(Photos of Jefferson Avenue by Mke Jones)
“I’m beginning to know what Charlie Brown feels like,” lamented Dave Pasik. “I keep running to kick that football, and the last minute, Lucy pulls it away.”
At Wednesday night’s St. Paul City Council meeting, Pasik's football was the Jefferson Avenue Bikeway, or at least parts of it. Charlie Brown was the cyclists, Jefferson Avenue residents, disability advocates, and pedestrians. Lucy was Council Member Chris Tolbert and the rest of the City Council. On April 4, in the latest move in a series of meetings, plans, revisions, and amendments, the council voted unanimously to approve an amended resolution for a Jefferson Avenue bikeway that removes several of the traffic circles that had been approved previously.