Bicycle http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bicyclists Gather To Voice Safety Concerns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bicyclists-gather-voice-safety-concerns <p>Bicyclists from around St. Louis gathered downtown Monday morning to discuss bike safety.</p><p>Their concerns were heightened in light of the death of Charles Richard Beard, the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday night. &nbsp;</p><p>“He did all the right things, it should have been enough,” said rally co-organizer Eliot Miller. Beard, an experienced bicyclist, was wearing a helmet along with reflectors when he was hit while riding along Cook Avenue in north St. Louis.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:35:14 +0000 Parth Shah 37455 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bicyclists Gather To Voice Safety Concerns St. Louis Gets Its Report Card: Plans For Bike Routes On Track http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-gets-its-report-card-plans-bike-routes-track <p>As St. Louisans&nbsp;participated in National Bike to Work Day recently, a local group reflected on its efforts to make the region more bike-friendly.</p><p>Great Rivers Greenway has released a report, grading St. Louis’ progress on a region-wide bike plan. The Gateway Bike Plan would build bike routes connecting parks, universities and major public areas throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Other initiatives under the plan would implement policies and training programs to support bikers.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:17:01 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Gets Its Report Card: Plans For Bike Routes On Track Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-perfects-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide if they want to create a temporary 1-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:06:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending 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? Why This St. Louisan Is An Avid Bike Commuter: His Truck Was Stolen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-st-louisan-avid-bike-commuter-his-truck-was-stolen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all been there: You get in the car and begin driving your normal route, only to hit construction and be re-routed to another street, or traffic that forces you to creep along at a snail’s pace. In your annoyance, you glance out the window and spy a cyclist whizzing by and think, ‘Man, I need to get one of those.’</span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:04:00 +0000 Erin Williams 29768 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why This St. Louisan Is An Avid Bike Commuter: His Truck Was Stolen