Great Rivers Greenway

Economy & Innovation
4:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Can A Bike Sharing Program Succeed in St. Louis?

Flickr/Jeremy Noble

St. Louis could be the next U.S. city to host an urban bike-sharing program. Great Rivers Greenway is conducting a feasibility study to determine how successful such a program would be in the area.

“We want to look at the destinations where our residents are traveling to on a daily basis, whether that’s [to] work or shopping areas, or dining areas,” said Assistant Project Manager Elizabeth Simons. 

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Riverfront Trail
5:25 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Real Estate Purchase Means Future Amenities For Users Of Riverfront Trail

Riders along the Riverfront Trail north of downtown may have more amenities next year, thanks to a real estate purchase by Great Rivers Greenway.
(via Flickr/Herkie)

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.

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CityArchRiver 2015
8:58 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction

Traffic restrictions along Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard. are in place during the Central Riverfront project.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon

Ed Lammering wore his top hat to a groundbreaking last month beside the Gateway Arch, but left his horse, Lukes, at the St. Louis Carriage Company’s stable on the other side of Busch Stadium.  He held a sign which read, “Where do we stand? – carriage drivers.”

The carriage company is among several businesses that have concerns about the impact of the $360 million CityArchRiver 2015 project. Work will include expanding the Arch grounds over Interstate 70, carving out a new central entrance for the underground museum and numerous other major improvements.

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Central Riverfront Project
6:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins

City officials and developers shovel soil in a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday at the Riverfront Overlook Stage between the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River.
Joseph Leahy St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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.

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Other News
2:38 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Public Input Sought For Next Phase Of Bike St. Louis Project

Flickr/Jeremy Noble

The next phase of the Bike St. Louis project is getting started and the city and the Great Rivers Greenway are looking for public input.

An open house is taking place Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitors Center.

Great Rivers Greenway’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.

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St. Louis on the Air
5:40 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax'

The Katy Trail State Park runs from St. Charles to Clinton, Mo. The path sits mostly where railroad tracks once were. (photo from MO DNR)
file photo

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.

Host Don Marsh talked with people on both sides of the issue.  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.

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"Arch Tax"
4:30 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax'

The planned changes to the Arch, creating a "park over the highway."
Courtesy CityArchRiver

Next Tuesday, you’ll have a chance to decide on Proposition P: a 3/16th 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.

“Between 1995 and 2005, the Arch had about 3.3 million visitors a year," Ryan McClure with the CityArchRiver project told me as he walked me through the Arch grounds."Right now they’re averaging about 2.3.”

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Business
5:26 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

'Arch Tax' Approved By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen

Credit AP

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.

The so-called “Arch Tax” creates a 3/16th cent sales tax.  If approved by voters in St. Louis City and County the tax would raise $120 million for the Arch grounds.

It would also raise about $600 million for city and county parks as well as the Great Rivers Greenway park and trail district.

The bill passed overwhelmingly with 24 in favor, 3 against and 1 “present” vote.

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West End Trail
3:32 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

A New Trail For West End Residents

Pedestrians stroll down a new stretch of the St. Vincent Greenway shortly before a ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

West End residents have a new stretch of trail to run, walk and bike down.

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.

The newest segment runs through Ruth Porter Mall, named after the long-time advocate for civil rights and affordable housing.

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Bike improvements
6:06 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Region's bikers get good news

The Chain of Rocks Bridge in north St. Louis (photo by Creative Commons user ChrisYunker)

Bikers and hikers in St. Louis got two pieces of good news today.

Great Rivers Greenway, which is trying to develop 600 miles of trails throughout the region, announced it had, as expected, purchased about 12 acres at the foot of the Chain of Rocks bridge.

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