Envisoning the Saint Paul Greenway

A few months back in my post about the approved Jefferson Avenue Bike Boulevard, I promised an update. I’ve been waiting to post until I see signs of implementation so I’ll save that post until I have some real life photos. Cliffhanger, I know.

In the mean time, there are other excellent bicycle-related efforts happening around the City of Saint Paul. The nascent Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition will have its fourth meeting next week, and the Saint Paul Greenway Committee is working hard to  generate interest in [thus implementation of] a greenway that would bring the Minneapolis Midtown Greenway goodness all the way to downtown Saint Paul. I am working on some renderings for the effort (see that image up there at the top). The City and the dis-banded Saint Paul Bicycle Advisory Board have been working on the Greenway for quite some time and it’s been a long, and at times bumpy, road. Saint Paul Greenway Committee, formed back in September of 2009, is diligently continuing the effort despite the bumps. They’d like you to share your voice, vision and support for this essential urban trail at the upcoming Envisioning the Saint Paul Greenway Event. The Committee will be on hand to answer questions, as will Smart Trips (the awesome Saint Paul-based organization that is helping lead the charge along with a swell group of citizens). We ask you….do you want this:

Or this?

We’ll have more information at the event but here are the essential details:
ENVISIONING THE ST. PAUL GREENWAY
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Linwood Rec Center (860 St. Clair Avenue, Saint Paul 55105)

Please come and join the effort of creating a world-class greenway system in Saint Paul!

Download a pdf of the flyer Smart Trips produced and feel free to print and leave at your local coffee shop. Really, we’d love it.

Comments
  1. July 8, 2010 | 7:48 pm | Peet Fetsch |

    Wow! Great stuff, Todd! Hopefully see you at the meeting on the 28th!

    Cheers.
    Peet

  2. July 8, 2010 | 8:36 pm | Todd Zerger |

    Thanks for the compliment Peet. Though actually this is Cindy’s post and work so she deserves all the credit. She’s been lending her voice and skill to cycle advocacy in Saint Paul (a just cause if ever there was one). Hope to see you on the 28th! Be great to catch up.

  3. July 8, 2010 | 9:35 pm | jzerger |

    Neat! How about some stormwater catchment details? And I bet that little girl would love to let her dog poop on the hillside if that oppressive fence wasn’t hemming her in ;)

    cheers,
    jz