January 25, 2021

St. Paul announces community meetings to address electric vehicle project

logo: HourCar is a St. Paul based non-profit where members share on of about a dozen Toyota Prius'.

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HourCar is a St. Paul based non-profit where members share on of about a dozen Toyota Prius’.

A project developed by St. Paul, Minneapolis, HOURCAR, and Xcel Energy aims to encourage electric vehicle use in the Twin Cities by creating a network of electric vehicle charging stations and a car-sharing service powered by renewable energy.

The project — the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network — is expected to launch in 2021. In preparation St. Paul is hosting two online community meetings at the end of October discuss car-sharing services and proposed charging hub locations. There will be one meeting for each of the cities planned charging hub locations.

The Minneapolis meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 and the St. Paul meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. Meetings will be recorded and

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Lewes Looks to Maintain Bicycle Friendly Community Status

LEWES, Del. – The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee continues to meet as the off-season arrives.

Maintaining the city’s Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community status, gaining more bike ambassadors and giving cyclists a smoother ride on the trails were up for discussion during Tuesday night’s meeting. The committee also voted to recommend the city replace side-by-side bollards with single bollards, which cyclists could go around on either side. 

Nancy Baker rides the trails in Lewes almost everyday when she’s staying at her Lewes home. 


“They’re just very savvy here it feels like,” Baker says. “People are very caring about each other and their safety on the trails.”


City Manager Ann Marie Townshend says the application for the city to maintain its Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community status has to be submitted every four years.


“Everything from education, to engineering standards, to zoning, to the police interaction and enforcement.”


Townshend says

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Three San Diego Projects Get Grants for Community Transportation Assessments

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Three San Diego County projects were among 24 throughout the state to receive grants for community transportation needs assessments, which are intended to help nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies and Native American tribes identify and address transportation issues in their communities.

The projects include a $50,000 grant to the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition for an assessment on the Manzanita Reservation, a $49,515 grant to the county for assessments on two affordable housing properties in Spring Valley and a $18,750 grant to the nonprofit Urban Collaborative Project for assessments in the Chollas View and Ocean View neighborhoods of San Diego.

The grants come from the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program, with $1 million awarded to eligible disadvantaged communities throughout the state and an additional $150,000 set aside specifically for Native American tribes.

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