CBB has participated as the expert transportation planner for several projects in the East West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) Great Streets program. Launched in 2006, the EWG Great Streets programs works in various communities across the St. Louis region to enhance streets as quality public spaces that support a variety of land uses, encourage economic development, are environmentally friendly, and support all modes of transportation, including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists and transit users.
In 2016 CBB completed four Greet Streets projects: Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and North 14th Street in the City of St. Louis, Woodson Road in Overland, and IL 159 in Smithton. We started by collecting field data such as traffic and pedestrian counts, speed profiles, and inventories of the physical roadway, sidewalks, and public transportation system. We participated in a charrette week process consisting of stakeholder interviews and group discussions as well as public meetings and open design working sessions. Each project culminated with a final report outlining high-level conceptual planning recommendations.
In 2014, CBB completed the transportation engineering and planning components of a plan to transform West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson and Dellwood into a Great Street. CBB evaluated the automobile, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit operations and accommodations along the corridor and helped the project team to develop alternatives that would better support desired land use and better balance the operations for the various modes along the route. As a part of this process, CBB completed a comprehensive speed study, walkability and bikeability audit, corridor crash analysis, and multi‐modal level of service analysis.
Through these projects, each of these communities has the necessary tools for project development and funding for ultimate project implementation.