Intersection of Lewis and Dickson Streets Maryland Heights, MO 63102
The Artica festival is unlike any other festival in St. Louis. From the unique post-industrial setting to the interactive nature of the event, Artica lives and breathes creativity and innovation. We have taken a very unconventional space that is decaying and ignored and turned it into a playground for artists and participants of all ages. Every person who attends must interact in some way... simply getting to the event requires interaction with the landscape and its history. There is no vending, nothing to be bought or sold. We are not selling you funnel cakes and beer; we are providing you a canvas for self expression. People come out and camp for days to further immerse themselves in the event taking food and other parts of everyday life and making it part of the creative experience, by cooking as performance for example. There are no limitations on what a person can experience or express, barring illegal or unsafe activity. The event has been created with the simple hope of engaging our community to create using whatever is at their disposal. Many people who attend Artica are not artists, they are not unconventional people or radical thinkers, yet they come to the event and find a place filled with all manors of people and projects from marching bands to yogis to fire performers to engineers. From this there is a sense of real unity and a challenge to think of each person as a part of ones community. No matter a person’s artistic ability they are encouraged to create something, anything, even if it is a boat made from a cantaloupe with a straw mooring and a hanky sail to carry in the Boat of Dreams parade and release onto the river. Seasoned artists are challenged to do something interactive when they may only usually do oil on canvas or clay sculptures. Through the artistic expression and inclusion that takes place at Artica each participant, volunteer, artist and community member is challenged and inspired by the small parts of the whole.
The mission of Artica is to inspire the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area to celebrate their unity and diversity, build community and develop a sense of respect for themselves and their surroundings by providing opportunities for creative self-expression and communication. Artica accomplishes this by creating an annual arts festival focused on interactivity and participation that is free to all and open to the public. There is no vending or selling at the event. Therefore there are no economic limitations on who can attend. Artica creates a space that fosters the sharing of ideas and of the free exchange of each contributor's chosen art form. Every individual is encouraged and enabled to create art or to interact in artistic projects. This creates a sense of community, expands individual boundaries, and allows those who wouldn't consider themselves artists or creators to experience artistic expression via unconventional outlets. The festival certainly brings together people from different backgrounds, whether it be religious, ethnic or socio-economic, and allows them to find a common ground and interest among their differences. Every person who attends the event must interact with the landscape and the area's physical elements. That is how Artica lives its mission each year. Our long range goals are to continue providing this space and event with greater collaboration from our community. We are on our way.
Saint Louis Ballpark Village is a dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals play in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, occupying the site of the previous Busch Stadium. Situated on the 200 and 300 blocks of Clark Street across from Busch Stadium, the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village consists of 150000sqft of retail shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and 720 parking spaces. As BPV's name and locale suggest, it is designed to be an extension of Busch Stadium and an innovative approach to creating a neighborhood – hearkening to Chicago's own Wrigleyville district next to Wrigley Field – and vitalize downtown St. Louis' economic potential. The project offers over 200+ events annually instead of only the 81 days of Cardinals home games, make the region more of a focal point in the Midwest, and enhance the ballpark goers' experience.The first main phase of construction was completed in time for Opening Day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum and Cardinals Nation Restaurant, Fox Sports Midwest Live! Restaurant, the Budweiser Brew House, and PBR St. Louis all comprised the first phase. The primary developer is the Cordish Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
Scott Trade Center-Lets Go Blues!!Distance: 0.3 miCompetitive Analysis 1400 Clark St. Louis, MO 63103
Citygarden is an urban park and sculpture garden in St. Louis, Missouri owned by the City of St. Louis but maintained by the Gateway Foundation. It is located between Eighth, Tenth, Market, and Chestnut streets, in the city's "Gateway Mall" area. Before being converted to a garden and park, the site comprised two empty blocks of grass. Citygarden was dedicated on June 30, 2009, and opened one day later, on July 1, 2009.Citygarden is 2.9acre in size—occupying two square city blocks—and cost US$30 million to develop. St. Louis' Gateway Foundation, a not-for-profit organization supporting public art, funded the design and construction of the garden. While the city owns the land on which Citygarden was developed, the foundation owns the statues and covers all park maintenance costs except water and electricity. The Gateway Foundation is also in charge of providing additional security for the garden.There is no admission fee for visitors of Citygarden, which is located close to St. Louis' Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. The park is open year-round and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.HistoryPublic art is not new to the Gateway Mall. In 1940, a large Carl Milles work was installed outside St. Louis Union Station. This later became one end of the mall when it was created in the 1960s, with the Gateway Arch on the other end. In 1982, Richard Serra's Twain—a sculpture comprising eight large plates of weathering steel—was installed on the 1.14acre block immediately west of Citygarden, creating Serra Sculpture Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame MuseumDistance: 0.3 miCompetitive Analysis 601 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63102
The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum is a team hall of fame located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, representing the history, players and personnel of the professional baseball franchise St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). It is housed within Ballpark Village, a mixed-use development and adjunct of Busch Stadium, the home stadium of the Cardinals. 34 members have been enshrined within the Cardinals Hall of Fame.HistoryThe St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum was originally located in downtown St. Louis in the same building as the International Bowling Museum and the World Bowling Writers (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame, near the site of the old Busch Stadium and the new Busch Stadium. The International Bowling Museum closed its St. Louis site in November 2008 and moved to Arlington, Texas.The Cardinals Hall of Fame likewise closed when the Bowling Museum moved and suspended public operations. However, the museum staff designed a new hall of fame and museum. The Cardinals moved the museum to the St. Louis Ballpark Village, which is located across Clark Street from Busch Stadium and opened in 2014. The new facility was constructed within the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum and Cardinal Nation Restaurant in Ballpark Village.
In search of a better life, Pete and Sofia Panopoulos with their 3 sons, Lou 10, Trifon 9, and Jim 3, left Greece and arrived in the U.S. on September 6, 1966.
Pete found a job at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel as a banquet waiter while Sofia worked as a seamstress at a downtown factory. The boys not only went to school but also worked odd jobs to help support the family once they were teens.
Trifon eventually became a manager in the restaurant business. After several years of long hours working for someone else, he decided to open his own place. Trifon partnered with Chris Dubis. Together the partners remodeled and opened Missouri Bar and Grille on February 14,1983. A few years after the original opening of the bar, Trifon became sole owner updating the name to "The NEW Missouri Bar & Grille”. Being located near the Post Dispatch and other thriving downtown businesses,The New Missouri Bar & Grille became a popular watering hole for reporters, newsmen and local bigwigs as well as many "average joes" of St. Louis.
Trifon spent his days doing all that he could to please his customers by treating every person as though they were part of his family. Before too long, the bar known as "The New Missouri Bar & Grille” became affectionately known to all who patronize it as "MoBar". It is without a doubt that Trifon's huge heart was the reason MoBar became his second home and the second home of many more St. Louisans.
To our old and new friends alike , WELCOME BACK! With the love of our brother we welcome you to our "MO BAR" family.
City GardensDistance: 0.2 miCompetitive Analysis 801 Market Street, St. Louis, MO St. Louis, MO 63101
Renaissance Grand Majestic BallroomDistance: 0.4 miCompetitive Analysis 800 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis Community College Alumni & Friends Distance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec, & Wildwood Campuses St. Louis, MO (314) 539-5472
St. Louis Community College has provided so many people with a transformational experience. We want to hear your story. Visit the Foundation website for information on how to help a current student achieve the same amazing experience: www.stlcc.edu/foundation
Full Gospel United Spiritual Churches of Christ Distance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis Post Office Box 78411 St. Louis, MO 63178 - 8411
Full Gospel United Spiritual Churches of Christ Incorporated is a non denominational fellowship with an edge. This fellowship provides a covering, educational enrichment, leadership training and a nurturing environment for Churches, Ministries and Workers in the Body of Christ. Young or seasoned we welcome you to come grow with us.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity & The Upsilon Omega Foundation, Inc.
The Upsilon Omega Foundation, Inc., a corporation created by the Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., exists as an independent not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of Missouri and granted an exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
The foundation was created on July 22, 1996 to exclusively accommodate the Fraternity's commitment to provide charitable, educational and civic programs and services to those in need in the St. Louis community. In keeping with that stated mission, the foundation will devote its time, effort and resources to the creation, planning and implementation of activities and operations specifically designed to uplift the community; and thus, improve the quality of life for its residents and provide scholarships to college bound students.
The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are committed to being part of the solution of the problems faced by the youth of our community. It begins with our members: over 100,000 strong world wide. Our more than 200 active local members are comprised of a past St. Louis Mayor, Government Officials, Civic and Business Leaders, Clergymen, Law Enforcement Officers, Network and Media Personalities, Attorneys and Educators, but most importantly, we are Family Men, dedicated to Four Cardinal Principals: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.
We invite you to assist us in our efforts by contributing funds to our fundraising programs.
The Civil War Round Table of St. Louis Distance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis 2801 Telegraph Rd St. Louis, MO 63125
The initiative to construct a memorial plaza and memorial building to honor the gallant sons and daughters of Missouri, and of our city, who "made the supreme sacrifice in the World War", began in 1923. Over the course of several years, the City of St. Louis and its citizens raised money for the project. Under the leadership of Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann, and with some funds coming from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (Project No. 5098), the construction of the building, development of the memorial plaza, and improvements to the parks began on October 21, 1935 and the memorial and museum officially opened on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938.
"This magnificent edifice, erected as a perpetual reminder of the valor and sacrifice that has enabled America to live, will spur us on as a people to make America greater. We, who live, because others have died, should make of this shrine a place of love and a monument of peace."
- Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann, May 30, 1938
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came to St. Louis to dedicate the site for the Soldiers Memorial building on October 14, 1936.
“…Here will rise a fitting structure—a symbol of devoted patriotism and unselfish service. We in America do not build monuments to war: we do not build monuments to conquests; we build monuments to commemorate the spirit of sacrifice in war—reminders of our desire for peace. The memory of those, whom the war called to the Beyond, urges us to consecrate the best that is in us to the service of country in times of peace. We best honor the memory of those dead by striving for Peace, that the terror of the days of war will be with us no more. May the beauty of this monument, which will rise on this site, cast a beneficent light on the memories of our comrades, may a substantial structure typify the strength of their purpose, and may it inspire future generations with a desire to be of service to their fellows and their country.”
Seemingly, the poignancy of the President’s words were not lost on his audience: The quality and pride of craftsmanship, the careful attention to detail and design, confirm the depth of commitment and steadfast appreciation of Great Depression-era St. Louisans for those who served in the armed forces—veterans—and for those who served to the last measure of their lives—who made “The Supreme Sacrifice.” Further, these St. Louisans did not forget the families, understanding that war reaches beyond the battlefield, to the American home, with lasting effect long after peace treaties are signed.
Here are a few architectural features to notice the next time you visit Soldiers Memorial. The quoted material is as described in a very early guide book, published by Mason Printing Company, St. Louis:
* Exterior walls of the building itself: Of Bedford limestone, from Bedford Indiana.
* Outside, looking up, trimming the building just below the second floor balcony: “On the facing of the parapet, surrounding the upper promenade, are carved medallions representing infantrymen, marines, tank operators, sailors and the other divisions of service.” (p. 14)
* Outside, large sculptured, limestone figures flanking the stairs: “Four magnificent sculptured stone figures, two on the south side [Chestnut street side], representing Courage [male figure] and Vision [female figure]; two on the north side [Pine street side], representing Loyalty [male figure] and Sacrifice [female figure]. These massive, beautiful figures are the work of Walker Hancock, a native St. Louisan.” (p. 14)
* Going up the stairs to the entrance and under the covered atrium area, the Cenotaph: “Of black granite resting upon a base of Bedford stone. Carved upon [the cenotaph] are 1075 names of soldiers and nurses from our city, who made the supreme sacrifice [referring to WWI].” (p.11)
* In the covered atrium area, looking up: Gold Star Mother mosaic ceiling: Probably designed and installed by the Ravenna Mosaic Company, St. Louis—the same company that did the mosaics at the Cathedral Basilica on Lindell. Note that lights embedded inside the cenotaph shine upwards onto the ceiling at night—to highlight the detail and color of the tiles. As stated in the Mason Printing guide book: “Large flood lights in the hollowed center of the Cenotaph illuminate the ceiling which is of glass mosaic in red, gold and silver. Centered in the ceiling is a large gold star, dedicated to the mothers of St. Louisans who died in the war.” (p. 11)
* Elevator and stairway, located in the west museum lobby, north end and south end, respectively: “Access to the upper part [second floor] of the Memorial is by automatic elevator, which is completely paneled in American Walnut [probably from Missouri]. There is also a magnificent modernistic stairway, the walls of which are napoleon gray marble from Phoenix, MO. The treads and risers are of terrazzo. Modernistic aluminum rails and lighting fixtures create a pleasing and entrancing atmosphere.” (p.17)
* Entrance doors and museums: “There are two museums, east and west sides, at the entrance to which are modernistic aluminum light standards. The doors to the museums are made of heavy plate glass, encased in frames of aluminum and alloys that produce a soft, satin silver finish. The floors of the museum[s] are of terrazzo, while the nine-foot wainscoating [in the museums] is of St. Genevieve [Missouri] rose marble, with Belgian blue marble as a trim. The grill work over the doors and the 28-foot windows in the museums is of aluminum.” (p. 15)
* Basement area where CEMA offices are currently located: “On the ground floor is the assembly room used by the Gold Star Mothers and other war organizations of women. The assembly room accommodates 300 persons.” (p. 18) Note also that the U.S.O. held events in the basement area before CEMA and before the U.S.O. moved to Lambert Airport.
The Soldiers' Memorial was designed by St. Louis architectural firm Mauran, Russell & Crowell, in the Classical style, but with limited ornamentation. Its entrances are flanked by four monumental sculptural groups carved in Bedford stone, representing figures of Loyalty, Vision, Courage and Sacrifice. Created by sculptor Walker Hancock they stand, with their horses, on the North and South sides of the building.
Ornamental pylons on the terrace level name major World War I battles in which St. Louisans participated. Inside the building, a 38-foot high ceiling of mosaic tile tops the loggia area. The tiles form a large gold star dedicated to the mothers of St. Louisans who died in wars. A black granite cenotaph in the center of the loggia is inscribed with the names of 1,075 St. Louisans who lost their lives in World War I.
St. Louis Veterans Day Parade Distance: 0.1 miCompetitive Analysis 1315 Chestnut St St. Louis, MO 63103
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxStLouis brings together the brightest minds in the St. Louis area to spark deep discussion and connection.
TED - Technology, Entertainment, Design - is a non-proﬁt organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California nearly 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Founded in 2003 by Max and Colleen Starkloff, the Starkloff Disability Institute works on changing societal attitudes and perceptions about people with disabilities through activities that send a positive message about living with disability in order to create a world that welcomes disabled people.
The Institute does this through various projects which disseminate a positive message about living with disability:
* The Disability Studies Initiative
* The Disability History Project
* Universal Design Summit
* Direct Action
* The Next Big Step
When people understand disability, they will join our efforts to make it possible for people with disabilities to enjoy full participation in the communities where they live.
Our goals include the following:
* Using public dialogue to expose the misconceptions that prevent people with disabilities from taking charge of their own lives.
* Disseminating a positive message about living with disability in the St. Louis region.
* Creating educational programs to inform various segments of the St. Louis community about disability and preparing the next generation to view disability as a normal part of life.
* Developing leadership opportunities for people with disabilities in the St. Louis region.
* Conducting research in areas that will further our mission to prepare ourselves to provide information and advocacy with respect to public policy, community planning, and social justice.
* Working with disabled and non-disabled individuals and organizations - employers, churches, businesses, governments, foundations, politicians, schools, medical professionals, and others - to develop attitudes and actions that will ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity for full participation in society.
These goals are grounded in the Values that define the Starkloff Disability Institute.
Values and Beliefs
* Attitudes can be changed, just like policies and laws.
* Changing attitudes may well be the single biggest barrier standing between people with disabilities and full participation in society.
* Changing attitudes must be … THE NEXT BIG STEP
The work of the Starkloff Disability Institute is grounded in the following values:
* All people should have equal opportunity to live, work, and participate fully in society.
* People with disabilities should be perceived as equals in society.
* Most people with disabilities and their families should know that they can make the choice to live more independently.
* Public policy impacts the ability of people with disabilities to live independently.
* We have a responsibility to train disabled leaders to advocate effectively for disability rights issues.
* The study of disability history and culture are essential to understanding the role of disability in our society.
* There is individual and systemic discrimination against people with disabilities, which must be acknowledged if we are to understand its impact and work to eliminate it.
* People with disabilities don't want pity; they want acceptance, support, and full engagement with life.
* It is our responsibility to educate corporations and public and private entities on ways to include people with disabilities.
Collaboration and partnership are keys to our success.
Max and Colleen Starkloff established the Starkloff Disability Institute in October 2003 to take their work in the field of disability in a new direction. After founding Paraquad, Inc. in 1970, one of the nation's leading independent living centers, the Starkloffs wanted to dedicate the balance of their careers to enhancing opportunities for disabled people to achieve acceptance, independence, and full engagement with life.
Many non-profit independent living centers and other disability oriented organizations, in the St. Louis area and the nation, work to improve the lives of people with disabilities through direct service activities that prepare them to live independently, and advocate for services that promote access to housing, transportation, education, personal assistance services, health care and employment. For more about independent living centers, see www.ilru.org. In short, these organizations help people with disabilities get out into the world.
How SDI is different from Paraquad and other disability focused organizations.
* Paraquad and other disability focused organizations teach people with disabilities to live independently in society.
* SDI teaches society to accept people with disabilities.
Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, President George H. W. Bush said, "People with disabilities are the poorest, least educated, and largest minority in America."
At that time, two thirds of Americans with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64 were not working at all, although most said that they wanted to work. Seventeen years later, in spite of significant improvements won through ADA, President Bush's description remains accurate.
* 18+ percent of America's population is disabled. That's more than 1 out of 5 of our families, friends, and neighbors.
* 69 percent of disabled people, age 16 - 64, are unemployed. Compare that to our current US unemployment "crisis" of 7 percent.
* People with disabilities continue to be the highest unemployed and underemployed of any social category - by far.
While 92 of the Fortune 100 companies have workplace diversity policies, disability is not consistently a diversity measure. Only 32 of these policies expressly mention people with disabilities.
For the Life of the World
Chief Petty Officer Association St. Louis Chapter Distance: 0.2 miCompetitive Analysis 1222 Spruce St St. Louis, MO 63103
In 1933, the Chief Petty Officers organized themselves into an association that would make their issues and concerns known to Coast Guard Headquarters. It was an effort of small groups gathered along district lines. They did not initially receive full endorsement by CGHQ. However, the Association went forward anyway and in December 1933, met at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore, Md. This meeting was described as "the most significant of any previous meeting in the affairs of CPOs and the real corner stone of the organization was laid." However, the actual establishment date was March 25, 1933, at the Coast Guard Depot at Curtis Bay, Md., which allowed Curtis Bay to lay claim to being the first CPOA chapter in the Coast Guard.
The framers of the CPO Constitution drew their constitutional ideal from the U.S. Constitution and adopted the motto "Ut Prosimus" meaning "That we may be of Service." There were 29 charter members in March 1933.
The CPOA was re-founded in 1969 after being disbanded during World War II. ADM Willard J. Smith officially recognized CPOA on April 7, 1969. CPOA now has 55 chapters nationwide with approximately 8,500 members.
The Studio houses all media at St. Louis Public Library’s central branch. With over 20,000 CDs and over 4,000 DVDs in The Studio, we have something for everyone, from fiction to non-fiction, feature films and movies for the kids. We even have great TV shows to get you through the week, and educational films for use in the classroom. Our classical and opera music selections are vast, but don’t leave the room without hitting up some jazz or popular music CDs. We have a small collection of local artists from folk to rap, and our indie rock collection is always growing.
Not interested in CDs or DVDs? Check out our video games, audiobooks, and playaways. Playaways are digital audiobooks that are great for listening to while you exercise and audiobooks, or books on CD, are perfect for long road trips. Our video game collection has grown to include both Playstation 4 and Xbox One as well!
If you can’t find something or have questions about films and filmmakers, flip through one of our reference books on cinema or ask one of The Studio employees for help. If you’re interested in the latest news on music or entertainment, flip through a Billboard magazine, Rolling Stone or Variety, while you listen to some music on your headphones.
The Studio hosts a wide range of programs at Central Library throughout the year; we invite you to stop by and check them out or give us a call for more information.
Trailnet provides bicycling and livability programs and events to diverse groups of people. Hallmark programs include Safe Routes to School, Earn 2 Bikes, TravelGreen, Bicycle Fun Club, and Cultural Tours.
-Trailnet’s outreach and engagement activities reach individuals from all demographics, backgrounds, and socioeconomic categories, confirming that active transportation is for anyone and everyone.
-We help make non-motorized commuting a feasible choice for anyone.
-All of our programs focus on educating and encouraging people of all ages to travel throughout their community on bike and on foot. Active, vibrant communities are healthier and safer.
-Trailnet’s Bicycle Fun Club is one of the most active bike event programs in the nation and serves up to 10,000 recreational bicyclists annually.
-Our TravelGreen program engages and educates those ready to make the switch to active transportation by using their bikes for more than recreation.
We build and nurture commuter networks that move people closer to their goals – whether it’s to become healthier, save money, protect the environment, or just to have fun.
-All Trailnet programs respond to the shocking statistics that 2/3 of all American adults are either obese or overweight. This holds significant economic value since this “weigh-in” increases the cost of health care for everyone, impacts attendance at work and school due to related illness, and increases fuel usage because vehicles are carrying more weight.
Trailnet assists municipalities in designing streets, sidewalks, and trails that allow and encourage people to walk and bike safely through their community.
-Trailnet’s community planning team works closely with community leaders, residents, and stakeholders to create safer, healthier, and more active communities.
-Between 2001 and 2011, more than 688,000 pedestrians in the U.S. were injured – a number equivalent to a pedestrian being struck by a motorized vehicle every 7 minutes. In Missouri, bicycle related injuries represent more than 10% of all roadway injuries. These numbers present an imperative need for communities to address the safety of all their citizens.
-To date we have partnered with 26 municipalities, creating plans that attract and retain residents, stimulate economic development, and improve community health.
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active and Vibrant Communities (HAVC) initiative was created in partnership with the Missouri Foundation for Health. It provides opportunities and access to healthy, active living for residents of urban, rural, and suburban communities.
-Trailnet’s HAVC initiative focuses at the policy level to produce the farthest-reaching and longest-term solutions to obesity, especially in low-income communities. It includes proven strategies of policy change affecting the built environment and building social networks around healthy lifestyles.
-The HAVC initiative has received national recognition as an “emerging intervention” that holds promise for replication. It’s been developed in 11 diverse communities in St. Louis and across the state.
-Trailnet staff participates in federal, state, and local policy advocacy, working with partners to draft and file policy, educate policymakers, and promote health- and safety-related initiatives to the public.
-Trailnet participated in the passage of two recent St. Louis City ordinances: the Form Based Code ordinance that creates more walkable, bikeable communities, and the Safe Streets ordinance that protects people who walk and bike from endangerment and assault.
Pedal the Cause is the premier cycling experience in the region, the pinnacle event of the year, and the driving force behind creating a world without cancer. Pedal the Cause is the only St. Louis event that gives 100% of participant donations to Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital to accelerate lifesaving cancer research. Pedal the Cause is set to take place on Sept. 26 & 27, 2015 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater in Chesterfield, Mo.