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St. Louis County Council Tables Complete Streets Initiative

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(photo credit: mobikefed.org)

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CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) - The St. Louis County Council is holding off on a vote on the Complete Streets initiative. The measure would require all new road projects to consider adding a bike lane or sidewalks.

Previously, the highway department raised concerns, estimating the plan could cost the county a hundred million dollars.

Bill sponsor Councilman Pat Dolan said that number is inflated because it assumes every single new project would incorporate those elements.

“It will be on street-by-street, case-by-case basis. Where ever it makes sense to put a bike path or sidewalk in that’s what we’ll do,” he told KMOX.

The bill could have final passage as early as next week.

Click HERE for more information on the Complete Streets movement.

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