The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) partnership aims to reduce obesity in St. Louis (Missouri) by five percent by 2018.This project presents a vision for safe access to physical activity for pedestrians throughout the City of St. Louis. Engaging the community through pop-up demonstrations, the partnership is addressing walkability and highlighting ways to build better streets with traffic calming solutions.
As part of the Plan4Health St. Louis project, the HEAL Partnership is working with local experts to create a variety of tools that can be used in temporary demonstrations for traffic calming. These tools will be used for pop-up demonstrations in the following focus areas: the Ville and Greater Ville, JeffVanderLou, Dutchtown, and Carondelet. The pop-up demonstrations offer possible solutions and provide fun and safe social spaces to St. Louis residents while also encouraging healthy, active living.
To learn more about this project visit Trailnet: Plan4Health and view the resources below.
Success Story: April 2016 Success Story: September 2015 Mini-webinar
Traffic Calming Inforgraphic Slow Your Street: A How-To Gide For Pop-up Traffic Calming
Check out this story map for an overview of the St. Louis Plan4Health Project:
In the News:
American Heart Association
City of St. Louis Department of Health
City of St. Louis Public Schools
City of St. Louis Streets Department
Great Rivers Greenway District
Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association
Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri Public Health Association
Saint Louis University
The YMCA of Greater St. Louis