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Planned Mississippi River Overlook on the Cliff Cave Trail (click for full size)
UPDATE 16 February 2017: Success!  Great Rivers Greenway and County Councilman Ernie Trakas continued discussions about the trail--spurred on by the many messages and phone calls St Louis County officials received in support of it. (read more)
Kansas City's Riverfront Heritage Trail - West Bottoms
Kansas City's Riverfront Heritage Trail recently reached a major milestone and completed the vision for that trail that was set out in the late 1990s. Kansas City's Riverfront Heritage Trail - West BottomsThe trail, which has been under development for two decades now, has finally created a seamless connection between downtown Kansas City,... (read more)
Capitol Day in Jefferson City is April 11th - please join us!
We are just in the third week of Missouri's 2017 Capitol Day in Jefferson City is April 10th - please join us! legislative session, and already we have seen a number of bills introduced that are important to people in Missouri who walk, bicycle, and use trails.Another major issue, returning for 2017, is state transportation funding. Missouri's... (read more)
New Performance Measures are a major advance
The Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation has been part of a national coalition of groups that have been working to ensure that walking and bicycling were included in proposed Performance Measures for our national transportation system. New Performance Measures are a major advanceThe danger was that the measures would focus on, and support... (read more)
KCMO has released a major audit of the citywide Bike KC plan
A major new development in the ongoing effort to make Kansas City a bicycle friendly community: The KCMO City Auditor's Office has released an audit of the current Bike KC plan that the Kansas City Star called "scathing". KCMO has released a major audit of the citywide Bike KC planBikeWalkKC, the lead local advocacy group in the Kansas City region... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island trail will connect with the Katy Trail in two places
Greg Harris, Executive Director of the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MoRIT) just sent the latest version of the Rock Island Trail Update.Rock Island Trail UpdateJanuary 11, 2017Hundreds attended the dedication of the first 47 miles of the Rock Island Trail on December 10, 2016. The Pleasant Hill to Windsor segment connects greater Kansas City... (read more)
Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation & Missouri Rock Island Trail with Nixon
Today officials from Ameren joined with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and State Parks Director Bill Bryan to announce that the work to salvage track and equipment from the 144-mile Rock Island railroad line and transfer the corridor to Missouri State Parks in 2017 for use as the Rock Island Trail State Park is in progress and on track.... (read more)
Governor Nixon cuts the ribbon to open Rock Island Trail State Park
In celebration of the Grand Opening Saturday of the first 47.5 miles of the Rock Island Trail State Park, connecting the Katy Trail to the Kansas City metro area, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has published a major article about the Rock Island Trail, with many details about its history and future: Governor Nixon, State Parks Director Bill Bryan... (read more)
The 47-mile Rock Island segment in blue is set to open December 10th
A day we have been working towards for more than 20 years has finally arrived--the Grand Opening of the 47.5 miles of Rock Island Trail State Park that forms the longest single section of the connection between the Katy Trail and Kansas City: The 47-mile Rock Island segment in blue--the longest section of the Katy to KC connection--is set to open... (read more)
The League of American Bicyclists has announced 103 new and renewing Bicycle Fri
Last week the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community awards.Missouri highlights: The League of American Bicyclists has announced 103 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities across the U.S.St. Joseph - Honorable Mention (new Missouri community in the BFC program)Lee's Summit - Bronze (continuing... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island Trail is coming together in several discrete segments
The Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc (MoRIT) made two major announcements about the Rock Island Trail over the weekend: Missouri's Rock Island Trail is coming together in several discrete segmentsFirst section of Windsor-Washington Rock Island Trail to be built in BelleMissouri Rock Island Trail made a major announcement Saturday about trail... (read more)
Yes on 1: Major funding for Missouri's Katy Trail, the Rock Island Trail
One of the most important initiatives up for a vote in Missouri Tuesday involves an issue that is important to everyone in Missouri who walks, hikes, bicycles, or enjoys the outdoors: Amendment 1, to renew the existing tax that supports Missouri's State Parks, soils, and water. Yes on 1: Major funding for Missouri's Katy Trail, the Rock... (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
Missouri's general elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, November 8th, 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)
Brady Beckham of the Carthage City Council has been a champion for the Carthage
Carthage, Missouri, is in the process of adding about 24 miles of marked on-street bicycle lanes and routes this summer. A city of just 14,200, Carthage looks to have the most on-street bicycle routes per capita of any Missouri City, once the project is complete. Brady Beckham of the Carthage City Council has been a champion for the Carthage... (read more)
Earlier this year, the Missouri General Assembly created the Missouri Moves fund, the first state transportation funding in modern history to take the total transportation approach to funding by funding transit, bicycling, and walking alongside road and highway projects. This week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon eliminated the Missouri Moves funding... (read more)