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Land-Use and Transportation Policy to Shape the Future, Presentation 4


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Presented by Todd Antoine, Deputy Director of Planning, Great Rivers Greenway

Presented by Todd Antoine, Deputy Director of Planning, Great Rivers Greenway

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  • 1. Making the Saint Louis Region an Even Better Place to Live!
  • 2. Overview
    • Background onGreat Rivers Greenway
    • 3. River Ring Goals
    • 4. Regional Bicycle Master Plan
  • Great Rivers Greenway
    • created in 2000
    • 5. includes City of
    St. Louis, St. Louis &
    St. Charles County
    • funded by 1/10 of 1 cent sales tax
  • 1,600 sq miles
    1,200 sq miles
  • 6. The River Ring: Accomplishments
    The River Ring Plan
    • Began with 13 approved projects in 2002
    • 7. Plan defined 600 mile interconnectedopen space network of 45 greenways asthe River Ring
    • 8. Actively working on numerous projectswithin 17 greenway corridors
    • 9. Collaboration with Metro East Park and
    Recreation District ensures progress toward
    a bi-state River Ring
    • Public engagement provides vital inputon individual greenway master plans
    1025 acres
    land acquired
    85 miles
    off-road trail completed
    79 miles
    on-road bicycle lanes
    107+ partners
    public/municipal, privateand nonprofit groups
  • 10.
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  • 12. River Ring SEED Goals
    Social Capital
    An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails enhances social capital—health, education, dignity and interaction—and strengthens community bonds.
    Environmental Stewardship
    An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails is the physical armature that defines communities and preserves and enhances the natural environment.
    Economic Development
    An interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails strengthens local economies and is a catalyst for economic growth in new and established communities.
  • 13.
  • 14. River Ring SEED Goals
    Social Capital
    Stable and Desirable Neighborhoodsconnectivity, safety, community pride, character, aesthetics, cleanliness
    Strong Civic Stewardshipcivic participation, leadership, good policies and standards, government transparency, cooperation
    Good Health physical and mental health, active lifestyles, behaviors, healthy and organic food
    Transportation Optionsalternative modes, increased bicycle use, access to transit, reduced travel times and congestion
    High Quality of Lifeeducation, cultural identity, happiness, legacy for future generations
  • 15. River Ring SEED Goals
    A Clean, Healthy Environmentconservation, preservation, healthy habitats; clean soil, water, air
    Reduced Carbon Footprint and Impact on Environment less waste and consumption, low impact development, carbon reduction, energy conservation
    Strong Environmental Stewardship relationship and appreciation of environment, access to natural assets, policies and standards
    Environmental Stewardship
  • 16. River Ring SEED Goals
    A Strong Regional Economyeconomic development, tourism, business growth, job attraction and retention
    Creation and Preservation of Wealthproperty values, local reinvestment, greater savings, less cost for activities/recreation
    Efficient and Fiscally Strong Governmentlower cost for services, increased revenue, lower tax burden, reliable infrastructure
    Economic Development
  • 17. Great Rivers Greenway
    Regional Bicycle Master Plan
  • 18.
  • 19. The “idea” of a Regional Bicycle Master Plan
    • indentify a regional network of on-road facilities
    • 20. connect to major employment, transit, cultural, institutional and recreational destinations
    • 21. develop a 20 year plan to build out the system
    • 22. improve coordination and communication among communities, counties, regional and state agencies
  • 23. Regional Bicycle Master Plan
  • 24. Vision Statement
    The Bicycle Master Plan will create the bicycle component to the regional transportation network that accommodates all users and promotes consistent design and development
    of bicycle facilities.
  • 25. Mission: Increase the number of people using bicycles for transportation.
    Prioritized Goals:
    Provide a prioritized system of routes that are contiguous and connected to other on and off road facilities.
    Enhance safe interaction between bicycles and motor vehicles.
    Increase the commitment of public officials to support and/or initiate public policy for bicycling in all levels of government; local, regional and state.
    Expand the public’s view that bicycles are a viable and acceptable mode of transportation.
    Consistent application of bicycle facilities guidelines and standards.
  • 26. P A R T N E R S A N D C O N S U L T A N T S
  • 27. Route Network Development and Prioritization
    Key plan criteria was used for both network development and for prioritization
    Employment Centers
    Town Centers/Downtowns/Business Districts
    Colleges and Universities
    Transit Stations and Transfer Centers
    Regional Parks
    Roads used regularly by bicyclists
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  • 34. Various Types of on-street facilities…for various street conditions
  • 35. End-of-trip facilities are important!
  • 36. Bicycle Share programs
  • 37.
  • 38. In the world’s best bicycling cities…people of all ages ride for all kinds of trips.
    Facebook: Saint Louis Bike Plan