August 3 – 10 was Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week in St Paul. One of the week’s activities was a pilot program aimed to protect pedestrians at dangerous intersections. Read about it at this Star Tribune article: Crosswalk flags appear as part of Pedestrian Safety week in St. Paul. Also, see what your neighbors had to say about how they define walkability and contribute what would you like to see at the St. Paul Issues Forum blog.
This MinnPost article by Bill Lindeke is focused on State Aid standards for bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The article describes how city and county road designs are limited because of having to meet these standards.
Betsy Leach, Executive Director of District 1 Community Council, talks to SPNN about District 1 neighborhoods, healthy transportation and health equity.
What: Community Conversation on the St Paul Healthy Transportation for All Community Event
When: August 6, 2014, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Neighborhood House/El Rio Vista (179 Robie St E, St Paul)
We need your input to help put together the program and ensure that all voices are heard. The actual Community Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Carpenters Hall Union in St. Paul. The idea for the day is a mix of topic-specific workshops, an advocacy training, and keynote speakers all related to equitable transportation access and health. The organizers want input on what topics to cover in the workshops, how to structure the day, and how to reach important audiences.
Please join us on August 6, 2014 from 6:00-8:00PM at Neighborhood House/El Rio Vista (179 Robie St E, St Paul) for a community conversation to brainstorm workshop topics for the convening.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Lauren Fulner at 651-214-6788 or email@example.com.