Increased pedestrian and cyclist fatalities lead to calls for real change in St. Louis | KMOV

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Along each block of the busy South Grand business corridor you’ll notice signs and helmets advising “all pedestrians crossing any St. Louis street should wear a helmet while crossing such street.” The signs are fake but they address a very real problem in the City of St. Louis.

“Its’ not just a problem here on Grand but citywide,” said Marti Koenig who lives near Tower Grove Park. He witnessed a person get run over and killed this summer.

Two deaths along South Grand in a few months have sparked strong reactions from residents, business owners and city leaders. . . .

“We are working at an extreme pace, or a faster pace than normal, because we know Mayor Jones has told us she wants to see something done and we are committed to making changes you can see in the City of St. Louis,” said Betherny Williams, the director of St. Louis Streets.

MoBikeFed comment: Increasing pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle fatalities have been observed in across Missouri and the U.S. in the past few years.

It will take real change in our attitudes and in our built infrastructure - the type of change now being demanded by St Louis citizens - to make a dent in this situation.

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