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Recent dispatches by the SPBC

Please visit this page frequently to stay abreast of Saint Paul bicycle news and events. Alternately, you can read our blog or subscribe to our rss feed.

University Avenue Open Streets, Sept 21

Posted 10-09-2014

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, University Avenue will be closed to car traffic between Lexington Parkway and Marion Street. There will be food, vendors, music, dance, games and other activities. Please come by foot or bike. Last year’s event was a lot of fun with hundreds (or even thousands) of people. For more details, see http://stpaulopenstreets.org/

Support the Saint Paul Bike Plan

Posted 09-03-2014

Saint Paul released its draft Bike Plan. If you haven’t already done so, you can download and read it at— http://www.stpaul.gov/bikeplan

The heart of the plan is the “Figures and Maps” PDF but there are important descriptions in the text of the plan, particularly the last 10 or 15 pages. The city’s Bike Planner, Reuben Collins wants your comments on the plan— both suggested changes and which new routes you would prioritize for implementation. You can e-mail your comments to him. His e-mail is on the Bike Plan page, and you should CC those comments to your city council member. You can also post remarks on the Open Saint Paul forum, linked to on the Bike Plan page. We are also asking cyclists to attend presentations of the plan in their local districts. These are listed on the plan page but include:

March 10, 7pm, Como (District 10) Council at Historic Como Park Streetcar Station;

March 11, 7pm, Highland (District 15) Transportation Committee, Hillcrest Recreation Center, 1978 Ford Parkway;

March 17, Dayton’s Bluff (District 4), time and location TBD;

March 18, 6:30pm West Side (District 3) at 1 W. Water Street;

March 24, 5pm, Eastview-Conway-Battle-Creek-Highwood Hills (District 1) Community Council Open House, location TBD;

March 24, 6:30pm, Macalester-Groveland (District 14) Transportation Committee, location TBD;

April 8, Frogtown (District 7) Council Board Meeting, time and location TBD.

If you don’t know your Ward and District, you can find them on this handy map at http://mn-stpaul.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2822

Saint Paul Releases Draft Bike Plan!

Posted 22-01-2014

The City of Saint Paul released it’s Draft Bike Plan. You can download it off the city’s Bike Plan website at— http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=4604

The heart of the plan is in the “Figures and Maps” PDF document but there are important definitions and descriptions in the text of the plan and Appendix C and E. It’s a good plan but can always use improvement and it will need everyone’s support to be adopted by the City Council and the city. We urge you to read it and give the city (and SPBC) your input at one or more of the upcoming open houses. The open houses will be:

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
El Rio Vista Recreation Center/Wellstone Community Center
179 Robie St E
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
Macalester College
Weyerhaueser Ballroom in Weyerhaueser Hall
(building is on the southeast corner of Grand Avenue and Macalester Street)

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
Duluth & Case Recreation Center
1020 Duluth St
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM
CapitolRiver Council Office (Adjacent Conference Room)
US Bank Center Building
101 East 5th Street
Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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