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City Council Public Hearing
June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
There are two important biking items on the agenda at the St. Paul City Council’s June 7 public hearing. We encourage you to attend and to speak up to support biking options in our city. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall.
Final testimony on revised plans for Pelham Bikeway
As a component of the Saint Paul Grand Round, the City of St. Paul is planning to implement protected bike lanes and other bikeway improvements along portions of Pelham Boulevard, Myrtle Avenue, and Raymond Avenue. The improvements are intended to calm traffic and improve safety and comfort for people bicycling and walking.
In response to concerns about vehicle parking, City staff have recently updated the project design. They now recommend that Myrtle Avenue become a one-way westbound street for motorists, while still allowing two-way traffic for bicycles in the designated bike lanes. This change preserves 21 on-street parking spaces previously proposed to be removed.
The Pelham Bikeway project needs your support on June 7! Attend and provide testimony before the City Council votes on this project. If you cannot attend the public hearing, you can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org to have them included in the public record.
Updates to the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan
The City is proposing updates to the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan to reflect input from two major planning efforts that clarified and added specificity to recommendations for the Saint Paul Grand Round and Capital City Bikeway. We encourage you to thank your city councilmembers for continued implementation of the Bike Plan.