We’re proud to announce another Advocacy win for Trailnet and St. Louis bicyclists. Tower Grove Avenue is soon to get a bicycle box installed at the Tower Grove Ave. and Vandeventer Ave. intersection heading southbound. A 4-foot wide ingress lane will be used to define the bicycle space and will begin 25 to 50 feet from the intersection to guarantee bicycle access to the box. This will reduce drive lanes from 12 feet to 10 feet–calming traffic and giving priority to people on bikes.
“As more of our residents look to cycling to commute or just for leisure rides, we are always looking to make our system as safe as possible for those cyclists. This bike box project is just one of hopefully many safety-related projects to come,” said Denis Beganovic, Complete Streets Manager at the City of St. Louis. “Intersections can be high stress points between cyclists and motor vehicles. The bike box will allow the cyclist to get a head start and clear the intersection after the light turns green. This will improve safety for cyclists heading south on Tower Grove Ave.”
This advocacy win is a result of the hard work of our friends at SafeTGA, a campaign led by Matt Wyczalkowski that advocates for bicycle safety along Tower Grove Avenue. Click here to read about the past work that has gone in to improving bicycling on Tower Grove Ave.
Check out this radical video on how Bike Boxes work!