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Working to create and protect sources of funding is one of our top goals
Your community has some amazing bicycle, pedestrian, and trails projects it wants to build--perhaps even a local or regional bicycle, pedestrian, or trails plan.  But now you need the funding to actually build. Working to create and protect sources of funding for walking, bicycling, and trails in Missouri is one of the primary goals of the... (read more)
Senator Dave Schatz of Sullivan
Our members have consistently identified distracted driving and texting while driving as one of their top concerns.  For that reason, we have been working for years with a coalition of like-minded organizations across Missouri to support distracted driving and texting-while-driving legislation. Senator Dave Schatz of Sullivan is the sponsor... (read more)
Annual visits to Washington DC are one of our most effective advocacy activities
One of our big asks at the 2018 National Bike Summit was for Congress to continue and increase the TIGER grant program. Annual visits to Washington DC are one of our most effective advocacy activities of the year. Your membership & support helps make them happen, and your messages & calls to Congress in support help make them more... (read more)
Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short
Right now, Congress is debating self-driving vehicle legislation that is far too lax on safety and oversight. Safety statistics show that current self-driving cars are 192 times more dangerous for people who walk and bicycle as human drivers are. Please click here to join MoBikeFed and the League in asking Congress for safety for people who walk... (read more)
Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short
An Arizona woman who was crossing the street pushing her bicycle became the first person to be killed by an autonomous vehicle operating in self-driving mode. Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short when it comes to detecting people who walk and bicycle--as Sunday's complete unnecessary tragedy showed all too clearlyIn recent... (read more)
Current self-driving cars fall short when it comes to detecting people who walk
The Federal Highway Administration and NHTSA are currently developing federal regulations for autonomous vehicles--driverless cars. Current self-driving cars fall short when it comes to detecting people who walk and bicycleThough autonomous vehicle technology has huge potential to improve road safety for all users of our transportation system,... (read more)
Person visits with Missouri members of Congress and their staff members today!
Wednesday and Thursday this week I'll be in Washington DC visiting every Missouri congressional office during the National Bike Summit. Person visits with Missouri members of Congress and their staff members is some of our most effective advocacy. Thanks to YOU for helping make that possible!If you follow the news you know there are some huge... (read more)
Coy Hart, 1942-2018
Coy Hart of Springfield, a long-time MoBikeFed Board Member, League Cycling Instructor, Ozark Greenways & SpringBike volunteer, and bicycling & trails advocate, passed away Saturday after an extended illness. Coy Hart, 1942-2018In 2012, the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation presented Coy with a Lifetime Achievement Award--one of... (read more)
Groundbreaking for Rock Island Trail in Jackson County March 8th, 2018
The groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the Jackson County portion of the Rock Island Trail will take place March 8th, 2018, at 10:00 at Hartmann Park, 700 SW Pryor Rd, Lee's Summit. Groundbreaking for Rock Island Trail in Jackson County March 8th, 2018Phase 1 includes a portion of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor purchased by Jackson County... (read more)
Rolling your bicycle on Amtrak means no more packing, no more disassembly--just
The New York Times covered the roll-out of bicycle roll-on access and installation of new bicycle racks on Amtrak's Vermonter route--a route similar in several ways to Missouri's River Runner Amtrak route: Rolling your bicycle on Amtrak means no more packing, no more disassembly--just roll your bike right on the train and go. (Photo courtesy Matt... (read more)
Join us for Capitol Day on April 9th, 2018-your voice can make a real difference
 The 2018 Missouri General Assembly session is underway--and as usual, a large number of bills and legislative proposals affect bicycling, walking, and trails in Missouri.  Here is the rundown on bills and issues we are tracking this year: (read more)
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways includes parts of the two major rivers
Today is the last day to submit your public comment in support of mountain biking in Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR)--Missouri's National Park--and in support of an amazing potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain Bike Trail System that is only possible of a few key mountain bike trail connections are allowed through ONSR. The Ozark National... (read more)
Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri.
The Ozark Trail is an amazing 350-mile trail through scenic southern Missouri. All of it is open to hiking--but only a portion to mountain biking. Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri. Green segments indicate the connections needed within ONSR to make this entire 280-mile system a reality. Purple & Light... (read more)
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways
A MoBikeFed analysis of the proposed Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) trails plan shows that it opens just ONE-SIXTH the amount of trails to mountain biking as do other similar trail systems in Missouri. Furthermore, the current proposal lacks two key trail connections required to make a complete, contiguous, and connected 280-mile section... (read more)
The draft Cape Girardeau regional bike/ped plan has been released and needs your
A few years ago, serious regional bicycle and pedestrian planning was the domain of a few of our largest cities--Columbia, St. Louis, Springfield, St Joseph, and (most recently) Kansas City. The draft Cape Girardeau regional bike/ped plan has been released and needs your feedbackBut no more--right now we have serious bicycle and pedestrian... (read more)