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2017 Event Session Planning Session

The Benton Park Neighborhood Association will be going into their 10th event season in 2017. Several transitions will be happening in 2017. Several leaders have decided to step down from their involvement for a variety of personal reasons. BPNA would like to take this time to pause and see what we could be doing differently to improve the event series. Please help us continue to keep this neighborhood a great place to live whether it's providing feedback, attending a meeting, stepping into a leadership role, etc. We want to hear from you! 

Two ways to give us feedback: 

1.) Please fill out a quick survey and let us know: Quick 2017 Events Planning Survey

2.) Please attend a 2017 Events Planning Session: 

Monday, October 17 at 6pm

Killeen Architects Studio

3015 Salena Ave


BPNA October Meeting Tonight (10/4) 

BPNA October Meeting 
Epiphany UCC, 2911 McNair Ave. 

Come meet your neighbors and learn about what is happening in the neighborhood! Interact with local officers and the alderman. All meetings are held at the same time and place on the first Tuesday of the month. 

Directions to the room: When you are looking at the church, go down the pathway to the right of the main doors. Enter the door at the end of the pathway, turn left and follow the noise to the room.


Traffic Calming Demonstrations- Sunday, October 2

Benton Park will be hosting a Traffic Calming Demonstration this Sunday, Oct. 2nd on Pestalozzi Street between Indiana & McNair Aves. This will be a one day demonstration where traffic calming elements, such as curb extensions, traffic chokers, and mini-roundabouts are temporarily illustrated in the roadway to introduce and familiarize neighbors with new streetscape possibilities, test their effectiveness on driving habits, and gauge public reception.

Please drive or walk by on Sunday to get a feel and stop to chat. VOLUNTEERS TO USE A RADAR GUN AND COLLECT DATA OR SET UP & TEAR DOWN ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!! You'll be compensated in pizza and tasty beverages, and get to use a cool radar gun and wear a cool reflective vest!

The Board of Aldermen recently passed a Traffic Calming Policy which creates a centralized process for traffic calming requests. Sunday's demonstration is a first step towards raising awareness of what traffic calming can do to make our streets safer in our neighborhoods, and encourages neighbors to begin thinking about and discussing these possibilities. This demonstration is not to suggest that these changes will officially be implemented at this specific location, but to monitor the effect & to highlight elements that could be added throughout our neighborhood & city after further study & feedback.

Special thanks to Trailnet & St. Louis Street Dept. for making this demonstration possible!

A video of past demonstrations around St. Louis can be seen here: