Help keep sidewalks safe and snow-free this winter
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
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 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.
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.