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New Trail Unveiled At Porter Park

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Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Troutman speaks about the newest segment of the St. Vincent Greenway through Porter Park on October 20, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Troutman speaks about the newest segment of the St. Vincent Greenway through Porter Park on October 20, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The bicycle bells are ringing again on the west end of St. Louis. The newest segment of the Saint Vincent Greenway bike path was unveiled over the weekend.

Great Rivers Greenway executive director Susan Troutman says it’s a north-south connector with many public benefits, “It will be an opportunity for people from all sides of the city to get involved with each other, ride their bikes, walk, hop on a MetroLink train, and really have the opportunity to develop a better place to live.”

The trail runs through Ruth Porter Park.

Mayor Francis Slay says Great Rivers Greenway, the city parks department, and its other partners did a great job with the revitalization, “It improves the liveability of the neighborhood and also provides a more appropriate tribute to a woman (Ruth Porter) who spent lots of her time advocating for the disadvantaged and for equality.”

The next segment of the St. Vincent Greenway will be built to connect the Delmar end of Porter Park to Forest Park.

That’ll complete a seven-mile long trail from I-70 and Hanley to Forest Park.

 

 

 

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