Changing policy and advocating for safer streets for all
Trailnet is working to address the following key problems facing core transportation (walking, biking, and transit) in our community:
- Dangerous Driving
- Inequitable access to core transportation
- Unequal funding for walking, biking, and transit
- Negative health, environment, and climate impacts from the transportation system
We do this by partnering with residents and community organizations and by leading efforts to:
- Remove legal barriers to create safer streets
- Change rules to prioritize safety for vulnerable road users
- Secure funding for core transportation
Hands Free Missouri– Distracted driving is dangerous driving. It posses one of the biggest threats to people walking, biking, and using wheelchairs; as well as people driving. Trailnet staff is organizing efforts in Jefferson City to pass legislation reigning-in distracted driving. We are a member of Hands Free Missouri, a Statewide coalition of transportation, health, safety and industry groups focused on addressing distracted driving.
St. Louis Community Mobility Committee (CMC)- Public and neighborhood-level engagement is key to an equitable and effective transportation system. The CMC is a citizen-led committee that advises the City of St. Louis on mobility issues. Trailnet staff supports this effort to improve community engagement by leading subcommittees on open-streets, neighborhood traffic calming, and growing the group’s membership in an equitable way.
Clayton Complete Streets Policy (2021) – updated rules governing bike, pedestrian, and ADA improvements in streets projects
St. Louis City Work Zone Mobility Ordinance (2020) – requires developers to maintain safe sidewalks construction
St. Louis County Bike Reforms (2020) – modernized the county’s rules on how and where people can ride, prioritizing the safety and judgment of people on bikes
St. Louis City Traffic Calming Ordinance (2016) – allowed the use of speed humps on city streets and other traffic calming tools
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries regarding our current priority campaigns.