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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