The saga of the Summit Avenue Regional Trail Plan just keeps going, like cyclists with the wind at their back.
Cascade Creek was named after a waterfall in the W 7th St neighborhood of St. Paul. The stream was most famously associated with Ayd Mill.
Despite the challenges, I see more and more people getting out of their cars and seeing firsthand both the benefits and the drawbacks of commuting on foot.
It could have happened sooner, but the Ayd Mill Road bike lane and road diet was a start.
This fall, Saint Paul completed five major new bikeways, the most in the city’s history. We’ll look at all five of them and discuss some of the political and design work that enabled each of them to happen. Como Avenue First up is a multi-use, off-street trail on Como Avenue between Raymond Avenue and Hamline […]
I heard you groan: “Why are we still talking about Ayd Mill Road, especially amidst a global pandemic?!?” Well, my friend, we’re talking about it because our Public Works Department and highway departments around America are continuing to pave things. Like a Cyborg Terminator Coronavirus, highway departments will keep paving until the day civilization ends […]
I traveled to Europe for the first time in October, basing in Amsterdam because I wanted to experience a city built for multi-modal transportation. How heartening to see the possibilities: adults of all ages cycling to work, ready rail service to nearby towns, having officers stop traffic so pedestrian throngs could cross the street. A […]
There’s still one more week to apply to Join the streets.mn Board for Better Places in Minnesota. If you want some more information and/or to meet current board members before you apply Come to the streets.mn Happy Hour, Meet Board Members on November 14th at Venn Brewing. Also mark your calendar for the annual Winter […]
Several years back, I wrote about the history of what’s now called Ayd Mill Road and the efforts to turn it into a linear park. Ayd Mill is one of the most studied and debated pieces of roadway in Minnesota history. When the road first opened in 1965, there wasn’t anything to connect it to. […]
In honor of International Car-Free Day, professional cartoonist and ardent cyclist Andy Singer offers our readers some CARtoons to consider.