Updated at 9:30 am Saturday to correct a misspelling.
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.
With average gas prices reaching their highest level in 2011, more and more people began looking for an alternate way to get around.
In St. Louis, many of those commuters turned to vehicles of the two-wheeled variety.
Anne Mack, the executive director of Trailnet, told St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann as part of our series “A Good Year” that cyclists had a “fabulous” 2011.
The City of St. Louis has taken steps to become friendlier for bike commuters.
The new downtown St. Louis Bike Station opens on Thursday. The project was funded through a $180,000 grant from the Department of Energy.
The project is currently administered through the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis but will eventually be handed off to Trailnet.
Maggie Campbell is the President of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis. She says the site will offer a full range of services for bike commuters.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.