The city of Saint Paul presented ideas in June about possible ways to change Summit Avenue’s on-street bike lanes to off-street bike paths. Essentially, the position of the parked cars and the existing bike lanes would be switched. The parked cars and curbs would be moved inward, next to the drivi

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  1. Carolyn Will, Merriam Park

    How do you arrive at such confidence to state: “no trees will be harmed.” The city has not shared any report from the experts, the urban forestry division, stating this. And watching this overlay project now, and the construction of new sidewalk paths encircling the tree trunks within a couple of feet, I’m not feeling confident that the city knows how to protect the trees. We need to hear from Rachel Coyle Urban Forester Supervisor City of Saint Paul Parks & Recreation Department ISA #MN4325-AM P: 651-632-2431

  2. Catherine Zimmer, Merriam Park

    I believe a number of European countries use this model for bike lanes. In Finland, a totally off the road bike lane is provided. To encourage more people to get out of their cars, we have to make biking safer and this is a good way to do so. As a bike commuter, when I ride past parked cars I am always worried someone will “door” me. I once met a woman who was doored on Grand Ave and ended up with a broken pelvis among other injuries. Getting doored or hit is a very real risk that can be minimized with the model Andy suggests.

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