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Bikes, Trains and Automobiles

We're gearing up to get on our bikes to travel for pleasure and travel to work along the Lakewalk Bike Trail. Soon the bike path system will extend westward to connect to the Munger Trail.

Duluth could someday be connected to the Twin Cities via the NLX - Northern Lights Express high speed train.

This spring, an Electric Vehicle charging station will be installed at the Depot Parking Ramp at 6th Ave W & Michigan Street to support electric vehicle use.

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Residents and visitors will have access to electric vehicle charging stations with one at the Depot Parking Ramp, near Duluth Main Library and St. Louis County's Depot Museum, and the second charging station on the UMD campus. Plans are also on the drawing board to install EV chargers in the DTA's new Intermodal Transportation Center that will open in late 2014.

Duluth and UMD are partners in a DOE grant project to Accelerate Alternative Fueled Vehicles, partnering with the grant awardee, Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition. Minneapolis, St. Paul and other cities and organizations are partners as well.

The Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition has been awarded a DOE grant for a 2-year Accelerating Alternatives for Minnesota Drivers project. The City of Duluth and UMD are partners in the grant project and will organize and staff workshops in Duluth. The overall project team will provide safety and technical assistance and training related to Plug-in Vehicle (PEV) and natural gas fueling infrastructure; establish a Minnesota green fleet recognition program; and create the DriveElectricMN.org website as an online resource for EV users and potential EV users in Minnesota. 

There are 85 active Clean Cities coalitions across the country, bringing together local governments and communities with the private sector to implement alternative-transportation solutions, with a goal of reducing petroleum dependence by 2.5 billion gallons per year by 2020.

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