River des Peres Greenway Open House Update: Lansdowne-Shrewsbury MetroLink to Francis R. Slay Park

open-house-1Thanks to everyone who attended the River des Peres Greenway Open House on March 9. We appreciated your feedback and were happy to answer your questions about this project that will extend the River des Peres Greenway from the Lansdowne-Shrewsbury MetroLink Station to Francis R. Slay Park.  We also appreciated the gracious hospitality shown by our hosts at Gateway Science Academy! We will keep neighborhood residents informed as we refine the plans and let you know about any follow-up meetings.



Click here to see the presentation boards from our March 9, 2016 Open House.

Click here for a fact sheet about the project.

Click here to see an aerial view of the project plans-southern section.

Click here to see an aerial view of the project plans-northern section.

OPEN-HOUSE-2There are three primary goals for this project:
  • New greenway creates separate spaces for people driving cars and people walking or riding bikes
  • Raised crosswalks will make it easier for people driving cars to see people walking across the street
  • New greenway will shorten the distance for people to walk across Wabash Ave. at intersections
  • Reduced number of southbound car travel lanes will reduce speeding in both directions
  • Reduced width of car travel lanes will reduce speeding without adding travel time
  • New roadway surface
  • New greenway with paved trail
  • Improved storm water management and drainage
  • New, low-maintenance, native landscaping
  • New lighting under Interstate 44
  • Existing on-street parking will be marked
  • Improved traffic signals
  • New greenway will make it possible to walk or ride a bike all the way from Francis R. Slay Park to Jefferson Barracks Park. Future plans include extension to Forest Park!

Click here to read more about the master plan for the River des Peres Greenway.