By Joshua Houdek, Land Use and Transportation Program Manager
The Sierra Club, both nationally and here at the Minnesota North Star Chapter, supports Light Rail Transit (LRT) as a critical component of a 21st century transportation system. LRT will reduce our dependence on dirty tar sands oil from Canada, and help us develop a more sustainable and resilient region. For this reason, we have taken a position in strong support of the Southwest Light Rail Transit project (SWLRT). In fact, Sierra Club named it one of the “nation’s best transportation projects to move us beyond oil” in a recent national report.
Want to learn more? There’s no better way than from the seat of your bicycle. So we are showcasing the SWLRT in the Sierra Club’s 18th Annual Bike Tour on Sunday, September 22. We invite you to join us for this year’s ride!
The Bike Tour is a leisurely paced group ride of about 25 miles. You’ll explore scenic bike trails and future light rail stations, enjoy great food and fun company, and hear from expert guest speakers about this controversial, but critically important transportation project.
Pre-registration is highly recommended and will save you money. It’s not too late to save $10 (FREE for students). Register for the Bike Tour today!
WHO: Open to all!
WHAT: Sierra Club Bike Tour
WHEN: Sunday, September 22. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.,
Kick-off at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Aquila Elementary School, 8500 W 31st St, St. Louis Park