Photo at Dual Citizen Brewing courtesy of Sustain Saint Paul St. Paul Transportation Planner Jimmy Shoemaker presented the city’s recently updated Bicycle Plan as part of Sustain Saint Paul ’s “Brews & the Bike Plan” event on May 24 at Dual Citizen Brewing Co . The presentation provided detailed information and gave opportunities for feedback on the update, which is currently available for public comment. Dual Citizen Brewing hosted a crowded bike rack for the event. Photo by Sarah Johnson, @sj_obc Over 40 people enjoyed a beverage in the brewery’s sunny warehouse space to view the slide deck available online and hear Shoemaker’s 20-minute presentation, followed by an expansive Q&A. Fresh off big wins for sustainable transportation at the Minnesota Legislature — including funding and parameters for a Metropolitan Council study to extend the Midtown Greenway across the river from Minneapolis — the crowd seemed relaxed and optimistic.
Shoemaker began with a bike plan’s purpose: “to build consensus” and set a vision for the future. Building upon the 2015 plan, which stressed completion of the Grand Round and Capital City Bikeway , the update draws from the results of a Fall 2021 engagement survey . The community’s most frequent request by far: more separated bikeways. St. Paul Public Works planner Jimmy Shoemaker speaks to a full room. Photo courtesy of Sustain Saint Paul Separated Lanes and Safety
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