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Everything related to Tower Grove Avenue and cycling it.

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

Streets Announcement Regarding Tower Grove Avenue

The Streets Department has released plans for Tower Grove Avenue from Magnolia to Shaw during the Kingshighway construction. From https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/street/index.cfm

Posted in 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

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

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

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

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 –

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

I-64 Interchange at Tower Grove Ave opens

The Tower Grove Avenue overpass at I-64 opened to traffic on August 29, 2014.

Posted in Infrastructure Review, Tower Grove Ave

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

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

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

Cortex Transit Oriented Development Study: SafeTGA

The Cortex life sciences district in the heart of St. Louis aims to attract world-class scientists and entrepreneurs by building a vibrant, connected, transit-oriented neighborhood. The recently released Cortex Transit Oriented Development Study (TOD) analyzes the impact of a proposed

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave

Tower Grove Ave: A Case for Bike Lanes

Tower Grove Avenue next to the Botanical Gardens is a jewel of a road, with wide right lanes and no intersections.  Cars usually drive in the left lane and cyclists on the right, with plenty of clearance from parked cars.

Posted in Advocacy and Opinion, Tower Grove Ave