Transportation

We believe St. Anthony Park has the potential to be an almost car-free environment, given our walkable blocks and healthy business districts.

We encourage use of alternatives to driving:

  • Walking

  • Biking

  • Buses and light rail

  • Car sharing (such as HourCar)

 

In our Drop a Car campaign, we're 

encouraging households to rely more on

those alternatives, and we co-led a "Drop a Car"

workshop through Minneapolis Community Ed.

 

We joined with the SAP Community Council and the Friendly Streets Initiative on the Raymond  Avenue rebuild in 2017 for more bike and pedestrian features, and we continue to work with SAP Elementary on Safe Routes to School on Como and Raymond Avenues.  Also with the SAPCC, we advocated in 2019 for a progressive redesign of a mile-long stretch of Cleveland Avenue.  We envisioned a street with more buses, bikers, and walkers, fewer private cars, and no parking lane (shown here). Designs like this would nudge us to change our behavior.  See our column Building the Future in a Street in a recent Park Bugle.  

We support the St. Paul Bike Plan, which will better connect St. Anthony Park to the U of M Transitway and Pierce Butler Route. It will also improve bikeability along Como and Raymond Avenues (part of Grand Rounds) and along Cleveland Avenue through the University campus.   

 

Our "Meet the Bike" groups have cycled to the Stone Arch Bridge, Como Lake, and the YOXO toy factory.  At our "Meet the Bus" events, we showed neighbors how to ride to spots like Hampden Park Co-op and Surly Brewing. And even before St. Paul switched to its single-hauler-per-neighborhood system, we helped cut the number of trash haulers in St. Anthony Park. Other projects of interest:

  • Discussing the impacts of our transportation choices: see "The true costs," right

  • Creating more outdoor benches or landscape seating to encourage seniors (and everyone) to walk more

  • Improving seniors' access to doctors through appointment coordination and transportation sharing.

 

 

Got ideas? Email Transportation@TransitionASAP.org.  Or come to a meeting of the SAP Community Council's Transportation Committee, which meets the first Monday of every month, 6:30–8:00 pm at the Council office, 2395 University Avenue, at the corner of Raymond. 

July 4 parade: Slide show

Our Metro Transit train snaked down Como Avenue in the 2015 parade.  Photos: Duane Schriever

The true costs of

our long-distance

travel choices 

 

Read Michael Russelle's

article in the Park Bugle,  

"The Fare Isn't the Only Cost in Travel," to compare the carbon costs of plane, train, bus, and car travel. We can all shrink our impact by planning how to offset that carbon debt. If we enlist buddies to help us, we spread awareness at the same time. (For source info, see the reference list as a PDF.)

Transit routes in the neighborhood

 

Green Line:  Frequent light rail service along University Avenue through South St. Anthony Park, connecting to both downtowns, the U of M, Midway, and more.

 

3 bus:  Generally 10-minute intervals along Como Avenue, connecting to both downtowns.

 

87 bus:  15-minute intervals from Rosedale mall to Highland Park Village along Cleveland and Raymond Avenues with a stop at the Green Line.

 

30 bus:  20-minute interval express service from Como Avenue and Highway 280 to and from the Westgate Green Line station, with connections through Northeast and North Minneapolis to Golden Valley.

 

63 bus:  Service from the Raymond Green Line station to businesses along Grand Avenue, ending in downtown St. Paul.

 

67 bus:  Service from the Blue Line station on Franklin Avenue to downtown St. Paul via Minnehaha Avenue (Hamline University) with a stop at the Raymond Green Line station.

 

16 bus:  Local service on University Avenue with stops between the Green Line stations.

 

 

Transition Town - All St. Anthony Park is located in St. Paul, Minnesota. We are affiliated with the St. Anthony Park Community Council and are funded in part through a grant from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation with support from the Metro Clean Energy Resource Team and the 3M Foundation.  We're "on the map" of the worldwide Transition Network and are part of the national Transition U.S. and the metro-area Transition Twin Cities

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