Trailnet Announces Study Corridors for Bike/Ped Network: Connecting St. Louis - NextSTL

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As a grassroots advocacy organization, Trailnet has a 30-year history of pushing the envelope to make it safe and easy to bike and walk for transportation. We embrace the role of helping St. Louis realize our untapped potential for strategically using our streets for more than moving cars. The time is now. Trailnet’s vision to connect St. Louis with a safe network for walking and biking has inspired unified political will. Mayor Lyda Krewson in her letter of support states, “Trailnet’s use of our on-street right of way as an asset makes re-envisioning our transportation system achievable in the near future with lasting impact.”

Trailnet is excited to announce our bicycle and pedestrian study corridors. Through a multi-year, robust, collaborative process that engages people from all walks of life, we have determined the optimum streets for a cohesive network. Our goal is to make cycling and walking a practical means of moving about the city while encouraging creative placemaking to build community.

Where will it go? Trailnet’s study corridors extend north to O’Fallon Park and Fairground Park, and south to the Missouri Botanical Garden and Cherokee Street. These corridors fill mobility gaps to seamlessly connect existing and planned multimodal transportation projects, including the Downtown Multimodal Study, the Chouteau Greenway Design Competition, and the Northside/Southside Light Rail Study.

MoBikeFed comment: Trailnet has been working on a transformative plan to create a network of protected bikeways in the heart of the metro area. This announcement is the latest development and refinement of that concept.

More details about the plan can be found in Trailnet's StoryMap about the project: