All Roads Lead to Saint Paul

by Thomas Collins | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

I would suggest we install up to four kiosks along the Great River Corridor – including one at the newly remodeled Union Depot – celebrating transportation in all of its seven modes in a city renown for its accessibility. In fact, the Union Depot is the axis of rail, truck/car, airplane, barge/boat, bus/light rail transit, biking, and, of course walking. The Union Depot is one of few places in the United States where this convergence occurs. It is a sense of pride for our residents and heightens interest in our city from our visitors. It would cost about $70,000 to install four interpretive signs (three along the river corridor and the crown jewel at Union Depot.

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About You

First Name

Louie

Last Name

Jambois

City

Saint Paul

County

Ramsey

Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

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How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

We were notified via email by the Saint Paul Foundation

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Organization Name (if applicable)

Saint Paul Port Authority

Organization Website

Organization Phone

651-224-5686

Organization Address

380 St. Peter St., Suite 850

City

Saint Paul

Organization Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Your idea

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Title of your idea

All Roads Lead to Saint Paul

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I would suggest we install up to four kiosks along the Great River Corridor – including one at the newly remodeled Union Depot – celebrating transportation in all of its seven modes in a city renown for its accessibility. In fact, the Union Depot is the axis of rail, truck/car, airplane, barge/boat, bus/light rail transit, biking, and, of course walking. The Union Depot is one of few places in the United States where this convergence occurs. It is a sense of pride for our residents and heightens interest in our city from our visitors. It would cost about $70,000 to install four interpretive signs (three along the river corridor and the crown jewel at Union Depot.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Being true Minnesotans, we hide our light under a basket. Celebration of our transportation assets could – and should – be a point of pride. It enables us to stand out as a liveable community. Truly sustainable and interesting cities demand easy access to its business, neighborhood and educational institutions.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It never hurts to remind people of why their city is special, and then tell them again and again. Saint Paul is truly unique in the country in its centralization of transit modes – particularly in the Union Depot. It will be a hub of activity shortly, reminding people over and over why they choose to live and work in Saint Paul.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

We are suggesting educational and artistic capital improvements that are permanent and will be seen by thousands of people each year. It is no stretch to compare these structures with other iconic representations of Minnesota, like the State Capitol, the Science Museum and the Cathedral. There is a rich connection with the Mississippi River that has sustained Saint Paul throughout its history, and these signs will be forever symbolic of that linkage.

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