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== Background ==
== Background ==
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Between 2000 and 2009, 802 people were killed while walking in Missouri. This is a share of the more than 47,700 Americans who died on our streets and roads, whether walking to school, approaching a bus stop, or strolling to the grocery store. Children, older Americans, and racial and ethnic minorities were killed in disproportionate numbers. An overwhelming proportion of these deaths share a common thread: they occurred along “arterial” roadways that were dangerous by design, streets engineered for speeding cars with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles. [http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2011/mo-dangerous-by-design.pdf Dangerous by Design 2011: Missouri] published by [http://www.T4AMERICA.ORG Transportation for America].
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Between 2000 and 2009, 802 people were killed while walking in Missouri. ''121 of those deaths occurred in St. Louis City''.  This is a share of the more than 47,700 Americans who died on our streets and roads, whether walking to school, approaching a bus stop, or strolling to the grocery store. Children, older Americans, and racial and ethnic minorities were killed in disproportionate numbers. An overwhelming proportion of these deaths share a common thread: they occurred along “arterial” roadways that were dangerous by design, streets engineered for speeding cars with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles. [http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2011/mo-dangerous-by-design.pdf Dangerous by Design 2011: Missouri] published by [http://www.T4AMERICA.ORG Transportation for America].
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[http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_0459b388-7fa1-11df-a4ab-00127992bc8b.html St. Louis' Mayor Slay signs 'Complete Streets' bill, with promise of bikeable, walkable city.]
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[http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-authorities-seek-solutions-for-washington-avenue/article_fa55bd66-b312-5232-9726-1c93e99b503b.html St. Louis authorities seek solutions for Washington Avenue.]
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[http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/washington-avenue-to-be-closed-to-traffic-on-weekend-nights/article_7c81543c-ab65-11e1-9c63-001a4bcf6878.html Washington Avenue to be closed to traffic on weekend nights.]
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Improve the public image of the District through comprehensive streetscape improvements and special programs.
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Long-term streetscape improvements to all streets within the Downtown Core.
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Defining new parks and plazas that interconnect to the entire Downtown Open Space system through a system of pedestrian streets.
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[http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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“A livable community is a community where if people don’t want an automobile, they don’t have to have one; a community where you can walk to work, your doctor’s appointment, pharmacy or grocery store. Or you could take light-rail, a bus or ride a bike.” — US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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Making Downtown Accessible and Easy to Get Around [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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“Some of the ‘hot’ cities that attract young people are Austin and Portland. In reality, these cities are no better than St. Louis, but they have good public transit, and cyclists and pedestrians are separated from the autos.” — Influencer Interview  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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“Downtown…is not viewed as walkable. It lacks paths, signs, street life and people. People are afraid of walking when they can’t see the life further down the street.” — Influencer Interview  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]

Revision as of 07:03, 9 May 2014

Background

Between 2000 and 2009, 802 people were killed while walking in Missouri. 121 of those deaths occurred in St. Louis City. This is a share of the more than 47,700 Americans who died on our streets and roads, whether walking to school, approaching a bus stop, or strolling to the grocery store. Children, older Americans, and racial and ethnic minorities were killed in disproportionate numbers. An overwhelming proportion of these deaths share a common thread: they occurred along “arterial” roadways that were dangerous by design, streets engineered for speeding cars with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles. Dangerous by Design 2011: Missouri published by Transportation for America.


St. Louis' Mayor Slay signs 'Complete Streets' bill, with promise of bikeable, walkable city. St. Louis authorities seek solutions for Washington Avenue. Washington Avenue to be closed to traffic on weekend nights.

Improve the public image of the District through comprehensive streetscape improvements and special programs. Long-term streetscape improvements to all streets within the Downtown Core. Defining new parks and plazas that interconnect to the entire Downtown Open Space system through a system of pedestrian streets. Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

“A livable community is a community where if people don’t want an automobile, they don’t have to have one; a community where you can walk to work, your doctor’s appointment, pharmacy or grocery store. Or you could take light-rail, a bus or ride a bike.” — US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.


Making Downtown Accessible and Easy to Get Around Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

“Some of the ‘hot’ cities that attract young people are Austin and Portland. In reality, these cities are no better than St. Louis, but they have good public transit, and cyclists and pedestrians are separated from the autos.” — Influencer Interview Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

“Downtown…is not viewed as walkable. It lacks paths, signs, street life and people. People are afraid of walking when they can’t see the life further down the street.” — Influencer Interview Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.



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