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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.]  
“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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“There are two kinds of metro areas: those that offer walkable alternatives and those that don’t – and those that don’t will be left behind.” --Chris Leinberger Metropolitan Land Strategist & Developer  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
Making Downtown Accessible and Easy to Get Around [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]  
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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“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.]  
“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.]  
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A “Complete Street” is one that accommodates all modes  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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“Develop a positive personality for Downtown.” — Survey Respondent  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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Vibrant urban neighborhoods rely upon a variety of transportation modes including bicycle, pedestrian and transit. [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. Strive for walkability by implementing accessible pedestrian and bike amenities and activating the street level and Develop and promote a Downtown circulator  [http://www.downtownstl.org/docs/Report.pdf Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.]
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Downtown Now! Streetscape Design Guidelines
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Revision as of 07:21, 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.

“There are two kinds of metro areas: those that offer walkable alternatives and those that don’t – and those that don’t will be left behind.” --Chris Leinberger Metropolitan Land Strategist & Developer 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.

A “Complete Street” is one that accommodates all modes Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

“Develop a positive personality for Downtown.” — Survey Respondent Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

Vibrant urban neighborhoods rely upon a variety of transportation modes including bicycle, pedestrian and transit. Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.

Making Downtown Accessible and Easy to Get Around. Strive for walkability by implementing accessible pedestrian and bike amenities and activating the street level and Develop and promote a Downtown circulator Downtown Next: 2020 Vision For Downtown St. Louis.


Downtown Now! Streetscape Design Guidelines


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