Smart Trips Summit-U   (2008)

Smart Trips Summit-U increased
biking and walking by 33%

During the summer of 2008, St. Paul Smart Trips ran an innovative new program in the Summit-University neighborhood to connect people with free resources, events, and activities that helped them make "smart" trips: smart for their budgets, smart for the environment and smart for their health.

Final Report

The Smart Trips Summit-U final report outlines program results and is now avalaible for download. You can also watch a presentation of report results at right.

Smart Trips Summit-U Final Report
8.3mb (pdf)


From June through August we delivered over 600 FREE Smart Trips Kits; reusable tote bags full of personalized transportation resources and tools. We also hosted bike rides, walks and classes on bike repair and bike commuting.

By focusing just on Summit-U, we were able to provide residents with all the tools they needed to find smart ways to get around St. Paul and beyond. Results from a before and after phone survey, show Summit-U residents increased their biking and walking trips by 33% compared to people outside the neighborhood.

Summit-University neighborhood




All residents of Summit-U received our first two newsletters, followed by two more for those who ordered Smart Trips Kits from newsletter #2.

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 (PDF)



In June, July and August we hosted a number of bike rides, walks and classes for Summit-U residents and the public.

Summit-U Events Calendar



Smart Trips Summit-U brown bag discussion
Narrated slides from October 21, 2008

Download the slides from the presentation (pdf)


The anatomy of a Smart Trips Kit

When residents of Summit-U ordered their FREE Smart Trips Kits, they had the option to request a number of great tools and resources to help them get around.

One of the resources available was our biking and walking maps of St. Paul's Midway area and Summit-U neighborhood (pictured above).

Didn't order a map or don't live in Summit-U? No problem!

Download the maps here

Other kit contents:

Neighborhood Business Coupon Book (PDF)
Smart Trips Tracking Cards (PDF)


Check out more photos from our events!