Project Description

Kristen-PetersonMaple Grove’s Kristen Peterson grew up in the Twins Cities suburbs, and as a child was only aware of cars as a transportation option. “Everything changed when I started college at the University of Minnesota. I used buses, trains, bikes and my own two feet to get everywhere I wanted to go. The freedom was incredible!” Kristen includes having no gas tank to fill, no stress of having to find a parking place, and being environmentally friendly as other benefits of using public transit. After studying abroad in France, Kristen fell in love with living, shopping, and working within their excellent tram network. “This is the kind of future I envision for Minnesota; people from all backgrounds and life stages free to travel quickly and easily without depending on cars.”