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
St. Louis, MO 63118
Kick-off meeting #3 – Forest Park Southeast
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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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