Special Walks for Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 Session will kick off on June 1 and run six 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.


June 4 – Spring 2020 Kickoff – Kickoff Walk: St. Louis Armory with Real Estate Developer Green Street

Built in 1938 by the federal Public Works Administration, the 200,000 square foot St. Louis Armory was for many years home to the 138th Infantry Missouri National Guard. Later it hosted amateur sports, including tennis, where future greats Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors trained, as well as rock concerts, including the Grateful Dead and Tina Turner. Now Green Street, a St. Louis- based commercial real estate company that specializes in green infill development and adaptive re-use, is excited to breathe new life into the building. Plans call for a complete renovation to house commercial office space that will become an anchor for the redevelopment of this area of Midtown St. Louis.

Join us for a special guest led tour by members of the Green Street team for the Armory Development.  Walkers will explore the site for 45 minutes and are required to wear closed-toed shoes.

Registration is currently closed.
When: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Length of Walk:  2 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People

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AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch

  • AARP Brunch Bunch will return in the Fall 2020.

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

Friday, June 19 – Ten Toes Suffragette Walk with Special Guest Guide Doug Schneider

The first organization dedicated to women’s suffrage was founded here in St. Louis in 1867. It was a St. Louisan who made the Supreme Court determine if the 14th Amendment gave voting rights to women. In 1916, St. Louisans held a walkless talkless parade during the Democratic National Convention. St. Louis has hosted national woman’s suffrage meetings. The League of Women Voters was formed in St. Louis.  This will be a 2.3 mile walk in downtown St. Louis where we will visit 19th-Century and 20th-Century sites that played a role in getting voting rights for women in Missouri. The start point is the steps of the Old Courthouse on N. Broadway, between Market and Chestnut. These are the steps facing Kiener Plaza.

Walk will be between 10am and 12pm. Lunch after is optional for those that would like to stay downtown.

Registration required. Register here.
When: Thursday, June 19, 2020
Meeting time: 9:00 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  North Hanley MetroLink Station
Length of Walk:  2-3 miles
Walk Capacity: 15 People


Thursday, June 25, 2020 – Behind the Scenes Tour of the Chouteau Greenway with Great Rivers Greenway

Ten Toe Walkers will explore the first quarter-mile section of the planned 20-mile Chouteau Greenway network that will eventually connect Forest Park, Fairground Park, Tower Grove Park, and the Gateway Arch National Park.  The $15 million project was developed as a public-private partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, Cortex, the Washington University Medical Center, Bi-State/Metro, and the City of St. Louis with a major federal TIGER grant and included the greenway, the new Cortex MetroLink Station and capacity enhancement to the Central West End MetroLink Station.  Citizens for Modern Transit funded the feasibility study leading to the acquisition of the TIGER grant to fund the project.  It is also the first collaboratively designed transit station and greenway. 

Special guest walk leader Mark Vogl, GRG Project Manager, will discuss the amenities and station features with walkers and discuss long-term plans, goals, and details of the planned Chouteau Greenway.

Registration required. Click here to register.
When: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Length of Walk:  1-2 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People


 

Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Illinois Bus Depot Tour

Ten Toe Express walkers will explore the Illinois Bus Depot, meet Metro Transit staff and find out what it takes to keep the wheels on the bus going round and round.  Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes for this walk.  The walking group will stop by Neighbors’ Market across the street from the Emerson Park MetroLink station for an opportunity to grab some lunch, on the return journey to the Forest Park MetroLink Station.


Registration required. Click here to register.
When: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Meeting time: 9:15 a.m.
Where to meet CMT:  Forest Park MetroLink Station
Length of Walk:  2 miles
Walk Capacity: 30 People
Wear close-toed shoes.