The Ten Toe Express is a program created by Citizens for Modern Transit in partnership with AARP St. Louis, designed to teach active older adults how to navigate the transit system while incorporating healthy habits like walking, healthy eating, and social interaction. This Learning from Place workshop will provide an overview of the Ten Toe Express program and a special guided tour of Washington University and its connections to transit.
Walkers will first explore the Active Commuter Hub with special guest walk leader Clara Steyer, then participants will hop on the East bound Blue line to explore the Central West End MetroLink Station. This station is the busiest station on the MetroLink alignment and is currently undergoing construction and will serve as future model for other stations regarding safety, security, and access control. The final stop will be the Cortex MetroLink station. Walkers will learn about Washington University’s connection to this station, along with CMT’s role in bringing the station to fruition. Afterwards, participants will ride back to the Skinker MetroLink station to resume summit activities.