Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is hosting a Walkabout at the Wellston MetroLink Station on Thursday, June 28, to look at the possibilities for the surrounding neighborhood around MetroLink with national walkability expert, Dan Burden. Please join us! This is a part of Walk/Live St. Louis 2012.
CMT received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to look at areas surrounding MetroLink stations in St. Louis communities. We are asking for your help to create a healthier place to live through better use of our transit system.
Our goal is to get the community’s opinions about development near MetroLink and walkable neighborhoods. What do you like about the station? What would you like to see near the station? How is access to the Wellston station? We will have Dan Burden on-site to lead us on our walkabout and to help facilitate conversations about the possibilities for the community.
Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Walkable Communities (http://www.walklive.org/about-the-institute/our-team/), has spent more than 35 years helping the world get “back on its feet” and his efforts have not only earned him the first-ever lifetime-achievement awards issued by the New Partners for Smart Growth and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, but in 2001, Dan was named by TIME magazine as “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world.” Dan serves on the board of advisors for Walkscore (www.walkscore.com) and Transportation for America (www.t4america.com).
The event details are as follows:
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Wellston Station
The Wellston Walkabout will last for about two hours.
Please consider making a difference in St. Louis by participating. RSVP at 231.7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations required. Thank you! Together, we can make St. Louis an even better place to live and work.
Walk/Live St. Louis 2012
Walk/Live St. Louis 2012 is designed to train community leaders and members to become “walking ambassadors” – those with a new level of awareness and skills to help make their communities more walkable, bikeable, and safe. This three-day series of events is open to anyone who wants to create great, safe streets and spaces for people in their own community, contributing to St. Louis’ cultural and economic growth.