Because he believes in the power and ideals of the Rally Saint Louis movement — engaging the region’s residents to help make St. Louis a great place to live, work and play — Mayor Francis Slay has been a vital supporter of the effort.
The Mayor’s Office is also working to make the City of St. Louis a premier cycling city. To do this, the St. Louis community needs to continually enhance cyclist safety, increase access to secure bike parking facilities, and most importantly — make the choice to ride bikes in the city as simple as possible.
So now it’s your chance to help Mayor Slay in the decision making process. He wants to know where you think St. Louis needs more bike racks. The city has already installed 30 new racks near municipal buildings, in parks and recreation centers, as well as near various public spaces all across the City.
But there are ten racks remaining and the Mayor believes that the city’s cycling community are best-positioned to assist him in identifying the last few locations.
- Bike racks will be placed in the public right-of-way, not private property.
- Think strategically, i.e., don’t place a rack across from an existing rack just because you don’t want to cross the street.
- Consider high traffic areas (pedestrian & bike traffic — not necessarily cars).
- Would placing a rack (or two) in a location promote more cycling in the neighborhood or make it easier or safer to do so?
- Is there a tree somewhere that seems to ALWAYS be full of bikes? If so, give it a break and tell us to install a rack.
Here’s where you come in: Below in the comments, tell us where the city needs bike racks like the one pictured here. Then the mayor’s office will use your ideas to help the city place the new racks. As simple as that.
Now get to it!