Mayor Slay Accepts USDOT Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets
Trailnet extends its appreciation and applause to Mayor Francis Slay for accepting U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets. The level of commitment and leadership of the Mayor, his staff, and elected officials impresses and inspires Trailnet. This challenge will help create a city where walking and biking are easy and safe options for getting around. It also supports Trailnet’s programs and initiatives to make walking and biking a way of life in the region.
This announcement comes at time when there is significant momentum to take regional walking and biking infrastructure to the next level. In an effort to increase awareness and address the high rate of pedestrian injuries and deaths in St. Louis, Trailnet is hosting a Walk Summit on September 28, 2015. Gathering partners together to share best practices for pedestrian safety and street design, Trailnet hopes to bring about positive change and create streets for everyone. The Walk Summit will take place in conjunction with the national Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals conference in St. Louis from September 28 to October 1. Trailnet encourages region-wide attendance to both of these events to help ensure our region is equipped to build for better walking and biking.
Trailnet continues to play a role in supporting Complete Streets, helping to set a structure in place for better walking and biking in the region. Recently, the City of St. Louis bolstered its Complete Streets policy on January 30, 2015. Sponsored by Alderman Scott Ogilvie, the bill passed with unanimous support from the Board of Aldermen. The comprehensive and collaborative approach laid out in this bill will have significant impacts on the quality of life for St. Louisans. Visit /2015/02/06/city-complete-streets-bill-passes-unanimously/ to learn more.
Trailnet is excited for the future of walking and biking in St. Louis. We greatly appreciate our partnership with the City of St. Louis and look forward to supporting them in achieving the goals of the Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets.