ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Cyclists gathered at St. Louis City Hall Monday morning to rally for bike safety. The group of Missouri and Illinois cyclists passed out bumper stickers that read “I Slow For Cyclists.” They also plan on making bike safety and road sharing pamphlets to get out their message.
Two incidents have gained momentum for the bike safety movement. In June, cyclist Rick Beard was hit and killed by a car in St. Louis. And just last week, a cyclist was allegedly struck by the Sunset Hills, MO mayor. Organizers are demanding action.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s office says it is working with Great Rivers Greenway on a $1.5 million project to make St. Louis more bike friendly. It includes improvements to more than 42 miles of existing bike infrastructure and should be complete by the end of the year.