Mike MaddenMike Madden

Commuting and working by bicycle
As a business owner, I work within a 1-mile radius on my bicycle and am involved locally to support more bicycling opportunities in my community.

I'm a small business owner running a home repair and carpentry business. I use a bike and bike trailer to reach my jobs, which are all within a one mile radius. I love bicycling, and I like to play my part in keeping our environment healthy. By using a bicycle rather than a truck, I have a major competitive advantage: no vehicle payments, no insurance, no fuel bills, and no temptation to drive all over the cities for work. All my work comes by word of mouth from happy customers! As an urban environmentalist, there's no greater contribution than advocating for sustainable transportation and development.

Mike's commitment to biking, walking, and transit:

  1. Serve on committees and boards that support transit-focused development, such as University United and the St. Paul Transit Oriented Development (TOD) task force.
  2. Organize people to create better opportunities for bicyclists, including founding Neighborhoods First, a local organization.