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Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Community Activities | 0 comments

New Centennial Greenway Trail in the Great Rivers Greenway Trail System Connects Residents and Businesses in Clayton, Ladue, Olivette and University City

Thousands of residents and employees in the neighboring communities of Clayton, Ladue, Olivette and University City will soon have a safe and accessible path to shopping, work, nature and outdoor recreation thanks to a new two-mile trail in the Great Rivers Greenway trail system.  The new Centennial Greenway trail, which runs north along I-170 from Shaw Park to Olive Blvd., is set to officially open on April 26 and will fully link the four communities, creating valuable connections to parks, business and shopping districts and schools, and dramatically improving the quality of life for area residents. To celebrate the opening of the new trail, Great Rivers Greenway is hosting a Party on the Greenway in Shaw Park on April 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., inviting all nearby residents and employees along the greenway to come out for lunch to experience the new trail for the first time. The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony and will feature free bike rentals, courtesy of Big Shark...

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Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in General | 1 comment

St. Louis City neighborhood to celebrate opening of new Great Rivers Greenway Trail on Oct. 20

Charles E. Little, author of Greenways for America said, “To make a greenway is to make a community.” Nowhere is this more evident than in the heart of St. Louis, along the St. Vincent Greenway. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the newest portion of the St. Vincent Greenway, which originates at Porter Park on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis City, will be opened to the public and celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony and a series of all-day neighborhood events by various groups tied to this community corridor. A jazz festival, neighborhood yard sale and farmer’s market will all be held in Porter Park to bring residents onto the greenway to experience the green space and trails for the very first time. The St. Vincent Greenway will tie together NorthPark, near I-70 & Hanley Road, to Forest Park when it is complete. Along its seven-mile path, municipalities and neighborhoods that were previously separated by class, race and geography have found a bridge to one another. Residents are finding that the urban...

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Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Community Activities, Featured Destinations, General | 0 comments

St. Clair County Transit District Set to Add 2.2 Miles to MetroBikeLink Trail

Area cyclists, walkers and joggers, the new 2.2 mile MetroBikeLink Trail extension located between the Swansea MetroLink Station and the Memorial Hospital Station is set to open in mid-October, helping to further the evolving multi-model transportation system throughout Southwestern Illinois. Join the St. Clair County Transit District on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Swansea MetroLink Station for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of this new segment. The bike and walking trail will connect from the Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station to Belleville’s North End Park, totaling 6.9 miles of completed trails.  This new segment includes a grade-separated bridge over Fullerton Road and drinking fountains at both the Swansea and Memorial Hospital stations.  The project came in at a total cost of $3.3 million, more than half of which was funded by the St. Clair County Transit District. Another 36 percent came from the Federal Transit Administration, while the remaining funds were contributed by the Metro East Park and Recreation District. “This project demonstrates...

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in General | 0 comments

Citizens of Modern Transit Hosts Commuter Happy Hour

Area commuters are invited to attend the Commuter Happy Hour event, designed to reinforce the ease of usability and benefits of taking MetroLink or MetroBus. It will feature food, games, music courtesy of Y98, transit benefit information and the opportunity to register for Citizens for Modern Transit’s Guaranteed Ride Home program, which is a free incentive that serves as a safety net for those who take transit, bike or walk to work by providing an assured and immediate ride home in case an emergency situation arises.  The free public event will take place at North Hanley MetroLink Station, located at 4398 Hanley Road, Berkeley, Missouri 63134 at the overpass of I-70 on Oct. 10  from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.   For more information call 314-231-7272 or check out...

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in General | 0 comments

St. Vincent Greenway Wayne Goode Trail Opens Sept. 20

Starting September 20, students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and Ferguson-area residents will be connected from the heart of the UMSL campus to Old Town Ferguson, thanks to the newest segment of the Great Rivers Greenway trail system. The St. Vincent Greenway Wayne Goode Trail serves as an important connector in the Great Rivers Greenway system. Eventually, the St. Vincent Greenway will extend from UMSL to Forest Park. UMSL students and the general public are invited to participate in the grand opening of the Wayne Goode Trail at 2 p.m., on the south side of the Millennium Student Center, near the Wayne Goode statue on the UMSL campus. The event can be reached from the UMSL North MetroLink Station or public parking will be allowed in Lot C, located off Grobman Drive. Following a ribbon cutting, residents and students will be encouraged to explore the new trail, which extends just under a half-mile. The new segment serves as an integral connection to the existing 4.3-mile St. Vincent...

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