While biking, walking and active living represent our most visible events, Trailnet has a strong focus on these areas:
Programs:Trailnet provides biking, hiking, walking and conservation events and community education to diverse groups of people looking to lead healthy, active lives. Hallmark programs include the Bicycle Fun Club, Safe Routes to School and Community Bike Rides including the Literary Ride in the Central West End, the Tour de Plants ride, and Environmental Justice Rides.
Community Planning:Trailnet helps municipalities design streets, sidewalks and trails where people can walk and bike safely to local destinations within and throughout their community. Trailnet is one of eleven regional partners developing a sustainability plan linking agencies, services and resources across the bi-state area.
Policy Initiatives:Trailnet's Healthy, Active and Vibrant Communities initiative, created in partnership with the Missouri Foundation for Health, provides opportunities and access to healthy active living for residents of urban, rural, and suburban communities.
- Trailnet's Mission
Trailnet's mission is to lead in fostering healthy, active and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling and the use of public transit are a way of life.
The St. Louis bi-state region will be known throughout the country as a model community for healthy, active living and broad-based acceptance of alternative modes of transportation.
New attitudes will prevail across the region that recognize the need for more bike/pedestrian facilities to support healthy communities.
Opportunities for individual and group recreation and exercise will be abundant.
Municipalities and developers will give priority to making neighborhoods walkable and bikeable and to connecting with the broader network of transportation corridors.
Residents will experience that walking and biking are easy, safe and desirable alternatives to driving a car.
Regional planners and health officials will welcome and encourage new opportunities to incorporate active living strategies for people of all ages and abilities.
As the region’s acknowledged leading advocate for active living, Trailnet will drive these changes in both the region’s mindset and its policy development. Trailnet will be at the planning table from conception to design and programming. It will be a strong and effective advocate at the municipal, regional, state and federal levels. It will create partnerships and social networks to help educate and inform residents about active living options and to develop plans and programs that provide new opportunities for people to embrace a more active lifestyle.
As a result of Trailnet’s efforts, the St. Louis region will be safer, healthier and more active, and a model for others.
Trailnet Strategic Plan, 2009 - 2011
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Trailnet demonstrates, encourages and facilitates healthy lifestyles through our programs and activities.
Trailnet organizes, promotes and models green, healthy and environmentally friendly practices and behaviors throughout the region.
Trailnet embraces a leadership role in generating and implementing creative ideas and strategies to accomplish its mission and engage individuals, families and organizations in new and effective ways.
Trailnet serves as a motivating force in the region to identify and bring together resources, organizations and ideas. Trailnet seeks partnerships to achieve its goals.
Trailnet is accountable, ethical, respectful and financially sound. The organization sets high standards for itself and our programs, delivers on our promises and measures the outcomes of efforts as a means of continuing to improve in all areas.