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Happy First Birthday Downtown Bicycle Station

April 28, 2012 Bicycling, Downtown, Featured 2 Comments

One year ago today the Downtown Bicycle Station opened on Locust between 10th and 11th.

ABOVE: A large crowd of supporters gathered for the ribbon cutting on Thursday April 28, 2011

The Downtown Bicycle Station describes itself as:

The Downtown Bicycle Station is located at 1011 Locust Street between 10th and 11th streets, in Downtown St. Louis. Housed in a LEED certified building, it will feature storage options for more than 120 bikes, as well as provide cyclists with the opportunity to use showers, lockers and other bike commuter amenities. The Downtown Bicycle Station will occupy approximately 1400 square feet. The Downtown Bicycle Station has been designed to encourage the use of alternate modes of transportation by reducing some of the traditional impediments to bike commuting. Downtown St. Louis will now offer a full service bike facility easily accessible to the City’s central business district and Metrolink stations.

The Downtown Bicycle Station is an initiative of the City of St. Louis, Missouri, done in collaboration with key partners and supporters. The project is funded in part by funds allocated by the US Department of Energy through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. With these funds, the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (CID) has the initial contract to manage the Downtown Bicycle Station; the CID has contracted with Trailnet for marketing and membership and Urban Shark for facilities and operations services. The project would not have been possible without several additional generous contributions.

Earlier in the week I requested information on usage but I received no reply. I have no idea how well it’s doing.

– Steve Patterson


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  1. JZ71 says:

    Me thinks that if things were going well, statistics would be provided and press releases would be touting success.  http://trailnet.org/downtown-bicycle-station

  2. Guest says:

    I have lunch fairly regularly at Bridge, directly across the street. Unfortunately seems pretty dead usually, although I’m guessing the prime usage could be for 9-5ers?


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