Mark's is very grateful to Smart Trips for the safety gear and for helping us help families and students think about alternative commuting options," explained parent organizer Jana Hayden Sofio.  "We are a preschool through eighth grade school so we have a lot of young kids who are not always conscious of about traffic rules.The safety gear made the trip to school a safer one for everyone." 


Biking group from St. Mark'sMore than 100 students participated during the month, according to Hayden Sofio. Some students were regular alternative commuters, and others enthusiastically joined in. Smart Trips is happy to help promote healthy, responsible and safe ways to get to school. 



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