Important meeting about St. Louis-area cycling projects March 6th

The following is from MoBikeFed Chair Bob Foster:
East West Gateway Coordinating Council [St. Louis-area council that makes decisions about federal transportation funding] has selected the next round of "Enhancements Projects" which include bicycle/pedestrian projects as well as street lighting, landscaping and transportation museum type projects.

Unfortunately, the East West Gateway CC's Bicycle Pedestrian Committee is in a sort of limbo right now, and there was NO OPPORTUNITY to review the proposals prior to draft selection.

We can fix this! On March 6 at 4:00 ­ 8:00 the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council will be holding a public meeting to receive public comment on the draft projects. You are more than welcome to attend to lend your support! Their offices are located at 10 Stadium Plaza.

This is your opportunity to speak up on whether the federal funds that the area gets goes to Bike and Pedestrian projects or other "stuff."

Example: A proposal for St. Louis City to develop Bike St. Louis, a network of onroad bike routes has been approved in draft 1. We need to support it.

Example: St. Louis County submitted a proposal to review all its arterial roads and determine how to optimize them for bike travel! This needs to be approved! (I don't know if EWGateway signed off)

Example: St. Louis County also submitted a $1.1 million proposal to build little trams at the Museum of Transport. (I don't know if EWGateway signed off)

This is your chance to help shape the way bikes get around St. Louis or whether daffodils are planted along the roads. Mark your calendar. Bikes are allowed inside.

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