Cleveland Avenue Bicycle Lanes

I was able to attend the open house for the Cleveland Avenue Bicycle Lanes proposal last week. I really like this proposal, which eliminates parking on much of Cleveland in favor of bike lanes on both sides of the street. The parking on Cleveland has always made me nervous anyway, and I see more and more bicyclists and want to make sure we provide safe right-of-ways for them.

Of course, your opinion may differ, which is why I wanted to make sure to point you to the Cleveland Avenue Bicycle Lanes page on the Saint Paul website. Here you will find much of the same information shared at the open house last week. Note the contact information at the bottom of the page, make sure to let the city know what you think of the plan.

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Help your neighbors help Nepal

Do you realize we have neighbors on our Lincoln Avenue block who have come here from the region and still have family there? We spoke with the Norbus this week and they tell us the situation is still desperate.

We were not sure where best to direct funds, so we asked them to suggest a couple of organizations to which we could all feel confident making donations. They suggested these two: Karuna-Shechen and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

Please, consider helping your neighbors help Nepal. Please go to one of these websites and make a donation today.

Karuna-Shechen says that all donations made until May 31st 2015 will be directed towards relief efforts to help earthquake victims in Nepal. Its mobile medical clinics and camps have a team of professionals on the ground trained and already helping victims of this disaster.

The FPMT says the needs include food and shelter for more than 800 monks and nuns as well as structural repairs to buildings that are no longer safe to occupy as a result of the earthquake. Their fund will also be used to offer immediate relief and support to other areas in the Himalayan region.

Thank you,
…Eric & Mary (1993 Lincoln)