Advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians say they want to make 2013 the year Missouri passes a law banning texting while driving for everyone behind the wheel.
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.
Community visionaries and organizers from across the region held a conference in St. Louis on Friday. The “Livable St. Louis” conference aims to transform the region through a range of quality of life improvements.
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.
Regina Martinez works with a group called the Rebuild Foundation that tries to transform old structures into new community assets.