Another booklist scratchpad.
Using the Gmap Pedometer's route saving feature:
Marcy-Holmes to Phalen Park, 12.3 miles: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=285589. Takes me 70 minutes each way. Pretty gentle throughout eastbound; the hairpin turn in Wheelock is a nasty hill going west, but it's made up for by the fact that the route is entirely downhill from the St. Paul campus.
Jess's place to the East Bank campus, using only beginner-level bicycle commuting routes: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=286299.
13.3 miles total, but this can be cut short just shy of 10 miles by transferring to a Campus Connector on the St. Paul campus. The diversion from Como at 27th is just to avoid loose gravel on the road from ongoing construction, which also affects 15th at the moment. The gravel actually starts at around 29th, but the freshly widened sidewalks are good for avoiding it, as are the nice wide sidewalks that line most of 15th. One would hope the entire situation would clear up on its own, but given the apparent pace of work that will take a while.