Ferguson was among the first municipalities in the region to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance in 2008. This policy states that the City will design, build and maintain streets that accommodate seniors, persons with disabilities, children, pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and cars.
In 2009, the City of Ferguson offered vacant lots for use as community gardens. Two neighborhoods have created gardens from which volunteers share the fruits and vegetables of their labor with family, friends, neighbors and the local food pantry.
Live Well Ferguson and the City of Ferguson are working with Farr Associates to draft a form-based code for Downtown Ferguson. A form-based code is a set of zoning regulations used to achieve a community vision by addressing the relationship and scale of buildings, public spaces, and streets with an urban form.
In 2011, the city of Ferguson worked with Trailnet and H3 Studio to design a more bikeable and walkable future for Ferguson.
When we have friends, family and neighbors leading healthy lifestyles, we are more likely to share their healthy habits. Eating right and getting enough exercise are more likely to become parts of our daily routines when we are surrounded by other healthy people. Live Well Ferguson Initiatives include a variety of healthy social networks, clubs, and organizations of health conscious Ferguson citizens who encourage each other to stay fit and be healthy in a social setting. Live Well Ferguson healthy social networks include: Ferguson Running Club, Ferguson Cycling Club, Neighborhood Walking Clubs, Youth Bike Club and Youth & Adult Exercise Programs.