For those of you who aren’t familiar with Saint Peter, its a historic town a bit south of the Twin Cities Metro. It’s actually a reasonably charming place, despite the fact that the highway running through the downtown business district way out of scale with the surrounding development.
I was there today for a sustainability tour and found a lot to like — the city is doing some innovative things to try to make sure it remains a healthy, vibrant place. Things aren’t perfect there by any means, but it was inspiring to hear about so many things that are working, to know it can be done.
(I even found out why the highway is so ridiculously wide and, no, it is not Mn/DOT’s fault!)