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.