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Livable Streets Lee's Summit
Last week the Lee's Summit City Council passed a major update to the city's bicycle code.  The updates reflect many of the best-practice recommendations of MoBikeFed, BikeWalkKC, and other local and national bicycle groups. Livable Streets Lee's Summit The code update is one end result of years of work and coalition building by the... (read more)
Rock Island Railroad Corridor - 213 miles from Kansas City to Beaufort
It's official! Ameren has submitted a letter indicating its plans to railbank 145 miles of the Rock Island line stretching from Windsor almost to Washington, Missouri, where it will eventually connect with the Katy Trail. Rock Island Railroad Corridor - 213 miles from Kansas City to Beaufort (Click for full sized map) With existing Katy Trail... (read more)
Cyclists rally in support of Randy
Today Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer was charged with assault and property damage--the result of a July 29th incident in Sunset Hills where Furrer first threatened Murdick, then struck him with his car, and then fled the scene. Please sign the petition in support of Murdick, asking for prosecution of Furrer and for the city to make positive... (read more)
US Bicycle Route 76 on Missouri's Official Highway Map
After more than two decades of work, U.S. Bicycle Route 76--also known as the TransAmerica Trail--is officially designated and signed through the state of Missouri.  Come out and celebrate with us, the Adventure Cycling Association, MoDOT, and the City of Farmington October 11th. Find out more about the Bicycle Route 76 signage project in... (read more)
The 213-mile Rock Island Trail would interlink with the 240-mile Katy Trail
Word on Missouri's proposed new cross-state Trail, the 213 mile Rock Island Trail, may come early in October. The 213-mile Rock Island Trail would interlink with the 240-mile Katy Trail That is the last information from Ameren, which owns the 145-mile section of Rock Island railroad corridor currently under discussion.  Ameren's decision... (read more)
Road rage . . .
Legislation protecting bicyclists and pedestrians from harassment has been identified by MoBikeFed members as among their highest priorities.  It's easy to understand why--being harassed verbally, physically, or by having objects thrown, is frightening and discouraging for people who walk and bicycle. Road rage . . . Columbia (2009... (read more)
Missouri LIfe Cover: The Fate of the Rock Island Line, Jan/Feb 1982
Most of the Rock Island Railroad through Missouri hasn't seen railroad traffic since 1979. This summer there is the opportunity to turn the unused line into a rail trail that could be over 200 miles in length, rivaling the Katy Trail and connecting with the Katy in two places. The end of active railroad service meant economic hardship for the... (read more)
MoBikeFed & MoRIT representatives present the messages of support
Last week, representatives of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MoRIT) met with officials from Ameren to present over 11,000 messages of support for the creation of the cross-state Rock Island Trail. MoBikeFed and MoRIT representatives present the messages of support for the Rock Island... (read more)
BikeMO 2013 review
Just a reminder that BikeMO 2014 is coming up this Saturday, August 23rd.  The ride features: 30, 65, and 90 mile on-road route options A family-friendly Katy Trail route option Tour the beautiful low-traffic, historic roads of mid-Missouri, including visits to Rocheport, Boonville, Arrow Rock, and Blackwater Fun King/Queen of the... (read more)