St. Louis County ‘Complete Streets’ Plan Remains on Hold

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) – A measured championed by many environmental groups in St. Louis County is still on hold in the county council.

The Complete Streets Initiative would require builders to consider bike paths and sidewalks on all new roads in St. Louis County.

Bill sponsor Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, says he is hearing a lot of feedback from different groups who are worried about the cost.

“Basically, there’s some issues that everybody’s willing to look at so I’m trying to get a little cooperation,” he said.

The St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic has estimated the plan could cost the county $100 million.

The bill is one vote away from the desk of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. Dooley has said he will sign it into law if the plan reaches him.

The council tabled the measure last week and Dolan says he is keeping the bill on hold while he hears from more people.

“I’m going over some things with some concerned groups and trying to work out if, you know, we can change it around where everybody’s in agreement,” he said.

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