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Missouri State Parks is accepting comments on the future of the trail
Please help preserve Missouri's next major cross-state rail trail for the future! Missouri State Parks is accepting comments on the future of the 144-segment of the Rock Island Trail (red section) through November 30th. Your comments will help determine the future of this section! (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
Missouri's general elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, November 6th, 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)
Building comprehensive, sustainable transportation funding
One of the major issues on the November 6th election ballot is Proposition D, a proposal to raise Missouri's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon over a four-year period. Building comprehensive, sustainable transportation funding to meet the transportation needs of all Missourians has been a long-term goal of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian... (read more)
Missouri State Park's decision about whether to accept the next 144-mile segment
Missouri State Parks has announced three public meetings the last week of October at towns along the Rock Island Trail Corridor.  An alert released this week by the Missouri Parks  Association indicates that attendance at these meetings by supporters and the quality and quantity of the written comments submitted by supporters may well be... (read more)
Missouri State Park's decision about whether to accept the next 144-mile segment
Please plan to attend one of these important upcoming meetings about the future of the remaining 144 miles of the potential cross-state Rock Island Trail between Windsor and Washington. Missouri State Park's decision about whether to accept the next 144-mile segment of the Rock Island Trail--shown in red on this map--will be announced at... (read more)
Ribbon cutting
MO & KS Become First Two States to Open USBR 66On June 17th, as part of the opening ceremonies for the 2018 edition of Big BAM Ride (Bicycle Across Missouri), a ribbon cutting was conducted marking the Missouri and Kansas sections of U.S. Bike Route 66 receiving formal designation. At the May 2018 meeting of the American Association of State... (read more)
Missouri is a hub of the U.S. Bicycle Route System
After years of work by MoDOT, the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation, the Adventure Cycling Association, and many local organizations and advocates along the route, Bicycle Route 66 in Missouri is now an official part of the U.S. National Bicycle Route System. Missouri is a hub of the U.S. Bicycle Route System - thanks to MoDOT, we have... (read more)
Our annual Capitol Day and Legislator's Ride makes a big difference in developin
News outlets are reporting that, before resigning office later today, Governor Greitens has signed 77 bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly this legislative session.  Full list of bills signed at KY3. Our annual Capitol Day and Legislator's Ride makes a big difference in developing a positive relationship with elected... (read more)
State transportation funding has been a long-time priority
By a vote of 88/60 the Missouri House has passed HB 1460, putting a 10 cent fuel tax increase on the ballot for a vote of the people. State transportation funding--including a fair share for people who walk & bicycle--has been a priority of our legislative work and Capitol Day for over a decadeThe Senate passed the same measure yesterday... (read more)
Our annual Capitol Day and Legislator's Ride makes a big difference
The 2018 Missouri legislative session ends Friday at 6:00pm. Our annual Capitol Day and Legislator's Ride makes a big difference in developing a positive relationship with elected officials in Jefferson CityWhat is happening on issues we have been working on this year? What effect have our advocacy work, messages and phone calls, visits to... (read more)
Self-driving cars have the potential to greatly increase safety--in the future
Leading state and national stakeholders representing safety, public health, bicyclists, pedestrians, smart growth, consumer and environmental organizations, law enforcement and first responders, disability communities, and individuals affected by motor vehicle crashes asked the U.S. Senate to back off plans to move the AV START Act (S. 1885) that... (read more)
Missouri Biking Trails Guide from Missouri Life Magazine
Missouri Life magazine has released its first-ever statewide guide to Missouri trails and bicycling destinations.The idea for the Missouri Biking Trails guide started when Joplin Convention & Visitor Bureau Director Patrick Tuttle and MoBikeFed Executive Director Brent Hugh gave a presentation at the Missouri Association of Convention &... (read more)
Capitol Day participants are the mighty few who make a BIG difference
Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City is coming soon--Monday April 30th. State transportation funding, the future of the Rock Island Trail, stopping dangerous dogs, texting while driving, and safety of self-driving cars are among the issues we'll be talking about with legislators Monday. Capitol Day participants are... (read more)
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)