cycling 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 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 Statewide Plan For Bicycle Trails Coming To Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/statewide-plan-bicycle-trails-coming-illinois <p>Efforts to put together a first-ever Illinois statewide bikeway plan are underway.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking bids from companies to design the plan. The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Ill. reports the plan could mean upgraded bicycling paths across the state. IDOT officials say the plan is a major step for sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation options for Illinoisans.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:59:36 +0000 The Associated Press 4982 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Statewide Plan For Bicycle Trails Coming To Illinois Life cycle of a bike race: Tour de Grove evolves into top cycling event http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/life-cycle-bike-race-tour-de-grove-evolves-top-cycling-event <p>Some of the top athletes in their sport were in St. Louis last weekend.</p><p>They weren&rsquo;t wearing the birds and bats of the Cardinals, and they didn&rsquo;t draw the crowds of a weekend series at Busch Stadium. But the contest known as the <a href="http://www.tourdegrove.com/">Tour de Grove</a> is slowly but surely becoming a big draw in the world of professional cycling.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 11:17:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Life cycle of a bike race: Tour de Grove evolves into top cycling event Mayor Slay signs bike parking bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-signs-bike-parking-bill <p>St. Louis has joined cities like Minneapolis and Seattle in requiring developers and rehabbers to install bike racks in certain projects.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay signed the <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB2583.pdf">bike parking ordinance</a> at City Hall on Wednesday. It requires developers and rehabbers of most projects over $1 million to install at least one bike rack that can hold at least two bikes.&nbsp; The offsite parking requirement is reduced by one space for every bike rack that&#39;s installed.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:19:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3428 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay signs bike parking bill 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 Second annual Tour de Grove bike race kicks off http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-annual-tour-de-grove-bike-race-kicks <p>The second annual<a href="http://www.tourdegrove.com/"> Tour de Grove</a> bike race got under way this afternoon.<br /><br />Some 15 professional teams from around the country will be competing for a total purse of around $35,000.<br /><br />Mike Weiss is the owner of the Big Shark Bicycle Company and is one of the event organizers.<br /><br />Unlike the Tour of Missouri, Weiss says the Tour de Grove features an urban loop track, with more chances to watch the race unfold.</p> Fri, 13 May 2011 23:15:26 +0000 Adam Allington 1236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second annual Tour de Grove bike race kicks off Ill. to begin documenting "dooring" statistics from bicycle accidents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-begin-documenting-dooring-statistics-bicycle-accidents <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Luke Runyon used in this report.</em></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:22:46 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 1033 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. to begin documenting "dooring" statistics from bicycle accidents 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