Complete Streets Advocacy Training coming to St. Louis August 27th

Trailnet forwarded the following announcement:

Are you interested in making your community more walkable, bikeable and accessible? Trailnet is partnering with MU Extension and Beyond Housing to offer a FREE Complete Streets Advocacy Training.

Many communities throughout our region, state, and nation are working to develop more complete streets. A Complete Street (also called a Livable Street) allows all residents to safely walk, bike, wheel, or drive around their community. Complete Streets support children walking to school, independence for seniors and people with disabilities, and safe cycling. Complete Streets provide safe access to physical activity for all residents regardless of ability. Seven municipalities in the St. Louis region have already committed to building Complete Streets through the adoption of local Complete Streets policies, including: the City of St. Louis, Ferguson, De Soto, Crystal City, and Herculaneum. This leaves well over 100 municipalities that have not yet made the commitment.

On Saturday, August 27, Trailnet, Beyond Housing and MU Extension are hosting a Complete Streets Advocacy Training to teach citizens and law-makers how to successfully advocate for Complete Streets in their communities. This free event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Natural Bridge Branch Library, 7606 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121. 

"We are excited to be able to offer this free training to empower citizens and law-makers to create more walkable, bikeable, and accessible communities," said Phil Valko, Active Living Manager for Trailnet. "The St. Louis region has taken important steps forward in recent years. However, we need more citizens to get engaged in the Complete Streets movement. This training is the perfect opportunity for cyclists, parents of children who walk to school, seniors, and people with disabilities to learn about Complete Streets."
 
Individuals interested in learning how to create a more walkable, bikeable and accessible community are invited to attend the free Complete Streets Advocacy Training. Register online at tinyurl.com/completestreetstraining or by calling Romi Pierce at Beyond Housing at 314.280.8759.

Find out more about Complete Streets in Missouri here.