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Social distancing fun with friends

Art by Emmy Pearson. Since the stay-at-home order has been lifted, friends and families want to get together while still maintaining a safe distance. Some activities that make this possible are bike rides, car circles, hammocking, campfires and picnics.

Emmy Pearson

May 27, 2020

With summer around the corner, and the stay-at-home order being lifted, it can be tempting to get in close contact while hanging out with friends. If you want to get together with friends while staying safe and vigilant, here are a few suggestions of ways to have fun while distanced. ...

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Take time from work and go for a bike ride

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

At times like these when we have to stay inside because of COVID-19, it's important to keep moving while also maintaining a good mental state as we wait in isolation. A great way to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy  is by going for a bike ride.  When on a bike ride, you can listen to music...

City Council to vote on bike infrastructure project

A cyclist uses a bike path along Cedar Lake Parkway Feb. 24. City Council will vote on the preliminary layout for the Dakota bikeway project Dec. 2.

Sam Swisher

February 25, 2020

As City Council plans to vote on the southeast bikeway improvements March 2, Senior City Engineering Project Manager Jack Sullivan said the project will help enlarge the quality of transportation choices in the area. “Our goal is to achieve a better network of mobility choices for the community, ...

Dakota bikeway approved by City Council

Dakota bikeway approved by City Council

Sam Swisher

December 5, 2019

As city engineer Ben Manibog reflects on the passing of the Dakota bikeway project he said he is pleased that the project will be entering the final design phase. “I’m happy that we’re able to move along with the project. It’s been a long process,” Manibog said. “It’s been very detailed as...

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

City Council to vote on new Dakota bikeway project

Sam Swisher

November 24, 2019

Hoping to connect the city with bikeways on north and south streets, city transportation engineer Ben Manibog said the Dakota bikeway will solve a north south connection problem. “It fills in a very key pedestrian and bike (path) north-south connection,” Manibog said. “There’s not a lot of eas...

Light rail construction temporarily closes bike paths

On a roll: Sophomore Ben Cantor unlocks his bike after school May 6. Many students ride their bikes to school and their routes will potentially be impacted by the light rail construction which is closing the bike paths near Park.

David Bryant

May 7, 2019

As construction begins for the Southwest Light Rail, St. Louis Park Council member Margaret Rog said she realizes the negative effects of the Cedar Lake Avenue and Kenilworth trails being closed. “I do recognize the irony in simultaneously promoting alternate forms of transportation, particularly...

Bikers ride through the park

Bikers ride through the park

Mimi Fhima

October 19, 2015

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