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