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No Bicycles On Sidewalks
Recently, one of our members asked us about a situation where a local police officer had directed him to leave the street and bicycle on the adjacent sidewalk. No Bicycles On SidewalksUnfortunately, this situation happens occasionally in Missouri. With hundreds of cities and counties and thousands of law enforcement officers, not all of them are... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island Trail is currently under development in several distinct
Work on the westernmost 17.7 mile section of the Rock Island trail corridor, now jointly owned by Jackson County and the KCATA, is moving forward quickly. Contractors for building the trail have already submitted bids, and the bid will be awarded soon. Jackson County plans to have the trail open by 2018. According to the Independence Examiner... (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
Missouri's primary elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016."I bicycle - I walk - I run and I vote" is one of the most powerful statements we can make to any elected leader, in our work to make Missouri a better, safer place to walk and bicycle.I bicycle and I vote!So whatever your party, whoever your candidates,... (read more)
The systematic dis-investment in safe places to walk and bicycle has had a tremendous impact on the health of the 50% of Missourians who live in communities in rural and outstate Missouri.We have been talking about this health and investment disparity for years.   But this year, I dug into the data from the Missouri Department of Health... (read more)
Champ Clark Bridge
MoDOT is replacing the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River.  It is the only river crossing between Hannibal MO & Alton IL in the St Louis metro area. Current plans are for wide shoulders for the new bridge, but no sidewalk or pedestrian accommodation. Champ Clark BridgeAs with other river bridges in Missouri, MoDOT and IDOT will... (read more)
Missouri's national bicycle routes
A question we are commonly asked: How can I find existing or planned bicycle routes and trails around Missouri? Missouri's national bicycle routesWhether you are planning a bicycle tour, are going on a vacation where you want to find new and interesting places to ride, or just want to find places to bicycle or trails in or near your hometown... (read more)
Branson envisions its tourist area as a Complete Street
Branson, Missouri, has started work on one of the biggest and most ambitious Complete Streets projects in Missouri--and in the U.S. and the world, as well. Branson envisions its tourist area as a Complete StreetBranson's New Spirit of 76 Project will give the Branson "strip"--where theaters and tourist attractions line the street and vie for the... (read more)
Quad State Trail System Vision - June 2016
We first announced the Quad-State Trail Plan on this web site in 2005. At that time, we had no idea how much of the system would be built or how extensive the additions to that original vision would be in just 11 short years. Proposed multi-state trail systemAt that time it was just a plan, a vision. Now, so much of it is reality--and much... (read more)
Capitol Day participants made a huge difference this year
We had some amazing legislative results in Jefferson City this year--thanks, as usual, to the many citizens and allied groups who took the time to contact their legislators, visit the Jefferson City for Capitol day, and support our work in Jefferson City. Capitol Day participants and those who contacted their state legislators made a huge... (read more)
Legislator visits by citizens during our annual Capitol Day made a huge differen
For over a decade we have been working to build allies and statewide support for multi-modal transportation funding for MoDOT. Legislator visits by citizens during our annual Capitol Day made a huge difference again this yearIt has been a long slog, and though we have seen many hearts and minds change, we have yet to see any state funding change.... (read more)
Daniel Boone Bridge Bike/Ped Path connecting Chesterfield to the Katy Trail
Last week MoDOT opened the new bicycle/pedestrian path on the I-64/US-40 Daniel Boone Bridge over the Missouri River at Chesterfield. Construction crews working on the last details of the path were kind enough to allow MoBikeFed Executive Director Brent Hugh access to the new path one day before it officially opened. Daniel Boone Bridge Bike/Ped... (read more)
The new Daniel Boone Bridge bike/ped path connects the Katy Trail with the Monar
This week, MoDOT will announce the official opening of the new bicycle/pedestrian Missouri River crossing at the Daniel Boone Bridge (I-64/40 connecting St Charles and St. Louis Counties). The new Daniel Boone Bridge bike/ped path connects the Katy Trail in St. Charles County with the Monarch Chesterfield Levee Trail in St. Louis CountyThe... (read more)
Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol plays an important role
This year, the Missouri General Assembly took a historic step by authorizing $20 million in multi-modal transportation funding. This is, as far as we know, the first time in history that Missouri has allocated state transportation funds that have the flexibility to be used to meet any and all of Missourians' transportation needs--whether those by... (read more)
ATVs on the Katy Trail are a bad idea for so many reasons
Recently Reid Cranmer, who started an online petition opposing the infamous ATVs on the Katy Trail bill introduced in the Missouri House this year, paid a visit to Jefferson City to present the petition, with over 5000 signatures, to leaders in the Missouri House and Senate. ATVs on the Katy Trail are a bad idea for so many reasonsCranmer,... (read more)
Today Jackson County and the KCATA completed purchase of Rock Island RR
Today another important piece was added to the planned 500-mile cross-state Rock Island/Katy Trail system.Today Jackson County and the KCATA completed purchase of the westernmost 17.7 mile section of the Rock Island RR corridor Jackson County, KCATA, and Union Pacific held a ceremony today to complete the purchase and sign the deed that finalizes... (read more)