Here's a sampling from our online events calendar!
Bring HOURCAR to Summit Hill fundraiser
ARTCRANK MSP Opening Night Party
Sibley Bike Depot Kick-off & Open House
Saint Paul Bicycle Activist Group (1st meeting)
Deadline: Alfred P. Sloan Workplace Flexibility Awards
Public Hearing: Bike Walk Central Corridor Action Plan
David Engwicht - Art of Place Making
Marshall Ave. Plowing Pilot - Public Meeting
Send us your events! firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of the month
Watch this amazing video of a man with advanced Parkinson's riding a bike.
Take a short survey to help encourage women to cycle more places more often. more...
Will Google's new biking directions catalyze development for bicyclists? more...
Conflict resolution tips to better share the road. more...
Families sought to host bicycle racers in June. more...
Ever wondered just what causes traffic jams? more...
Fake potholes to slow drivers? If only we had that problem! more...
Bike Walk Week
Bike Walk Week for the Twin Cities is June 5-11. Registration for individuals and teams is now open.
Bike Walk Week website
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Please bus or telework instead!
A reminder that in Minnesota it has been illegal to text, read or send messages from your cell phone while driving since 2008.
We're a non-profit that improves access and mobility for those who travel in and around St. Paul.www.smart-trips.org
Local bike-friendly workplaces recognized nationally
George Hamm from Ramsey County shows off convenient bike parking facilities
Three St. Paul workplaces were recognized last month by the League of American Bicyclists as 2010 Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Ramsey County, Fresh Energy and Fein
Violins were honored among only 48 other workplaces nationally. Live Green Apartments (Skally
Management) also received an honorable mention.
Businesses that apply for the award are contributing to a more bicycle-friendly lifestyle for their employees. Our local honorees serve as an example for best practices and innovations in bicycle friendliness at the workplace.
Ramsey County makes bicycling an easy option for transportation by provides amenities such as convenient bicycle parking and bicycle sharing for St. Paul employees at the Government Center
West and Ramsey County Courthouse.
Interested in being a 2011 bike-friendly business?
Contact Damian Goebel at email@example.com
or 651-224-8555 x24.
This Earth Day: Think globally, telework locally
St. Paul Smart Trips, in partnership with eWorkPlace is encouraging St. Paul commuters to register and make the pledge to telework for one or more days per week from April 11-24.
Win an Apple iPad or a Netbook
April 11 - 24, 2010
Special offer! Print your registration confirmation from Telework Twin Cities and show it at CoCo cowork space for a free day of service.
Announcing our new board members for 2010
This month St. Paul Smart Trips will introduce 5 new board members representing community, business and government interests. All are passionate about encouraging and improving transportation options in St. Paul. Welcome!
- St. Anthony Park
- Experience in transit, greenways and trails planning
- Works with U of M's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS)
- Bus commuter
Sara Merz - West side
- 12 years experience working with elected officials at the state Senate and County level
- Launched Active Living Ramsey County (ALRC)
- Long time West Side resident
Karri Plowman - Downtown
- Directs the Central Corridor and East Metro Partnerships for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
- Experience working on the Hiawatha Light Rail project
- Walks, buses and bikes to work
Hai Truong - Thomas / Dale
Owner of Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
Avid bicyclist for recreation and transportation
Active in the Frogtown community
Tom Welna - Union Park
Former Executive Director of The Neighborhood Energy Connection (curbside recycling programs)
Director of the High Winds Fund for Macalester College
Focused on livability issues in neighborhoods around campus
Bring the Commuter Challenge to your workplace!
We're partnering again this year with Metro Transit to bring the
Commuter Challenge to St. Paul!
The Commuter Challenge runs now through June 27,
2010 and encourages participants to explore physically and environmentally healthier ways of getting around.
Taking part is simple:
Just replace a trip that you might normally drive for with one by foot, bike, bus or train. If that's old hat to you, take it a step further and challenge yourself by trying out carpooling, vanpooling or teleworking.
Replace just one car trip and you'll be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for REI gift cards, bike commuter packs, an Amazon
Kindle and more.
For workplaces: Click here to order promotional materials and schedule a commuter fair!
For individuals: Register now at mycommuterchallenge.org
St. Paul Transportation Committee seeks members
The City of Saint Paul seeks residents and employees to serve on the new Transportation Committee, which will advise the Planning Commission on transportation-related plans, policies and projects.
The committee will consist of four members of the Planning Commission and eight non-members representing different areas of interest, such as transit, bicycling, freight, pedestrian, etc.
Members must live or work in Saint Paul,
commit to a three-year term, and attend approximately 2 meetings per
month which will be on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm at City Hall.
Deadline for application is April 30, 2010.
Learn more: Apply online here or contact Donna
Drummond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-266-6556.
Central Corridor: Committees forming to address detailed construction concerns
The CAC will be transitioning to Construction Communication Committees, which will focus more on detailed and localized concerns as a result of construction.
The outreach staff is seeking nominations this
spring and will hold a joint kickoff meeting this summer.
Last month at the final meeting of the Central
Corridor Community Advisory
Committee (CAC), Metropolitan Council Chair Peter Bell thanked members, including St. Paul Smart Trips director Jessica Treat, for their work over the past three years.
Bell acknowledged the role that the CAC and its members have played in impacting the look and operation of the line including full build out of the three stations at Hamline, Western and Victoria.
Nominate yourself: Contact Robin Caufman at email@example.com or 651-602-1457