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Summit Avenue Cycle PAth

Sunday Summary – June 24, 2018

Here’s last week on streets.mn: Minneapolis 2040, the conversation continues Chris Moseng continues his Arguments Against Minneapolis’s Draft Comprehensive Plan, Addressed (Part II)  Part I addressed density arguments, this week the goal is to refute arguments that the Comp Plan guidance to build more densely won’t address housing affordability as well as concerns about aesthetics […]

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Restoring Summit Avenue’s Historic Bike Lanes

The recent death of cyclist Alan Grahn on Saint Paul’s Summit Avenue has rightfully fueled a movement to improve Summit’s bike infrastructure with protected bike lanes and improved intersection design. As the city’s main east/west cycling corridor, Summit is heavily used year round by both commuters and recreational cyclists but lacks the protections of the […]

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Updating the Summit Avenue Bikeway

The recent death of Alan Grahn on Summit Avenue at Snelling has provoked widespread calls for improvements to the Summit Avenue Bikeway. His is not the first death, the first crash or even the first crash of that type at that intersection. A gentleman named David Wuest was similarly hit by a motorist turning northbound […]

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Winter Bikeway Priorities in St. Paul

When you live in Minnesota you come to expect that there will be snow during winter. We’ve crafted numerous adaptations to provide comfortable winter living, including the declaration of a “snow emergency” when streets are difficult to pass with a personal car. Is it also an emergency when you cannot travel by bicycle (or walk)? […]

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Below THE Summit

October 10, 2015 12 Miles; Summit-University, Crocus Hill This ride wasn’t long in terms of mileage but it covered substantial amounts of local history and altitude. The front of 744 Ashland, built as the Temple of Aaron Synagogue, and now apartments. This is the rather unusual entrance to the apartment building at 744 Ashland Avenue […]

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Sunday Summary – September 3, 2017

Happy September!  Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer when we get back to school and buckle down to work.  You could use your new pencils/laptop to write for streets.mn. streets.mn welcomes new writers at any time to extend current discussions, bring new perspectives to issues on streets.mn, or add new voices to […]

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Summit Avenue Bridge Construction Detouring

The bridge over Summit Avenue will be rebuilt during the 2019 construction season. This is an exciting opportunity for the City of Saint Paul to start making Summit Avenue, the premier bike route in the city, safe and comfortable for all riders. Details about the project can be found on the project website as I […]

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Summit Avenue Blues

Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students who belong to a generation much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. This series of posts written by Macalester students for the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course are one effort to include these voices.  This piece […]

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Today this eight unit building is called the F. Scott Fitzgerald Row house. Fitzgerald and his parents lived in two different units during their time in Saint Paul.

Saint Paul By Bike: Inside Scottie’s Place

August 26, 2015 Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Summit Hill 8.9 miles In his 1934 novel “Tender Is the Night,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In any case you mustn’t confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” The oft quoted utterance could be the mantra of the man who purchased and restored 593 Summit Avenue, one of […]

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Rethinking the Status Quo on Summit Avenue

Perpetuating the status quo is sadly the way things are done in Saint Paul. The inertia of what has always been carries a lot of weight here. The latest example can be found on Summit Avenue in the form of the annual repainting of the door zone lane. Below is the current Summit lane sizing:   […]

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