Coalition Asking for Change at Busy St. Paul Intersection

May 11, 2018 12:33 PM


The intersection of Snelling and Summit in St. Paul is a busy one.

Stand and watch for few a minutes and you'll see walkers, drivers, runners and bikers.

Cyclist Chris Budell lives blocks away. And he said some drivers speed through while others are distracted by their cell phones.

RELATED: Family Identifies Bicyclist Killed in St. Paul Crash Involving School Bus

On Wednesday, the intersection was the sight of a crash between a school bus and bicycle that left cyclist Alan Grahn dead.

Andy Singer is with the St. Paul Bike Coalition.

He said Summit Avenue is one of the best east-west routes in the city.

RELATED: Bicyclist Killed in Crash Involving School Bus in St. Paul

"In terms of connectivity, because you can go all the way from the river in Minneapolis to the Capitol in downtown," he said.

But Singer said the intersection of Summit and Snelling avenues is bad, in part, because both carriage roads on Summit continue through to Snelling.

So, essentially, you have four lanes meeting four lanes with turn lanes. But two of the lanes are outside the intersection.

Singer would like to see a turn signal added to the intersection.

"Protected bikeways and look at ways to make it into a really first-rate bikeway," he said.


Todd Wilson

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