Build out protected one-way bikeways in St. Paul now, be open and honest that you aren’t going to fully maintain them in winter, YET, but plan for and invest in the capacity to do so soon.
Mayor Allcity announced that in light of our declared climate emergency, degrading city and resident finances, and public safety and health challenges brought about by car dependency, our streets and transportation systems will no longer prioritize private car drivers above all other transportation modes. Instead, people walking, biking, and rolling (hereafter simply referred to as “people”) will no longer be treated mostly as an afterthought by city planners and engineers and the safety and convenience of low-carbon, active transportation modes will be prioritized.
St. Paul has added significant infrastructure for cyclists, rollers and walkers over the past few years. But too many examples of auto-centric street design remain.
I’ve lived in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul for a few years now and have become very well-acquainted with its bike facilities, both good and bad. Overall, the neighborhood is roughly on par with most of St. Paul, with maybe slightly better connectivity to other parts of the city, though we lack any real […]