Trailnet Updates Laclede Intersection for a Day
Morning commuters who passed through the intersection of Laclede and Vandeventer on April 19 caught a glimpse of some proposed updates that will make St. Louis streets safer for all users. Trailnet’s pop-up demonstration utilized temporary materials to create a parklet that increased safety, comfort, and accessibility for those who walk and bike.
Trudy Luchini from Capstone Development LLC and Ronald R.Coleman, Neighborhood Improvement Specialist with the City of St. Louis, were among others who joined us to help evaluate and design spaces that prioritize transportation at a human scale.
“Thank you Trailnet for taking the lead on this creative popup parklet,” Coleman said. “The pop up provided a great opportunity to envision a permanent public space where people could pause from their everyday city bustle.”
The purpose of these pop-ups is to show people how improved walking and biking infrastructure will make their daily lives easier, safer, and more pleasant. By testing examples of on-the-ground implementation, we can deliberately plan for how people will interact with streets and walkways.
“I think it’s a great idea and it’s an inexpensive way to beautify an intersection,” Luchini said. “It adds life to the neighborhood.”
Stay tuned for more pop up dates so you can see low-cost, simple design changes to our streets that can transform the city into a place where people can utilize high-quality bike lanes and sidewalks to get to the places they love.