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Ideas, thoughts, and discussions. Complaints and advocacy.

Petition Update

Our petition requesting bike lanes on Tower Grove Avenue has received over 640+ signatures and local TV coverage.  More than 230 people shared their thoughts on why a safe Tower Grove Avenue is important to them, and the comments make for compelling reading (see

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Why a Safe Tower Grove Ave is Important to Me: Sonia Emmons

We asked local bicyclists to share their stories of why a safe Tower Grove Avenue is important to them.  Here Sonia Emmons offers her perspective.

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

SafeTGA Meeting: A Report

On October 9 SafeTGA hosted a meeting for bicyclists and neighbors to discuss the closure of Kingshighway, the City’s plans for cycling on Tower Grove Avenue, and alternative options. The eighteen attendees included residents from the Shaw, Tower Grove South,

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SafeTGA Meeting Oct 9: Bicycling TGA when Kingshighway closes

What will happen to cycling on Tower Grove Avenue when Kingshighway closes for a year and a half this winter to rebuild a bridge?  Tower Grove Avenue is the busiest bicycling route in St. Louis, but the upcoming closure of

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

Kingshighway and TGA: An Update from the City

In early 2015 Kingshighway will close for a year and a half, and resulting traffic threatens to disrupt cycling on Tower Grove Avenue, a key bicycle corridor. Previously, We described concerns for cyclists during the Kingshighway closure. We heard back from the

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Cycling TGA when Kingshighway Closes: Our Response to City Plans

Last week we wrote about cycling hazards on Tower Grove Avenue when Kingshighway closes for a year and a half.  We are pleased to have heard back from Emma Klues, Communications Director for Great Rivers Greenway.  Emma wrote the following

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What Will Happen to Cyclists when Kingshighway Closes?

UpdateYou can find the latest details about the City’s proposal for Tower Grove Avenue here, and a petition to voice your concerns here. In the Fall of 2014 a section of Kingshighway Boulevard – a major St. Louis arterial –

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SafeTGA: Ride to Ferguson

Update Photos from our 8/23/14 ride to Ferguson below:

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Cycling Fatality Spurs Calls to Action

It has been a month since cyclist Rick Beard – a veteran, entrepreneur, and father of three – was killed by a car while riding in St. Louis. The accident prompted debate and demonstrations, and has led to a push by

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SafeTGA Portrait Series

In May 2014 SafeTGA participated in the Tower Grove Better Block Project, where we exhibited a collection of photos illustrating the diversity of cyclists and pedestrians around Tower Grove Avenue.  We spoke to a wide range of people to learn about their motivation for alternative

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave