The St. Louis County Council passed a Complete Streets ordinance on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The bill sets a vision for St. Louis County to become more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly.
It allows the County Departments of Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Health to have input into the transportation system that connects children to schools, people to parks, and neighborhoods to services.
It allows municipal leaders and stakeholder groups to participate in setting goals and priorities for the region.
The bill, introduced in October, has had multiple revisions.
These revisions were the result of stakeholder questions and concerns. While the final version of bill does not include all of the elements for which Trailnet advocated, it is nevertheless a move in the right direction and will serve our region well for years to come.
St. Louis County joins more than 500 other communities with Complete Streets ordinances.