St. Louis County will be temporarily installing bike lanes and a pedestrian crossing on a short stretch of Midland Boulevard in University City from Friday, October 16 to Wednesday, October 21 to demonstrate proposed enhancements for the corridor. County residents are invited to visit anytime during the 5-day demonstration, which is located adjacent to Heman Park between Vernon Avenue to Ahern Avenue, to experience a friendlier street for all users. Yard signs will identify the project area and offer a QR code that links visitors to a short survey where they can share their experiences.
The .3-mile section of Midland Boulevard will have striped bike lanes designated temporarily with paint and a high visibility crosswalk at Ahern Avenue with temporary, wider crosswalk markings and “YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS” signs. Detailed plans for the demonstration project may be viewed here.
Midland Boulevard is an important corridor for walking and biking in St. Louis County. From a regional perspective, Midland Boulevard (and Dorsett Road) provides an important link for recreational and commuter cyclists. Locally, Midland support University City residents by providing access to parks, schools, transit, and other destinations throughout the community.
In order to evaluate the impacts and success of the demonstration project, St. Louis County will be observing traffic behaviors and interactions, collecting data on motor vehicle speeds, bicycle and pedestrian activity, and collecting feedback from the public through a brief online survey. The information collected will be used to finalize recommendations for this corridor in the Action Plan.
If you live in or travel through the area often, please be sure to visit the demonstration project and share your feedback using this online survey!
The St. Louis County Action Plan for Walking and Biking team thanks University City for their support and collaboration with the Midland Boulevard demonstration project.
The Midland demonstration project will cover three blocks of Midland in University City. Click photos to enlarge and view details for each block.