Mayor Linda Goldstein has been awarded a
2012 Distinguished Service Award by the
Missouri Bicycle Federation.
"We need that policy and that elected official support, and that's what's really going to make St. Louis a great biking city in the future," said Paul Wojciekowski, who serves on the organization's board and nominated Goldstein. He addressed the Board of Aldermen during its April 10 meeting.
The award recognizes people whose work has benefited bicyclists and pedestrians. He referenced , which the Clayton Board of Aldermen adopted Jan. 10. The policy states Clayton is committed to making its streets accessible to all people.
Goldstein said that she used to go running along Wydown Boulevard and that the experience made her want to move to Clayton. She credited public works director Mike Pratt for his role in making streets accessible.
In full, Goldstein's award states: "Linda’s commitment to sustainability, health and well-being has made her a leader and example to all elected. She has supported bicyclists and pedestrians in the vibrant city of Clayton at the policy level creating bike lanes and shared land markings. Recently, Linda’s support of the Clayton Complete Streets Policy ensured its passage."