Transportation Solutions

October: National Community Planning Month

October: National Community Planning Month

October is the American Planning Association’s National Community Planning Month! This year’s theme is Healthy Communities, Healthy People. Every day our team works to provide traffic engineering and transportation planning solutions for safer, more sustainable, and economically vibrant communities. We at CBB understand the impacts transportation infrastructure plays on community health, and work with communities to assess current conditions and make recommendations to enhance transportation and traffic circulation. As a result of neighborhood requests, our team is happy to partner with the City of St. Louis to complete two traffic studies within the City for Ward 15 and Ward 6.

Ward 15: CBB is working with Ward 15 Alderwoman Megan Green and the Tower Grove South neighborhood to complete a neighborhood level access & circulation study aimed at enhancing traffic and pedestrian safety. The ultimate goal of the Ward 15 project is to develop recommendations for reducing traffic volumes and speeds on local streets, improving pedestrian safety, and improvements to arterials and collectors within the study area. The project kicked off on Monday 10/5 with a neighborhood meeting to discuss the process and solicit resident input. CBB developed a survey for residents and visitors to the area that will be live through Friday 10/9. Our team will collect collect field data and inventory existing infrastructure to identify hot spots for potential traffic calming measures. The project will conclude with a second neighborhood meeting where we will share our findings and offer recommendations in line with our goal.

Ward 6: For the Ward 6 study, CBB is working with Alderwoman Ingrassia and representatives of the eight neighborhoods encompassed within the Ward, to complete a traffic circulation study and traffic calming plan for streets in the residential areas of Ward 6. Goals for this project include enhancing traffic and pedestrian safety, as well as livability of the residential neighborhoods within the Ward. Our project kicked off on Tuesday 10/6 with a neighborhood meeting. At this event, CBB shared a presentation with information on the process, as well as a timeline for the study. Residents gave feedback  about current conditions in their neighborhood, and participated in exercises to offer input about ideas for the Ward. A survey was also developed for residents and will be live through 10/16/15 for residents and visitors to the area. Similar to Ward 15, this project will conclude with a second neighborhood meeting, where our team will share our findings and present recommendations for traffic calming measures within Ward 6.

CBB is proud to celebrate National Community Planning Month with these two projects. For more about how you can celebrate national community planning month, visit: http://www.plan4health.us/10-ways-to-celebrate-national-planning-month/ .

 

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