Copenhagen Smart Trips

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Last week, our Executive Director Jessica Treat joined Matt Kramer, President of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul City Councilmember Amy Brendmoen and St. Paul’s Sustainable Transportation Planner Reuben Collins for a study tour in Copenhagen Denmark.

Civic leaders and elected officials and municipal staff from nine U.S. cities participated in the study tour, organized by 8-80 Cities and supported by Knight Foundation, to learn how Copenhagen became a world-class city by improving biking, walking and transit connections.

The group went with a specific goal in mind: to see first hand how Copenhagen made biking accessible to everyone and bring it back to St. Paul. Specifically, they went looking for strategies for implementing pieces of the city’s draft Bikeways Plan released earlier this year, like the downtown bike loop.

Learn more

  • Check out Knight Foundation’s overview of the study tour. more….
  • And Knight’s look at whether placemaking helps democracy. more….
  • Check out photos from the tour. more….
  • The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce gives their perspective of the trip. more….
  • Hear our ED Jessica and councilmember Amy Bredmoen talk about their trip. more….
  • Watch this video explaining just how bike friendly Copenhagen is