Central Corridor Bike Routes and Free Ride Zone

by Sida Ly | Mar 15, 2013
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Increase and improve St Paul's livability, health, outdoor recreation and transportation options with dedicated bike routes along the Central Corridor! University Ave will be bustling with buses, light rail and cars of course - but we still need to have increased safe options for walking and biking. Maybe Sherburne and/or Aurora could be one ways for car traffic with a dedicated lane for biking. A free-ride zone from would promote walking from surrounding neighborhoods on corridor.

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Sida

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Central Corridor Bike Routes and Free Ride Zone

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Increase and improve St Paul's livability, health, outdoor recreation and transportation options with dedicated bike routes along the Central Corridor! University Ave will be bustling with buses, light rail and cars of course - but we still need to have increased safe options for walking and biking. Maybe Sherburne and/or Aurora could be one ways for car traffic with a dedicated lane for biking. A free-ride zone from would promote walking from surrounding neighborhoods on corridor.

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Let's make the central corridor vibrant with not only the light rail, but safer neighborhoods with increase foot and bike use. I think this would make residents feel part of the neighborhood instead of feeling like a traffic is cutting through the area. The free ride zone would mean residents could really utilize short trips and spend their dollars locally. one-ways with bike paths would reduce traffic from avenue customers trying to park on residential streets, making the residents feel that their space is also respected and not just free parking areas.

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increases neighborhood vitality of the corridor area, frogtown/rondo communities

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expands the idea of mass transit to include biking and walking. University Ave would be more welcoming and neighbors would feel more connected to the "transit" corridor from increased foot and bike traffic, while Univeristy Ave would be less congested from sharing sidewalks and road shoulder parking with bikes.

hayworth structure said: No other activity could trigger my excitement rather than biking, it's a whole new refreshing moment, free from hassles and pressure ... about this Competition Entry. - 2532 days ago read more >

Sida Ly updated this Competition Entry. - 2816 days ago

Sida Ly submitted this idea. - 2816 days ago