Reading the Highland Villager #16 (May 12-15 Edition)

[Basically, the problem is that the best source of local streets & sidewalks news in Saint Paul is the Highland Villager. This wouldn't be a problem, except that its not available online. I'm reading the Highland Villager so that you don't have to. Until this newspaper goes online, sidewalk information must be set free.]

Total # of articles about sidewalks: 4
Total # of articles about sidewalks written by Jane McClure: 4

Title: City OK's Walgreens' plan for Highland; Drug store is just one of three new buildings
Author: Jane McClure

Short short version: The long-debated new pharmacy on Ford Parkway will go ahead, and has been approved by the St. Paul Planning Commission. They have forced the Walgreens Corp. to add a two buildings (a one-story and a two-story) on the site, and to include an "outdoor plaza" and a fountain on the corner of Ford and Finn.

Title: City to study potential for parks on Ford site
Author: Jane McClure

Short short version: The St Paul City Council will reroute funds intended for struggling neighborhoods to study putting parkland at the site of the current Ford Plan along the river in Highland Park.

Title: $1 million plan for Jefferson Ave. bike boulevard pedals onward
Author: Jane McClure

Short short version: The City Council finally voted to accept the $750K federal grant to put a bike boulevard along Jefferson Avenue in Highland Park. They did it despite the protests of Highland Park City Council member Pat Harris, who "believes the improvements would work better on another street, though he did not specify which one". Also, he is "concerned about a traffic diverter that will be installed on Cleveland Avenue".

Title: St. Paul adopts plan to enhance walking bicycling in Central Corridor
Author: Jane McClure

Short short version: The St. Paul City Council adopted a plan which will allow them to apply for grants to build bike and pedestrian amenities along the Central Corridor route (both on University Avenue, and in the neighborhoods nearby). The article includes some comments by cyclists who are concerned that University Avenue will no longer be a bike route, and that "moving bicycles onto Charles Avenue" won't work because its not a through street.

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