Letter from the CEO, Ralph Pfremmer
These are exciting times for Trailnet and the entire region. As a grassroots advocacy organization, we have a 30-year history of pushing the envelope to make it safe and easy to bike and walk for transportation.
In February, we announced our bicycle and pedestrian study corridors: our Connecting St. Louis Vision. Through a multi-year process, we determined the optimum streets for a cohesive network. Our goal is to make cycling and walking a practical means of moving about the city while encouraging creative placemaking to build community. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the special people and places in our community.
Our Connecting St. Louis Vision will support a St. Louis where outcomes are not determined by race, zip code, or class. In terms of community outreach, design, destinations, routes, affordability, and land-use policy, the planning process has sought decisions that support a more just community. As our plan nears completion, we need your input. During April we have three more Connecting St. Louis community engagement opportunities. Click here to view the corridor map and open house locations.
As I reflect on the impressive work of my team, I am incredibly proud. The spirit of our 30th year, pays homage to our history, but is always looking forward. Looking back at our roots as trail-builders, it should come as no surprise that we want to see our plans and those of others come to fruition and get implemented. We will publish the final “Connecting St. Louis” master plan in June and when we do, we will need Trailnet Champions.
We cannot take our plan from paper to implementation without support. Please spread the word, and if you can, become a member. Click here to take and share our survey. Interested in becoming a social media brand ambassador, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, I thank our members and stakeholders for your unwavering support.