Wednesday, July 18, 2007

South Saint Paul Trail

I skated the South Saint Paul Regional Trail on 7/16 with the Minnesota Inline Skate Club (Google Map). The trail surface is broken up beneath the 494 bridge, and a bit south of the old railway bridge I was told it terminated (I didn't get that to that part). 

Introduction to MSP Trails

MSP Trails is currently an experiment. It may be launched or it may simply inspire some other entity to do a better job. I tend to favor the latter, since it takes drive and marketing to make something like this work and I've other obligations.

The goal of MSP Trails, including this blog and related items such as Google Maps, Google Calendar and perhaps (one day) a Wiki is to provide a single, organizationally neutral, edited, ad-free, spam-free, source for news and information on bicycle and inline stating trails in the Twin Cities Metro area.

If this particular example of MSP Trails is launched, I'd be looking for volunteers to post news on trails and work on updating Google's shared map layers, including adding relevant photographs.

I (John Faughnan, really) currently own the domain name and this blog, but I'd be happy to turn it over to the appropriate organization if one exists. It will only work if it's part of an emergent collaborative effort. I cannot imaging making any money from this in any way, I have other things I need to be doing.