Living Street Plan

The streets of North St. Paul play an integral role in the life of our citizens. They are intended for everyone—young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper.

We have adopted a Living Street Plan for our City to improve our current designs to better accommodate

  • walkers
  • bikes
  • public transportation.
Through Living Streets,  our streets and public right-ofway will be designed to better accommodate the cleansing power of nature for stormwater, and the protection and beauty that trees provide.

Streets in the past were designed and built in an era where the focus was only on moving cars quickly and efficiently. Today we have the opportunity to design multi-purpose streets. Living Streets is a term that addresses these livability and environmental needs of our community and describes a design approach for rebuilding streets.

Communities across the country, like North St. Paul, are embracing this design approach and asking their planners and engineers to build road networks that are safer for pedestrians, slow traffic, provide neighborhood cohesiveness, provide aesthetic value, and improve the quality of our lakes and streams by reducing stormwater pollution. 

North St. Paul adopted in 2011.
Living Streets Plan (PDF)