Created to inspire St. Louis area older adults, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the CMT Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of transit commuting. The 2019 Spring Session kicks off on Wednesday, April 3 in partnership with AARP in St. Louis.
The 12-week fall session will run from April through June, 2019. Ten Toe participants gain access to a variety of helpful resources including walk maps providing detailed directions on how to utilize transit to get to many of the region’s cultural and entertainment hot spots. Participants also have the ability to take part in weekly guided Ten Toe Express Walking Tours which allow walkers to be part of a group as they become familiar with the transit system and how to utilize it to get to destinations. These walks, led by trained, volunteer walk leaders, range in length from 0.3 to 5 miles depending on the group and destination and originate from the Brentwood, Forest Park, Belleville, and Shrewsbury MetroLink stations. Citizens for Modern Transit also hosts several special walks each session – watch for future announcements about special walks, the scheduled in-person registration events are listed below:
- Friday, March 8, 10 am-12pm; St.Clair Office on Aging 201 North Church Street In Belleville, IL
- Wednesday, March 20, 9am – 11am; Shrewsbury Rec Center 5200 Shrewsbury Ave
- Friday March 22, 10 am-12 pm; St.Clair Office on Aging 201 North Church Street In Belleville, IL
- Monday, March 25, 9am-11am; Forest Park Visitors Center
The cost to participate is $10 for registration. New registrants receive a walking kit (valued at $50) with a pedometer, transit tickets, St. Louis maps, safety tips and a Ten Toe tote bag to hold it all. Register today!
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