Emma Klues | St. Louis Public Radio

Emma Klues

Joshua Phelps

Bike retailers around the St. Louis region have reduced capacity for in-person visits due to the COVID-19 crisis. But even with less foot traffic, some shops are seeing an uptick in sales. 

According to Big Shark Bicycle Company owner Mike Weiss, the Richmond Heights location has gone from an average of 60 sales per week to nearly 140 a week since about mid-March. 

This draft concept image depicts a vision for a greenway segment along North Grand.
Great Rivers Greenway

What once was a plan to build a continuous greenway along St. Louis’ Chouteau Avenue has morphed into something even bigger — and, after a year of planning and civic engagement, Great Rivers Greenway has released a 140-page document outlining the overall aims of the project.

Described as a “major public-private partnership to bring a longtime vision to life,” the design and construction phases are still to come. But the overall plan involves creating a network of up to 20 miles of paved paths in the city, stretching east to west from the Arch to Forest Park and north to south from Fairground Park to Tower Grove Park.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske got a status update from Emma Klues, Great Rivers Greenway’s vice president of communications and outreach.