To the editor:
I would like to provide some belated kudos to the staff of the East Side Review. I have recently enjoyed reading the news, the humor (especially Ben Bromley’s column), the follow-ups (the Phalen Freeze Fest, the Phalen Boulevard-area sinkhole), and the human-interest stories.
It was somewhat refreshing to see so many route options at the Rush Line Open House, but at the same time I realized that many of those would quickly be rated a “fail” and that we would be back down to a few main routes.
Recent ESR articles about a proposed Rush Line light-rail system extending from White Bear Lake to St. Paul’s Union Depot raised questions about where the ‘transit corridor’ should go. It seems that Swede Hollow Park, a deep ravine dubbed “St. Paul’s hidden gem,” is the Rush Line Corridor Task Force’s main focus.
I have read the 2009 ESNDC study regarding parking on Payne. I quote the study: “parking demand is relatively low along the Payne avenue corridor and the percentage of unutilized parking spaces is relatively high ...
A Dayton’s Bluff home at 326 Maria Ave. will be featured on this year’s annual Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour. (submitted photo)
The annual Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 1 5 p.m. During the home tour, residentsin both Minneapolis and St. Paul open their homes to the public to showcase the great things about city living.
The new St. Paul Bike Plan is critical for the future of our city. Fewer and fewer young people are getting drivers licenses and are choosing places to live based upon how easy it is to get about by foot, bicycle and public transportation.