Thank you for your interest in the St. Louis County Action Plan for Walking and Biking. We invite you to join County staff and your neighbors to help plan the future of walking and bicycling in St. Louis County. From the Summer of 2019 through the Summer of 2020, we are asking for the public’s input and inviting residents to help shape our plan in a variety of ways.
The Action Plan will be the county’s blueprint for improving safety, connectivity, and accessibility for people walking and bicycling. While the draft plan recommendations focus on County-owned roadways, connections to municipal bikeways and sidewalks, as well as regional trail systems, are vital to the success of the plan.
Throughout the planning process, the county has sought input from residents. Feedback received -through pop-up events, an interactive online map, a community survey, and an initial round of public meetings last fall – has been tremendously helpful in developing draft plan recommendations that meet the needs of all types of users.
The plan will be finalized and adopted in fall 2020. This project depends on community feedback and support for success. If you have any questions about the project, please let us know.
Developing the St. Louis County Action Plan for Walking and Biking will involve researching existing conditions, identifying needs and opportunities from the community’s perspective, and putting those components together to draft a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The plan will also include specific implementation steps and a community outreach protocol to support project level implementation.
The Core Team guides and oversees the work of the project team. Representatives from several St. Louis County departments make up the Core Team: Transportation and Public Works (the lead department), Parks and Recreation, Planning, and Public Health. Having a multi-faceted Core Team reflects the Plan’s effort to think holistically about bicycle and pedestrian facilities as an important component of County services supporting health, recreation and community building, connectivity, and mobility for all abilities and users.
The Community Advisory Team will advise the project team from a user perspective, providing valuable insight into issues and opportunities, public engagement strategy, and network recommendations. The Community Advisory Team is still forming. Membership information will be posted once it is available.
The Technical Advisory Team will provide advice to the project team from the perspective of those who own, manage and maintain area roadways, transit, and greenways. Connectivity is key to the plan and planning for that involves engineering expertise and coordinating overlapping service areas. The Technical Advisory Team is still forming. Membership information will be posted once it is available.
The Project is managed by John Hicks of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation and Public Works, with Alta Planning + Design leading the consultant team in the development of the plan. The consultant team also includes:
As the planning process moves along, we will publish materials including public meeting presentations and display boards, drafts plan elements, and the final plan document here on the website for your review. We will look to the public to provide comments both in-person and online throughout the process to ensure the final Action Plan is representative of the needs, values, and aspirations of St. Louis County.
If you have comments or questions about the project, let us know. Project staff check website feedback weekly and will respond to you soon. You may also email us directly through our public outreach coordinator, Beth Quindry, [email protected].