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December 10
Take bus or light rail free to the Holidazzle parade 

December 12
Jefferson Ave traffic calming public meeting

December 13
Chatsworth bike/ped bridge plan meeting

December 13
Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition meeting

December 13
Jefferson Ave traffic calming public meeting

December 17 
Take bus or light rail free to the Holidazzle parade

More events...
Central Corridor light rail progress

Central Corridor progress 12-2011
Check out the City of Saint Paul's recent video highlighting CCLRT progress. The project is 32% complete. Watch

Quick links

Get paid to be a transit advocate more...

How to bike on black ice more...

Act now to save the transit benefit more...

Gen Y's threat to the auto industry more...

"Must haves" on your cyclist's wish list more...

The truth about your gas taxes more...

You can leave your helmet at home more...

Are urban cyclists elite snobs? more...
Study shows flex-work improves health, reduces stress more...

A bicycle built for bathrooms more...

Tolls push commuters toward transit more...

Demise of fringe suburbs, why? more...

$1 transpo investment generates $1.60 in economic growth more...

U.S. car usage in decline  more...
What we're following
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More alarming stats about texting and driving
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If you could change just one transportation planning rule
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We envision a St. Paul where sustainable transportation is the safe and easy choice.

Help keep sidewalks safe and snow-free this winter

Snow shovel reminder Need an easy way to remind your neighbors that clearing sidewalks of ice and snow within 24 hours of a snowfall is the law in St. Paul?  We can help you get the word out in your neighborhood with our snow shoveling reminder doorhangers.

Visit our website to learn where you can get doorhangers or download one to print yourself.   
Smart Trips board and staff prep Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Emma and Jessica clean bikes for repair
St. Paul Smart Trips staff and board members recently spent an afternoon volunteering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a program distributing 5,000 refurbished bikes to children in the metro area this holiday season. Our volunteer tasks included cleaning, tuning up and repairing several of the bikes donated to the program. See more photos of Smart Trips volunteers in action.   

Board members Amber and Tom tune up a bike for giveaway

Thanks for Giving to the Max for St. Paul Smart Trips

Give to the Max Day logo Our thanks to the 50 generous donors who contributed $2,052 on Give to the Max Day, helping us fund more than $10,000 of programming with the help of our 4 to 1 match. We are pleased that so many individuals support our mission as we work together to improve access and mobility in St. Paul. Thanks also to those who have supported Smart Trips with your time and energy this past year. You are all valued partners.

If you missed our GiveMN campaign, please consider St. Paul Smart Trips as you make your end-of-year charitable donations. You can contribute to us year-round through GiveMN or mail your donation. All contributions help us leverage matching funds.

St. Paul's Commuter Choice Award winners

Commuter Choice Award Winner
Commuter Choice Award winner Kelly Burroughs
Congratulations to this year's Commuter Choice nominees and winners. Two St. Paul area winners were among those honored at the Commuter Choice Awards luncheon last month.

Kelly Burroughs - Creative Commuting Ambassador
Kelly commutes from his home in Blaine to his job at U.S. Bank. His daily trek includes ten miles of biking and 36 miles of bus commuting to and from downtown St. Paul. A member of the U.S. Bank Green Team, Kelly promotes information to colleagues about sustainable commuting options and serves as a resource to those interested in bike and/or transit commuting.

Northern Brewer - Organization and Community Champion
Northern Brewer was recognized for a company-wide commitment to supporting bike commuters, providing facilities, sponsoring bike to work events and being involved in local neighborhoods to promote bicycling.

Each year, Smart Trips and our regional partners recognize organizations, employers and individuals for their efforts to promote and practice alternatives to driving alone, helping reduce congestion throughout the metro area.

Read about this year's winners, view the list of nominees and see more photos from the event. 
Commuter Choice Award Winnter
Award-winning company Northern Brewer
More hubs and cars for downtown St. Paul HOURCAR

Hourcar logo The HOURCAR car-sharing service has expanded its downtown St. Paul service to include four cars in three locations. The newest hub is conveniently located is in the Lawson Ramp. The other two stations are located in the TPT hub in the Lowertown ramp and the Block 19 ramp.

In addition, two new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles recently joined the downtown HOURCAR fleet, bringing available cars downtown to four.

Using HOURCAR is an efficient and affordable way to get around for work or personal use. Consider a membership for your company or an individual membership. Learn more. 



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