As a result of record visitation this summer, America’s wide-open spaces are feeling mighty cramped. To manage their teeming crowds, some of the most popular national parks are continuing to require advance reservations, with some packed state parks looking to do the same.
The Brickline Greenway is a public-private partnership designed to transform St. Louis by connecting people and the city’s most treasured places.
This urban greenway is a network of accessible paths and aspires to become part of St. Louisans’ everyday experience, connecting them to their schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, civic and cultural institutions and new spaces along the way. Part of the growing 128-mile network of greenways in the three-county region, this project proposes up to 20 miles of greenway connections through 17 neighborhoods. The roadmap for this project calls for deep community engagement, innovation in governance, art at its core, sustainability strategies and equitable practices, serving as a catalyst for economic growth and opportunities for all.
|Infrastructure Type||Public Streets|
|Status||Open / Ongoing|
|Opening||1st segment: July 2018
2nd segment: 2022
Future segments to be completed in 5 to 10 years
|Design Team||ALTA, Bruce Mau Design, Damon Davis / Heart Ache + Paint, David Mason and Associates, Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Marlon Blackwell Architects, Hood Design Studio|
Great Rivers Greenway in partnership with the City of St. Louis and other partners
|Project Leader||Susan Trautman|
Latest News / Brickline Greenway
Emma Klues with GRG and Asima Jansveld with the High Line Network explain how their group transforms reused infrastructure, and how that approach will be part of the Brickline Greenway.
The pandemic quickly shifted most community engagement to virtual arrangements, but not all citizens have ready access to online forums. Public officials can address inequities by finding alternative ways to gather valuable community input.