November 3, 2016 1:32 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Benton Park West utilizes traffic calming lending library

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This post was originally shared here on October 11, 2016 on Trailnet’s website. Trailnet has created a traffic calming lending library. That means anyone can rent out equipment for creating pop-up traffic calming demonstrations to show the community what it looks like when streets are designed to slow traffic. On October 2, the Benton Park Neighborhood […]

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May 26, 2016 8:16 PMCategory: Physical Activity

St. Louis Plan4Health Spreads to Chicago

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  Trailnet, the St. Louis Plan4Health coalition, was selected to provide active transportation input and guidance on a project in Chicago. The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit organization working to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit in the Chicago region. Trailnet will be taking the traffic calming model they developed through Plan4Health and spreading […]

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March 3, 2016 7:00 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Tactical Urbanism

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Tactical urbanism is a mechanism for changing the built environment in a fluid and meaningful way. Creative approaches to uplifting and recycling existing resources can result in more engaged community members and a different lens through which to view existing common spaces. Tactical urbanism also provides an alternative to barriers such as cost or political […]

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October 20, 2015 4:14 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Tactical Urbanism or What To Do with Spare Tires

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Tactical urbanism is an exciting way to engage community members and demonstrate alternatives to existing public spaces. As APA’s Senior Research Associate David Morley, AICP, notes in his recently published PAS QuickNotes on tactical urbanism: “In a time when many local governments are expected to ‘do more with less,’ it makes sense to explore low-cost temporary interventions before […]

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