Trail aiming to connect Downtown St Louis to Forest Park inches closer, public meeting Jan 4, 2018 -

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City residents are inches closer to a new trail that residents can walk, bike and explore the surrounding communities.

Great River Greenway has finalized the first step of designing the Chouteau Greenway project by selecting four finalists for the second phase of the design competition. The project will create a trail that will connect the Forest Park and Washington University area to Downtown St. Louis. . . .

Local residents will get a chance to meet the project designers and learn about their plans through a “Meet the Designers” night on Jan. 4, 2018. The event will be held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 2319 Chouteau Ave.

MoBikeFed comment: Great Rivers Greenways' press release about the selection of the four finalists for the Chouteau Greenway trail design has more details:

“Our nation is trying to figure out what equitable cities look like and this competition is an opportunity to take on those issues and bring St. Louis to the forefront of this dialogue,” according to a statement provided by the Chouteau Greenway International Design Competition jury. “The four teams selected showed that they have the diversity of disciplines, experience and capacity needed to take on such a complex problem. Using terms such as ‘authentic engagement’, ‘radical listening’ and ‘empathy-driven approaches’, they described people as being the center of a transformation that will strengthen the fabric of St. Louis.”

The Chouteau Greenway web page has much more detail about the project and future plans--including a public survey you can complete:

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