Council Member Cindy Pool helps Ellisville, MO reimagine a suburban highway

ellisville-mdAn architect’s rendering of proposed changes to Manchester Road, which runs through Ballwin, Ellisville, and Wildwood, MO. Photo via MODOT.

Ellisville, MO has a chance to turn a busy and dangerous roadway into a community asset for economic investment, and Council Member Cindy Pool, a member of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council, is helping the city do just that.

Located 18 miles directly west of St. Louis, Ellisville is a suburban community of about 9,100 residents. “The people are what makes this town so special,” says Council Member Pool. “Our residents are educated, involved, and have developed a real sense of community because we are so small.”

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Red Wing, Minn Writes an Rx for Business: Complete Streets

Red Wing, Minn., is a great example of a small town adopting a Complete Streets policy as key part of its efforts to improve public health, economic investment, and quality of life. Today’s post, written by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, tell’s Red Wing’s Complete Streets story. And be sure to check out a new fact sheet on other small towns and rural communities adopting Complete Streets policies.

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Complete Streets Work in All Communities

By planning, designing, and constructing Complete Streets, communities of all sizes – whether rural hamlets, small towns, or booming metropolises – are able to provide the quality access to jobs, health care, shops, and schools their residents deserve, while also achieving greater economic, environmental, and public health benefits.

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