Friday, October 24, 2008

Bike Boulevards - a good example

I think this film a great way to explain what a Bike Boulevard is. I had heard that Saint Paul was considering turning part of Highland Parkway into a Bike Boulevard and wondered how such a thing would work. I think this film very clearly explains how cars, bikes and pedestrians can work together. If you are a Saint Paulite and a cyclist, you might be interested in attending this meeting.

What: Highland District Council Community Meeting
When: Monday, October 27th, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Hillcrest Rec Center, 1978 Ford Parkway

Curious about plans for better bicycling in St. Paul?
Steve Clark (Bike Walk Twin Cities/Transit for Livable Communities) and Jessica Treat (St. Paul Smart Trips) will provide information on how pedestrians and bicyclists can be safer and more comfortable on streets known as "bicycle boulevards." Other presenters include St. Paul Public Works and the Highland District Council. Public comment will be taken at the meeting.

Please come lend your support for bicycling and walking and help us get the message out that these are safe, efficient, and community-friendly modes of transportation. Projects like bicycle boulevards provide transportation choices for local residents and the broader community, so perspectives from around the city are valuable in this process.

See you there!

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