Special Walks for Fall 2020

Special Update:

As the region continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, Citizens for Modern Transit will be taking extra precautions this year for its walks. All registered walkers will receive a Ten Toe Express banded washable mask and hand sanitizer in their Ten Toe kits.

Additionally, special walks for the fall 2020 session will primarily take place outside.  Social distancing protocols will be observed throughout the walk and masks will be required when not social distancing outside.  Walk participants are encouraged to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their face, and use hand sanitizer when possible.

The Fall 2020 Session will kick off on September 2, 2020 and run 12 weeks.  Walkers must register to participate in each Spring and Fall Session.  Please contact CMT with questions at info@cmt-stl.org.

NOTE: You must register in order to be eligible to attend special walks.


Wednesday – September 2, 2020 – Fall Kickoff Walk – Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project

The kickoff tour will include a walk to the recently completed Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation Project. Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis have been working to activate the Maplewood MetroBus Stop – located at the southwest corner of Manchester Rd. and Marshall Ave. – in partnership with the City of Maplewood, Citizens National Bank, and KABOOM!, a national non-profit that partners with communities to expand play opportunities for kids. Residents, riders, and walkers can take advantage of the newly renovated space – located adjacent to the Citizens National Bank parklet – and see firsthand how it encourages active play, cultivates community, and increases transit use. CMT Executive Director Kim Cella will be on-site to speak about the project first hand.

Click here to register. Registration required.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People

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AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch

  • AARP Brunch Bunch will return in 2021.

AARP Brunch Bunch**  

Explore new areas of St. Louis, get in some exercise and have a good meal with the AARP in St. Louis Brunch Bunch. AARP in St. Louis is proud to once again serve as the presenting sponsor of the Citizens for Modern Transit, Ten Toe Express program which promotes healthy behaviors while using public transit.

AARP volunteers will lead you on a journey that will start with a ride on MetroLink to one of the many wonderful destinations in the St. Louis region.  There you’ll have time to explore what the site has to offer. We will cap off our time together by enjoying a yummy meal* at one of our many great St. Louis area restaurants before taking MetroLink back to the Shrewsbury Station.
* participants are responsible for paying for their own meal
** formerly known as AARP Breakfast Bunch

DETAILS TO KNOW:

  • Details to know: Meet at the Shrewsbury Station at 8:15 a.m. with a return time of no later than 1:30 p.m.
  • Brunch location to be determined

Tuesday, September 29 – Walk on St. Vincent Greenway with Great Rivers Greenway

Join CMT’s Ten Toe Express and a special guest walk leader from Great Rivers Greenway on a 2.2 mile walk on the St. Vincent Greenway from the Forest Park MetroLink Station to the Wellston MetroLink Station. Learn about nature, history, and culture in the DeBaliviere Place, West End, and Wellston communities. Experience three regionally significant parks and two urban waterways. The majority of the walk will be along the existing St. Vincent Greenway paved trail, and a small portion will be on low traffic roads and sidewalks along the future route of the St. Vincent Greenway.

Click here to register. Registration required.
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People


Thursday, October 15 – Fall Colors on the MetroBikeLink Trail

The St. Clair County Transit District MetroBikeLink System includes trails and bike paths along MetroLink in Southwestern Illinois.  The development of a trail system adjacent to the St. Clair County MetroLink extension was an important piece in the St. Clair County Transit District’s (SCCTD) efforts to link transportation modes in the community. Since the initial trail, the system has expanded to include several other trails all connecting in with the original MetroBikeLink and transit.  Currently, the MetroBikeLink Trail runs from Shiloh/Scott MetroLink Station to Memorial Hospital MetroLink Station in Belleville to the new extension to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station.  

Ten Toe Express walkers will be treated to beautiful fall walk among the changing leaves.  The walk will begin at Memorial Hospital Station proceeding downhill on the bluff line for 3.5 miles to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. 

Click here to register. Registration required.
When: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Length of Walk: 3 to 4 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People

 


Thursday, November 5 – Guided Tour of Thies Farm and Greenhouses

A farm right here in the city! Homegrown produce direct from our fields and plants grown in greenhouses on site. Thies Farm and Greenhouses is family-owned and operated and has been proudly growing with the St. Louis community since 1885.

Ten Toe Express walkers will visit the North Hanley location and receive a guided tour with Anne. Afterwards, walkers will be given time to explore and make any purchases if they wish before heading back on the MetroLink.

Click here to register. Registration required.
When: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People