We are pleased to announce that there are two exciting opportunities to spread the word about non-motorized transportation - that's biking and walking to us regular folk!!
On Wednesday, September 13 from 4-5p we will be joining with the Saint Paul Police Department in a STOP FOR ME event to promote pedestrian safety. Volunteers will be crossing McKnight Road at Villages on McKnight to demonstrate the cross-walk laws in our state. Police officers will be ticketing drivers who do not yield to pedestrians, as a way to raise awareness that a pedestrian has the right-of-way at ANY marked or unmarked crosswalk (intersection). Too many pedestrian's are being hurt or killed simply trying to cross our streets. So join us for this important event.
The on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 -7:30p, there will be another SLOW ROLL across the East Side. This event will be an opportunity for bike riders of all ages and abilities, all backgrounds and experiences to tour a portion of the East Side. We will begin at the East Side Freedom Library (1105 Greenbrier) and wind our way down to Phalen Blvd and back. It is about a 5.5 mile ride and we go as slow as the slowest rider with help from marshals who stop traffic at intersections and keep track of how everyone is doing. The ride culminates with a free meal brought to you by a local business. This event is a partnership between Cycles for Change, Smart Trips, the Freedom Library and East Side district councils, including District 1.
Hope you can join us for one or both of these events.