Discussion scheduled to consider a pedestrian plan for St. Paul

A meeting to consider a possible St. Paul Pedestrian Plan will be held Wednesday night, sponsored by the District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Organizers say that, following the adoption in March of a St. Paul Bicycle Plan, the city should now consider ways to make the city more walker-friendly, too.

The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be at the Western District Police Station, 389 Hamline Av.

Mackenzie Turner Bargen, a Minneapolis Public Works associate transportation planner, will speak on the Minneapolis Pedestrian Plan, which is in place with the goal of “making Minneapolis a great walking city where people choose to walk for transportation, recreation, and health.”

Then a panel will look at ways that a similar St. Paul Pedestrian Plan might be drafted. Anne White, Vice Chair, District Councils Collaborativehe panelists will moderate a panel with:

• Rebecca Airmet, Community member, Summit-University Planning Council Board, Women on Bikes Advisory Board
• Craig Churchward, FASLA, Transportation Landscape Architect, Avenue Design Partners
• Kristin Jorenby, Assistant Director, Olmstead Implementation Office

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 05/19/2015 - 01:40 pm.

    Unless I’m mistaken

    St. Paul already has sidewalks. What more do you need for a “plan?”

  2. Submitted by Jake Thunderson on 05/20/2015 - 11:50 am.

    A “plan” is necessary

    Because vulnerable pedestrians keep getting killed by careless drivers.

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