Great Rivers Greenway http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Can A Bike Sharing Program Succeed in St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-bike-sharing-program-succeed-st-louis <p>St. Louis could be the next U.S. city to host an urban bike-sharing program. <a href="http://www.greatriversgreenway.org/news.aspx?tabid=351&amp;entryid=274">Great Rivers Greenway</a>&nbsp;is conducting a feasibility study to determine how successful such a program would be in the area.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:28:41 +0000 Joseph Leahy 34689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can A Bike Sharing Program Succeed in St. Louis? 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 Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opinions-vary-impact-arch-riverfront-construction <p>Ed Lammering<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wore his top hat to a groundbreaking last month beside the Gateway Arch, but left his horse, </span>Lukes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, at the St. Louis Carriage Company’s stable on the other side of Busch Stadium. &nbsp;He held a sign which read, “Where do we stand? – carriage drivers.”</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:58:03 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-riverfront-redevelopment-begins <p>An effort to improve safety and access between the Gateway Arch and the riverfront has begun. City leaders and developers kicked off construction Thursday afternoon on the second phase of redeveloping the Arch grounds.</p><p>The $33-million project, centered along Leonor K. Sullivan Bvld., will elevate the corridor by nearly three feet to reduce flooding as well as add bike paths, walkways, better lighting and landscaping.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:47:09 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins Public Input Sought For Next Phase Of Bike St. Louis Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-input-sought-next-phase-bike-st-louis-project <p>The next phase of the Bike St. Louis project is getting started and the city and the <a href="http://www.greatriversgreenway.org/">Great Rivers Greenway</a> are looking for public input.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An open house is taking place Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitors Center.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Great Rivers Greenway&rsquo;s Director of Planning Todd Antoine says the plan includes 40 miles of new on-street bicycle routes including on Grand Avenue and North Broadway.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:38:52 +0000 Maria Altman 30390 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Input Sought For Next Phase Of Bike St. Louis Project You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/you-decide-proposition-p-arch-tax <p>On April 2nd voters in St. Louis City and St. Louis County will go to the polls, to among other things, vote on whether to pass Proposition P – a 3/16th of one-cent sales tax increase which would benefit the Gateway Arch grounds, regional trails and greenways through Great Rivers Greenway, and city and county parks.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with people on both sides of the issue.&nbsp; Peter Sortino is the chairman of the pro Proposition P campaign and Jennifer Bird, a Republican Committeewoman in St. Louis County, is opposed to the measure.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:40:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 24936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breaking-down-arch-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday, you’ll have a chance to decide on Proposition P: a 3/</span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of a cent sales tax increase which amounts to about two cents on a $10 purchase. The measure is often referred to as “the Arch Tax,” but the nickname doesn’t tell the whole story.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' 'Arch Tax' Approved By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-tax-approved-st-louis-board-aldermen <p>A tax to generate funds to improve the Gateway Arch, as well regional parks and trails took a step forward in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday.</p><p>The so-called “Arch Tax” creates a 3/16<sup>th</sup> cent sales tax.&nbsp; If approved by voters in St. Louis City and County the tax would raise $120 million for the Arch grounds.</p><p>It would also raise about $600 million for city and county parks as well as the <a href="http://www.grgstl.org/">Great Rivers Greenway</a> park and trail district.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:26:36 +0000 Adam Allington 8288 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Arch Tax' Approved By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen A New Trail For West End Residents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-trail-west-end-residents <p>West End residents have a new stretch of trail to run, walk and bike down.</p><p>This morning St. Louis City officials and members of the public celebrated the grand opening of the 1.3-mile addition to the St. Vincent Greenway, a larger pathway that will ultimately run from Forest Park to the University of Missouri St. Louis campus.</p><p>The newest segment runs through Ruth Porter Mall, named after the long-time advocate for civil rights and affordable housing.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:32:30 +0000 Tim Lloyd 5622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A New Trail For West End Residents Region's bikers get good news http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/regions-bikers-get-good-news <p>Metro gets grant to connect two trails, and Great Rivers Greenway gets some land at the Chain of Rocks bridge for new amenities.</p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:06:40 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 176 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Region's bikers get good news