St. Louis Traffic Calming & Trailnet’s Lending Library
In the fall of 2015, the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association collaborated with Trailnet, the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Partnership, the City of St. Louis, and community residents to tackle the concern of traffic-related deaths by hosting four pop-up traffic calming demonstrations within the City of St. Louis. These successful demonstrations showcased proven methods of slowing traffic and increasing safety with traffic calming designs. The demonstrations were used to educate community members, elected officials, and city staff on how we can work together to create safer, more vibrant, and healthier communities. These educational events have the potential to influence policy change for better street design.
Further, the demonstrations help visualize safer streets, which can lead to healthier communities and encourage active life- styles. They are also an opportunity for the community to come together and start a dialogue on how we can work together to improve our street designs.
Missouri Traffic Calming Lending Libraries
The Planners4Health grant funded the creation of three traffic calming lending libraries across the state. These libraries are located in each of the APA Missouri Sections and contain different materials in each of the libraries.
The three APA Missouri lending libraries are housed with Trailnet in St.Louis, Better Block/Bike WalkKC in Kansas City, and the Center for Resource Planning and Management in Springfield. For questions, feel free to contact the appropriate organization.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about our lending library and the materials we have to offer.