TCBC Bike University Program: Midtown Greenway Coalition – An Update with Executive Director, Soren Jensen – October 6, 2022, at 07:00pm

TCBC Bike University is excited to feature Soren Jensen, Executive Director of the Midtown Greenway Coalition, who will provide the history of the coalition as well as an update on current activities. Soren has served in this position since 2011. Previously, he held positions with Target Corporation, The American Red Cross, and the National Parks Conservation Association. He holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and a B.A. from the University of Iowa.

This will be a very special opportunity to get your questions answered about our beloved Greenway Trail. There are many, such as:
-How is it going with that bridge?
-How will the trail link between the bridge and the Ayd Mill Trail in St. Paul?
-When are they going to fix the botched repaving job from last year?
-What’s going on with these art murals? Will there ever be more murals rather than graffiti? What’s this we hear about light sculptures?
-How’s it going with safety initiatives, homelessness, and crime around the trail?
-Are they ever going to reopen the Bike Center? Does the Coalition even have an office anymore?

These are just a few questions that come to mind. Bring your own issues about almost anything to do with the Greenway Trail!

Special thanks to Tim Rand for organizing this session of Bike U!

After Program Information:

Soren provided a fascinating history of the implementation and construction of the Greenway Trail dating back to the 1980s, as well as several current issues including repaving, the possible extension across the Mississippi River to St. Paul, safety initiatives, bench relocations, future amenities, artwork, and upcoming events. He also helped the listeners navigate a complex network of city, county, rail, business, utility, national park, and other community players that affect the trail.
Please follow the link below to the Zoom recording to find out almost everything you wanted to know about the Midtown Greenway Trail!
Also, see this article by Amy Gage, titled “Could a Proposed Railway Merger Finally Bridge the Twin Cities by Bike?”, that was published in Streets.MN on October 26, 2022. TCBC is mentioned along with the link to this Bike U session!