In 2015, representatives from the Washington University School of Medicine, BJC, CORTEX, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Great Rivers Greenway came together to undertake a comprehensive traffic and mobility study for the Washington University Medical Center district and surrounding neighborhoods. The objective of this study was to develop recommendations for effective transportation solutions over the next 25 years.

An addendum to the original study was issued in 2019.


The study’s recommendations included improvements to

  • Public Transit
    Expand transit ridership with incentives, transit center improvements, and expanded Metro partnerships.
  • Street Improvements
    Plan improvements to major and feeder streets across the district, including Newstead, Boyle, Sarah, Clayton, Taylor, Forest Park Parkway, and Kingshighway/Manchester. This includes pedestrian and bicycle improvements.
  • Transportation Demand Management Policies
    Analyze and improve Transportation Demand Management (TDM) policies through a TDM task force, subsidize transit passes, increase bike/walk incentives, review parking policies, and other policy review initiatives.

For additional information, contact Lauren Leonard, Sr. Project Manager, at