Trailnet http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Real Estate Purchase Means Future Amenities For Users Of Riverfront Trail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/real-estate-purchase-means-future-amenities-users-riverfront-trail <p>A historic building along the Mississippi riverfront will likely mean more amenities next year for cyclists and pedestrians along the Riverfront Trail north of downtown.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:25:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Real Estate Purchase Means Future Amenities For Users Of Riverfront Trail Cyclists And Pedestrians Urged To 'Be Brave,' Advocate For Safer Roads http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cyclists-and-pedestrians-urged-be-brave-advocate-safer-roads <p>Advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians say they want to make 2013 the year Missouri passes a law banning <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-will-again-attempt-ban-texting-while-driving">texting while driving</a> for everyone behind the wheel.</p><p>But those advocates, along with mass transit, city police and Missouri Department of Transportation officials also pushed all users of the road to take personal responsibility as they kicked off the second annual Safe Roads for All campaign on Monday.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 17:42:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 26123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cyclists And Pedestrians Urged To 'Be Brave,' Advocate For Safer Roads Livable St. Louis Conference Offers New Vision For The Region http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/livable-st-louis-conference-offers-new-vision-region <p>Community visionaries and organizers from across the region held a conference in St. Louis on Friday.&nbsp;&nbsp; The “Livable St. Louis” conference aims to transform the region through a range of quality of life improvements.</p><p>The conference was organized by Trailnet and focused on improving declining neighborhoods through projects such as affordable housing, safe streets, vibrant public spaces and green infrastructure.</p><p>Regina Martinez works with a group called the Rebuild Foundation that tries to transform old structures into new community assets.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:11:33 +0000 Adam Allington 5820 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Livable St. Louis Conference Offers New Vision For The Region Bikers, Walkers, Passengers Get New Protections In City Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bikers-walkers-passengers-get-new-protections-city-law <p><em>Updated at 9:30 am Saturday to correct a misspelling.</em></p><p>Legislation that gives some extra protections to cyclists, pedestrians, and passengers in cars in St. Louis City is on its way to the desk of Mayor Francis Slay.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:53:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bikers, Walkers, Passengers Get New Protections In City Law Cycling advocate calls 2011 "fabulous" year for bikes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cycling-advocate-calls-2011-fabulous-year-bikes <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-997828.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-997828.mp3</a></p><p>With average gas prices reaching their highest level in 2011, more and more people began looking for an alternate way to get around.</p><p>In St. Louis, many of those commuters turned to vehicles of the two-wheeled variety.</p><p>Anne Mack, the executive director of <a href="http://www.trailnet.org/">Trailnet</a>, told St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Rachel Lippmann as part of<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/good-year-st-louis"> our series &ldquo;A Good Year&rdquo;</a> that cyclists had a &ldquo;fabulous&rdquo; 2011.</p><p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:35:21 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2719 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cycling advocate calls 2011 "fabulous" year for bikes Bike commuters have a new home in downtown St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bike-commuters-have-new-home-downtown-st-louis <p>The City of St. Louis has taken steps to become friendlier for bike commuters.</p><p>The new downtown St. Louis Bike Station opens on Thursday.&nbsp; The project was funded through a $180,000 grant from the Department of Energy.</p><p>The project is currently administered through the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis but will eventually be handed off to Trailnet.</p><p>Maggie Campbell is the President of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis.&nbsp; She says the site will offer a full range of services for bike commuters.</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:59:45 +0000 Adam Allington 995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bike commuters have a new home in downtown St. Louis