Celebrate 135 Miles of Street Routes for Bicycles in The City of St. Louis with Free Tune-Ups and Rides on April 25

Great Rivers Greenway and the City of St. Louis Finish Phase III of Bike St. Louis

April 15, 2015 | 2 min reading time

This article is 7 years old. It was published on April 15, 2015.

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Partners Great Rivers Greenway and the City of St. Louis invite residents of the region to join them in celebrating new and upgraded street routes for bicycles. The official launch of Bike St. Louis Phase III will be held on Saturday, April 25th, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cabanne Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, which is located at 1106 Union and is also the site of brand new buffered bike lanes. The celebration will feature free bike tune-ups from St. Louis BWorks and two free Trailnet-led bike rides (two miles and 20 miles) so attendees can explore and enjoy the new routes. Both of these activities are being provided courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway. 

Since September, crews have been implementing street markings and signage to provide 40 miles of new routes and 60 miles of upgraded routes of the Bike St. Louis network, bringing the total to 135 miles;making it easier and safer for people on bicycles to get to work, school, businesses and other area attractions. The project includes shared lane markings, bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, shared use paths, bicycle "cut-throughs," seven new bike corrals, and wayfinding signs throughout the City. Some streets also feature reduced number of driving lanes, helping to alleviate traffic and make room for parking and bike lanes.

"City streets are for everyone, and while it might take a little time to adjust to new lanes –whether you're driving, walking, or riding a bike –please share the road and pay attention to one another to keep drivers, and especially more-vulnerable pedestrians, safe," said Mayor Slay. "The connections that the Bike St. Louis network make between our homes, where we work, go to school, or shop and our region's great recreation destinations are important for the future of St. Louis."

Funded through a $1.1 million federal grant and local matches by each partner, Bike St. Louis is the result of input from community stakeholders and open houses, which is helping to create a more bike-friendly city.

"Bike St. Louis helps create connections among our network of greenways," said Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman. "Being able to choose active ways to get around town makes St. Louis an even better place to live."

For maps and additional information about the routes or event, visit http://www.bikestlouis.org.

About Great Rivers Greenway Great Rivers Greenway is your regional parks district, created by a vote of the people in 2000 to make the St. Louis region an even better place to live. Great Rivers Greenway is connecting St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County in a network of greenways for you to explore and enjoy. For more information, visit www.greatriversgreenway.org.

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