St. Louis Making Zoo More Pedestrian Friendly

November 30, 2005 - 11:45 a.m. CST

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The St. Louis Zoo is getting $5 million
 in federal money to make areas outside the zoo more
pedestrian-friendly. The money comes from a budget bill Congress
recently passed.

Zoo President Jeffery Bonner says the roads that border the park
might look very different in a few years. He says sidewalks are
especially in need of repair.

Bonner says Wells Road, on the zoo's south side, might also be
re-routed around the parking lot to run closer to Highway 40.

The goal is to eliminate the need to cross traffic to get from
the parking lot to the zoo. That area is where a drunk driver
struck and killed a seven-year-old boy four years ago.

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