keep sidewalks walkable this winter!
Photos (far left, far right) by Andrew Ciscel
A show of hands please, how many of you reading this almost slipped and
fell last winter? For all the things we do collectively to make our
city a better place to live, this is one area that many of us let slip.
Whether you're young or old, with or without disabilities, keeping
sidewalks free of snow and ice for yourself and others is a matter of
transportation equity, and it's the law:
City of St. Paul requires owners and renters to remove snow and ice
within 24 hours after a snowfall from public sidewalks bordering their
buildings or lots.
So we're confident
that you all shovel within that time period, but what about neighbors
down the street? Reporting properties can help bring enforcement to an
ongoing problem, but it isn't an immediate fix.
That's why we created an informational door hanger that you can
leave at problem properties to share your concern. Help your neighbors
save themselves and the city some dough for the holidays - take some
with you on your next walk! And of course, consider being a good
neighbor and offer to lend a hand.
Take action: Use our map to find the pickup location nearest you
County seeks input on bike gap maps
Living Ramsey County (ALRC) has produced new maps outlining gaps in
connectivity between bike lanes, routes and trails in Ramsey County
and is seeking feedback from bicyclists. The work has been completed by
the diligent members of their Connectivity Team with the goal of
identifying next steps in creating. a safe transportation and recreational
bicycle network in Ramsey County.
Here's what they're asking you to do:
- Look for
incorrect or missing information
gaps / connectivity needs not on the maps
on the importance of connecting the gaps
to access the maps
We've created a Google map to help you find the section of Ramsey
County that you're interested in. Click on a section and a dialogue box
will pop up with a link to download a PDF of that section.
Send your feedback: Contact Connie Bernardy at (651) 748-2500
ext. 334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commuter Choice award winners announced
Jason Tanzman from Sibley Bike Depot (left) and Chad
Skally (right) accept awards
Last month employers, individuals and dignitaries joined St. Paul Smart
Trips and our regional partners in recognizing some of the outstanding
work done this year in making the Twin Cities an easier place to choose
options for getting around. Congrats to all nominees and winners!
Here are the highlights for St. Paul:
Bike Depot - Community Hero award
A non-profit community bike shop that provides space and
training to youth and adults interested in repairing their bikes.
Chad Skally - Neighborhood
Skally partnered with the Grand Avenue Business
Association, the City of St. Paul, Dero Bike Racks and others to
install 66 bike racks along Grand Avenue.
Linda Mainquist -Individual
Her concern about keeping St. Paul sidewalks clear in the winter led to
a citywide outreach campaign from St. Paul Smart Trips and the City of
St. Paul (featured above).
Look beyond the red carpet: View photos from this year's event.
this woman singing?
you said because she found someone to commute to work with who enjoys her
singing, you might be right (lucky gal!).
Something else to sing about is that during Rideshare to Work Month in
October, Metro Transit's Rideshare Planner saw an impressive 37
percent increase in people searching for potential rideshare
What this means for you is that if it's been a while since you looked
for a ride match, the chances of finding someone going your way just
got a lot better. But don't worry- if you're not as lucky as this lady,
there's always singing in the shower!
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