St. Louis Considers Adding Traffic Calming Measures to Skinker Boulevard

A new proposal is being considered by the city of St. Louis that would add traffic calming measures to Skinker Boulevard. The goal of this proposal is to improve safer access to Forest Park, a popular destination for bikers and pedestrians.

The proposal, put forth by advocacy, education, and urban planning organization Trailnet, includes plans for a 100-foot-long, 8-foot-wide island in the middle of Skinker, as well as a curb bump out at the corner of Skinker and Rosebury Avenue. Additionally, the proposal calls for the addition of two cycle track crossings, two trapezoidal bump-outs near the crossings, a multi-use path, and concrete curb ramps.

Trailnet recently published a street safety survey, asking St. Louis residents to share their experiences with biking and walking in the city. The organization is dedicated to making St. Louis streets safer for all modes of transportation.

Alderwoman Shameem Clark Hubbard will be at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center on Wednesday to listen to community feedback on the proposal. She will be available from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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