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How You, and All of Us, Can Escape Car Dependency — WITH KIDS!

This is an independent addition to the previous post titled: “How You, and All of Us, Can Escape Car Dependency” This twist is how to do so when you have kids. My journey going car-free began a few years ago. Household expenses forced me to look at the larger line items and figure out how […]

Otto Avenue Gets Big Bike Improvements

Last week Saint Paul completed a very short, but very important bicycle and pedestrian improvement. The one-third mile off-street path connects West 7th Street to Shepard Road and the Minnesota River Trail (MRT) Bikeway. While it does not have everything I would have asked for if Saint Paul Public Works used the “What Dana Wants” […]

Open Letter to Joe Soucheray from a Saint Paul Minivan Mom

The following is in response to a column that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press last week. — Dear Joe, You called me out. I have three children (ages 1, 3, and 5), I drive a mini-van (red 2010 Toyota Sienna) and I’d love to make the call on bike lanes. But you probably […]