Category: Bicycling

The Case for a New Summit Avenue Bikeway

Summit Avenue has the city’s oldest, most historic bike lanes and is the second most popular place to bike in St. Paul. So why push for a multi-million-dollar project to improve the lanes? Because the bikeway can be better — and safer — for all users.

Quarry Island as seen from the WPA Overlook in Mendota Heights

A Visit to Quarry Island

Quarry Island lies in the middle of Gun Club Lake in Mendota Heights, just north of the 494 bridge and beneath the roar of MSP Airport runways.

More On the Robert Piram Trail Story

Wolfie Browender highlights some of the features and history of the Robert Piram Bike Trail with project manager Mary Norton.

Queensboro Bridge connecting Manhattan and Queens in New York.

National Links: 300 Languages, One Street

Along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, more than 300 languages are spoken. As the 7 train runs over the “artery of life”, commerce explodes underneath with vibrancy and community. The street is a microcosm of the world and what goes on there sometimes impacts what happens on the other side of the globe.

Dog Nearly Bites Man and Converted Churches on Dayton’s Bluff

September 27, 2021 Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff 20.1 miles The route map of my September 27, 2021 ride. The map is zoomable. A sunny late September day with the temperature in the mid-70s is a day to ride. And so I was winding my way east on Kellogg Boulevard Downtown toward Dayton’s Bluff. At the […]

National Links: Selling Omaha

How Boomers get the housing crisis wrong, why a poor sense of direction could be an early sign of dementia and more “old news.”

An Energetic Cost Analysis Diagram Concluding the Superiority of Saint Paul

Since the dawn of time, philosophers have debated whether Minneapolis is really as great as it thinks it is. With the assistance of cutting-edge IBM Thinkpad 230t supercomputers equipped with Wacom data analyzers, urban theorists have finally proven what those of the Silver City have always known: Saint Paul rules and Minneapolis drools. Enjoy that […]

Chippewa Avenue and Curtice Street

The Native Street Names On the West Side

Five West Side streets are named after Native American tribes and West Side homes are among the most diverse in the city. Details in this Saint Paul By Bike ride.