Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis Kick-off Meetings Schedule

Kick-off meeting #1 scheduled for Wednesday, May 14

May 13, 2014 | 2 min reading time

Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis Kick-off Meetings Schedule 

With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, Trailnet is promoting education about Neighborhood Greenways and their equity, environmental and public health benefits. The project is a first step toward Neighborhood Greenways being built in the future. 

Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets transformed into low-stress, family-friendly routes that encourage walking and biking. Their design elements include traffic calming measures to reduce the volume and speed of motorized vehicles; increased space for landscaping and managing stormwater; and signage and markings to create priority for people walking and biking. 

"We've seen from other places in the country that Neighborhood Greenways can reach a larger swath of the population than just your standard bike lane. The high degree of safety and comfort they provide can draw in populations that have had historically lower levels of biking, such as youth, elderly, women, and communities of color," says project manager and Trailnet staffer, Jennifer Allen.

Three kick-off meetings are being held for City of St. Louis residents who want to learn about the Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis Project. 

 Kick-off meeting #1 – North City 
 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 
 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

 William J. Harrison Education Center 
 3140 Cass Ave. 
 St. Louis, MO 63106 

 Kick-off meeting #2 – Dutchtown 
 Saturday, May 24, 2014 
 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

 Thomas Dunn Learning Center 
 3113 Gasconade 
 St. Louis, MO 63118 

 Kick-off meeting #3 – Forest Park Southeast 
 Thursday, May 29, 2014 
 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

 Joyia Tapas 
 4501 Manchester Ave. 
 St. Louis, 63110 

Residents from any City neighborhood are encouraged to attend any of the three kick-off meetings. 

The work of Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis is focused in three opportunity areas within St. Louis City, but all City residents are encouraged to participate in all project activities. The opportunity areas are: North City (The Ville, Greater Ville, JeffVanderLou, Carr Square), Forest Park Southeast, and Dutchtown. The project will help implement the City of St. Louis' Sustainability Plan, which calls for considering neighborhood greenways as a means of improving city-wide and neighborhood-scale mobility. Learn more about Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis here.

For more information, contact Jennifer Allen at (314) 436-1324 ext. 121.

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