Author: Roberta Avidor

Roberta Avidor

About Roberta Avidor

Roberta Avidor is an illustrator who has created hand-illustrated maps for the Saint Paul Almanac, Bicycle Alliance of MN, St. Paul Smart Trips, the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation, the Wisconsin DNR, and Ephemera Press (Brooklyn, NY). She and her husband Ken live & work in Lowertown and are car-free. You can see her maps and other artwork at Roberta Avidor's Art Blog.

Lincoln Avenue is Good Route Up Summit Hill. There’s Only One Problem…

Living in Lowertown, I have need to frequent my favorite shops/businesses on Grand Ave. Of course, this entails a good workout biking up the Grand Avenue hill. My preference, though, is to turn left and bike on Lincoln Ave (one block south and parallel to Grand) instead of the busy Grand or Summit Avenues. I […]

Restore the Grid! A Vision for the Center of Downtown Saint Paul

I live and work in Lowertown. Frequently my errands and wanderings take me up to the Rice Park/Landmark Center/7th Place areas. I’m always either on foot or bike. Over the last two-plus years of living here, I’ve become increasingly annoyed with the presence of the two “SuperBlocks”. These are the blocks that have 7th Street […]