Trailnet wraps up Florissant’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
Since 2007, Trailnet has helped more than 35 communities develop plans for safe walking and biking. We secured federal funds to cover 80 percent of the cost for communities to plan for these changes. Most recently, Trailnet worked with the City of Florissant. Previous partners included diverse municipalities such as: Ferguson, the City of St. Charles, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Woodson Terrace, St. John, and Overland. Each of these municipalities applied to be part of Trailnet’s program and contributed up to 20 percent of the cost.
This spring Trailnet will present the bicycle and pedestrian plan to the City of Florissant, MO. The Florissant plan recommends starting with a few easy-to-accomplish improvements for the first year of implementation focused on pedestrian accessibility in Florissant. These include wayfinding and connections between parks and the Sunset Greenway, more walking and biking trails within parks, and sidewalk installation. The plan also recommends traffic calming measures to slow cars and improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. Once Florissant adopts the plan, residents should see incremental improvements for walking and biking as federal funding becomes available. Municipalities who have these comprehensive plans are more competitive when applying for federal funding.
If your community would like Trailnet to help you envision better streets, contact us at Planning@trailnet.org.