Save Tower Grove Avenue
Bike lanes on Tower Grove Avenue - the busiest cycling route in St. Louis - are being put on hold to maximize car traffic while Kingshighway closes for a year and a half. Just when bike infrastructure is needed most, the City is making the convenience of drivers more important than the safety of cyclists. Mayor Slay, do not delay Bike St. Louis plans: put dedicated bicycle lanes on Tower Grove Avenue before Kingshighway closes. Details here.
- Mayor Francis Slay
Tower Grove Avenue is one of St. Louis' busiest and most enjoyable bike routes, but the upcoming closure of Kingshighway threatens this critical bicycle corridor. The Bike St. Louis Phase III project, which calls for buffered bike lanes there, is being put on hold to allow for more traffic at the expense of cyclists and nearby residents.
Instead, City's proposal for Tower Grove Avenue is confusing and unsafe for both cyclists and drivers. It will encourage more traffic and higher speeds, and turn the road into a little Kingshighway the neighborhood does not want. In the end it will not help, as two lanes of cars funneling to one will only cause more congestion.
Mayor Slay, please make the safety of cyclists a priority. Do not delay Bike St. Louis plans, and install buffered bike lanes on Tower Grove Avenue before Kingshighway closes.
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