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Transit for Livable Communities - TLC Calendar of Events

11/22/2014, 10:00AM - 05:00AM: Green Gifts Fair

On Saturday, November 22, Do It Green! Minnesota will host their 9th annual Green Gifts Fair to offer green gift options with over 80 local artists and retailers and to help you find ways to reduce your impact over the holidays with over 15 demo booths. TLC will be there!

Come by bike, bus, walking or carpool and receive a prize at the Metro Transit booth. Download a Metro Transit pass here for a free bus or lightrail ride the week of the event!

  • Shop 80+ local eco-vendors for green, recycled, fair-trade and organic gifts.
     
  • Come to sample foods and plan to eat lunch or dinner at the Midtown Global Market - offering over 30 global food options. 
     
  • Pick up a free copy of the new 2015 Do It Green! Directory - listing over 200 Do It Green! approved green businesses and organizations in Minnesota. 
     
  • Swap seeds at the Seed Library booth.
     
  • Bring your own reusable shopping bags, coffee mug and plate and silverware set to reduce your waste at the event. 
  • Bring your old holiday lights to drop off for recycling.

($1 Donation/person accepted at the door.)

12/5/2014, 08:30AM: Saint Paul Bike Plan Public Hearing

A public hearing has been set for the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan. The public hearing will take place on December 5, 2014, at the Planning Commission meeting to be held at 8:30 AM in rooms 40A & B in the City Hall basement. All are invited to attend the meeting and provide verbal testimony regarding the plan.

Written statements will be accepted through 4:30 PM on December 8, 2014. Written statements may be submitted one of two ways:

After the public hearing, city staff will consider the provided testimony and make any necessary adjustments to the plan. The plan will then be submitted for final approval by the Transportation Committee, the Planning Commission, and City Council. It is anticipated that the plan will be presented to the City Council in February 2015.

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014: Winter Bike Expo

On December 6 and 7, Freewheel Bike presents the 2014 Winter Bike Expo, the self-described headquarters for winter bike fanatics.The Winter Bike Expo exists to not only celebrate winter with committed year-round commuters and hard-core bike packers, but to engage new and diverse cyclists with a breadth of interests and skills. More information.

Saturday Seminars:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Winter Bikepacking
  • 11:00 a.m. - Wheel Science: Fat-Bike Tubeless
  • 12:00 p.m. - 45n Product Presentation
  • 1:00 p.m. - Winterize Your Rig
  • 2:00 p.m. - inter Commuting
  • 3:00 p.m. - History Of Fat Bikes

Sunday Seminars:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Bucksaw Presentation
  • 11:00 a.m. - Studded Tires And Studding Boots
  • 12:00 p.m. - Bike Transportation For Families
  • 1:00 p.m. - Fat Bike Birkie
  • 2:00 p.m. - Winter Trail Advocacy Seminar
  • 3:00 p.m. - Bike Laws Q&A

Other Fun Stuff:

  • Superfat Crit
  • Fat Bike Demos
  • Snow Shoe Demos
  • Photo as the #Freewheelyeti
  • Lego Kids Corner
  • Beer
  • Raffle
  • Kids Balance Bike Demos (With Snow Skis)
  • Wheel House
  • Bike Art by Beau Layman

Exhibitors:

  • Cannondale
  • Hed
  • Borealis
  • Surly
  • Salsa
  • 45nrth
  • Lazer
  • Birkie
  • Three River Park Disctric
  • Cuyuna Lake Mtb
  • Free Bikes For Kids
  • Second Hand Hounds
  • Minnesota Off Road Cyclists
  • Bicycle Alliance Of Minnesota

12/9/2014, 07:00PM - 08:30PM: Transportation Challenges in the East Metro

Many residents lack access to effective transportation to get to jobs, appointments, and services. Learn more about what can be done to improve our transportation system. The program will feature comments from experts on transportation in the east metro followed by a panel discussion. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their ideas and consider activities that will assure legislative action in 2015. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsored by River Valley Action, Transit for Livable Communities, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, Izakk Walton League Jaques Chapter.

More information.

12/9/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: December Monthly Bike Walk Count

Bike Walk Twin Cities Volunteers Needed:

This year's last monthly count of Twin Cities bicycle & pedestrian traffic is planned for Tuesday, December 9. We are looking for 6 volunteers to help from 4 to 6 PM that day. If you are available, please confirm and sign up for your preferred count location below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael at michaelp@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1404.

We look forward to counting with you! And please feel free to spread the word with others you think may be interested in counting. Thanks!

 

12/9/2014, 05:00PM - 07:00PM: Transportation on Tap: Youth and Active Transportation


On Tuesday, December 9, TLC welcomes you back to Republic for our fifth Transportation on Tap event of the year! Enjoy light appetizers on us and talk bike, walk, bus, and rail with other TLC members and friends. This month we're diving into the topic of youth & active transportation. We'll look forward to seeing you for another lively happy-hour conversation!

Featured panel:

  • Nicole Campbell, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, MnDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Section
  • Amber Dallman, Physical Activity Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Casey Pavek, General Manager, Venture North


All are welcome, but RSVPs are much appreciated. Thanks!

Questions? Contact Jennifer at jenniferh@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1416.

 

12/11/2014, 09:00AM - 03:30PM: Transportation Options Workshop

"Transportation is definitely a critical point in breaking the cycle of poverty." - Joan McDonough-Schlecht, Neighborhood House

"There is no program I know of that addresses financial benefits of transportation so directly." - Eva Song Margolis, Eastside Financial Center

TLC’s Transportation Options workshop offers social service and financial coaching staff the resources and experience they need to empower their participants to address the high cost of getting around, to save money, and to build wealth.

The one-day workshop immerses attendees into the realities, barriers, and solutions to finding affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation in order to access jobs, education, and financial stability.

We’ll discuss the asset-building potential of options such as biking, walking, transit, car sharing, and bike sharing and help to decipher when and where they make sense for families and individuals working toward economic self-sufficiency.

Inside the Workshop:

  • Uncover the true cost of transportation
  • Experience firsthand new options for getting around
  • Understand a network of solutions and support

RSVPs are required. Fee to attend: $20.

Please register below or contact Pamela Moore at pamelam@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1419. 

12/17/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Dec. 17 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on achieving better outcomes from public engagement. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email erink@tlcminnesota.org.

1/29/2015, 09:00AM - 03:30PM: Transportation Options Workshop

"Transportation is definitely a critical point in breaking the cycle of poverty." - Joan McDonough-Schlecht, Neighborhood House

"There is no program I know of that addresses financial benefits of transportation so directly." - Eva Song Margolis, Eastside Financial Center

TLC’s Transportation Options workshop offers social service and financial coaching staff the resources and experience they need to empower their participants to address the high cost of getting around, to save money, and to build wealth.

The one-day workshop immerses attendees into the realities, barriers, and solutions to finding affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation in order to access jobs, education, and financial stability.

We’ll discuss the asset-building potential of options such as biking, walking, transit, car sharing, and bike sharing and help to decipher when and where they make sense for families and individuals working toward economic self-sufficiency.

Inside the Workshop:

  • Uncover the true cost of transportation
  • Experience firsthand new options for getting around
  • Understand a network of solutions and support

RSVPs are required. Fee to attend: $20.

Please register below or contact Pamela Moore at pamelam@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1419. 

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