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St. Paul city staff and consultants are sharing the latest plans for the northern portion of the Grand Round, a visionary project to “continue the development of approximately 30 miles of scenic parkways connecting neighborhoods across the entire city with off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities,” a website touting the project says.

The southern portion, roughly south of Interstate 94, is complete. Work on the northern portion, which includes a 12.5-mile parkway, began last summer.

The St. Paul Grand Round was envisioned in the late 1800s by prominent landscape architect H.W.S. Cleveland. Cleveland was hired by both St. Paul and Minneapolis to outline a plan for their respective park systems.