The Saint Paul Grand Round
The Saint Paul Grand Round is a visionary project to complete a 30 mile scenic parkway with off-street pedestrian and bicycle trails connecting neighborhoods across the entire city of Saint Paul.
The Grand Round will be a city-wide asset that will increase walking and biking connections to local businesses and destinations, help calm traffic in residential neighborhoods, and connect communities across the city.
CDG led conversations with and information-gathering from Saint Paul residents, visitors and businesses for development of the plan. We coordinated and carried out interactive, family-friendly, place-based activities - including "Pop-Up" workshops at key points along the proposed Grand Round alignments like trail gateways and junctions, community and scenic destinations, and neighborhood events to share project information and gather public comments at multiple stages of the project.
We developed extensive and innovative materials for in-person and online engagement as well as for project marketing, communications, and branding. In addition, we developed and maintained the project's public website to disseminate background information, updates and announcements, and online engagement tools.
The project is moving forward with construction of the first segments to begin in summer 2016.