Great Streets Initiative

East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) launched the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative in early 2006 to expand the way communities think of their streets. Rather than viewing a roadway project as solely a way to move more cars and trucks faster, the goal of the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative is to trigger economic and social benefits by centering communities around interesting, lively and attractive streets that serve all modes of transportation. Since 2007, EWG has continued to provide scalable planning assistance in Missouri and Illinois across a diversity of places.

East-West Gateway is currently seeking new planning project applications for a Great Streets Initiative project in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis region: Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties. Project applications are due by 3:00 pm on October 30, 2023. More info…

Digital Design Guide

East-West Gateway developed the Digital Design Guide. This guide includes articles and recommended resources on many different topics relating to Great Streets.


Current and Completed Projects by Type

Detailed Plan Projects


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