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Gateway Bike Plan gets high marks for education, implementation of bikeways

The 2013 report card for the Gateway Bike Plan shows high-end achievement in the areas of education, implementation of bikeways, and encouragement of biking, and progress in the area of “supporting policies” that affect biking in the St. Louis area.

The annual report for the Gateway Bike Plan can be viewed here.

The Gateway Bike Plan Working Group of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee approved and released the 2013 Gateway Bike Plan Report Card.

The Gateway Bike Plan was completed in 2011 and provides a long-term, coordinated vision for developing a connected system of on-road bicycle routes between communities, transit, greenways and trails. It

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Two routes — East-West and North-South — selected for bus rapid transit option

The adoption by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments of the Interstate 64 and the West Florissant – Natural Bridge bus rapid routes as part of the region’s long-range transportation plan puts that high performance transit option a step closer to reality.

Bus rapid transit offers bus-based technologies that combine the features of rail systems with the flexibility and cost savings of buses. Bus rapid transit has delivered higher speed, higher capacity service in many other urban areas throughout North America and South America.

This approach is somewhat similar to express buses in that the routes have limited stops and faster speeds than normal bus routes. Bus rapid transit is

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