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Missouri is one of just four states that still allows texting while driving
HB 293, the "Fair Fare Passenger Safety Act" sponsored by Rep. Galen Higdon (R-Buchanan/Platte Counties) recently passed the House by a vote of 103-46. Missouri is one of just four states that still allows texting while drivingHB 293 has made no progress in the Senate this year, so with less than 5 hours left in the 2017 legislative session, the... (read more)
Your calls and email messages to our legislators in Jefferson City are important
Today House Continuing Resolution 47, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Corlew of Kansas City, passed the Missouri Senate by a vote of 33-0. Your calls and email messages to our legislators in Jefferson City, and Capitol Day visits, make a huge differenceHCR 47 creates a statewide task force to study the issue of transportation funding in Missouri and to... (read more)
Capitol Day in Jefferson City is April 11th - please join us!
With just one week left in Missouri's 2017 legislative session, we have had some really important bills moving--some very good and some very bad. Where are they now?Capitol Day in Jefferson City is April 10th - please join us!It looks the effort to stop Missouri State Parks from accepting the Rock Island Trail corridor has been turn aside, several... (read more)
The Rock Island combined with the Katy Trail will make a 500+ mile international
HB 698, sponsored by Rep. Pietzman of Troy, has just passed the Missouri House by a voice vote. The bill prevents Missouri State Parks from purchasing any new land until all current deferred maintenance is up to date. The Rock Island combined with the Katy Trail will make a 500+ mile internationally significant cross-state trail loop (click for... (read more)
Annual Legislators Ride - from the Capitol to the Katy Trail and back. The Legis
Supporters of bicycling, walking, and trails in Missouri visited Missouri's Capitol Monday for the 14th annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol. Annual Legislators Ride - from the Capitol to the Katy Trail and back. This photos shows many ride participants, including Rep. Jeff Justus, Rep. Karla May, Rep. Dan Stacy, and Ron Effland of... (read more)
Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol - A few citizens who make a huge differe
Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the Capitol is coming up soon--Monday, April 10th, 2017.  What are the most important legislative issues we are working on--and that participants will be discussing with their state legislators Monday? Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol - A few citizens who make a huge difference in Jefferson... (read more)
Kansas City approved $600 million in "Complete Streets" bonds
In recent years, voters across the nation have proven they are willing to approve major infrastructure initiatives if they include public transportation, bicycling, walking, and trails. Kansas City approved $600 million in Complete Streets bonds; St Louis approved major MetroLink expansionTuesday we saw that the trend holds true in Missouri... (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
Missouri's municipal elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017."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)
BikeWalkKC has been working for over a year on the 1-2-3- GOBond proposals
Cities across Missouri have started to make a practice of including important walking, bicycling, and trails projects and maintenance in their regular capital funding and bonding proposals. But--until now--Kansas City, Missouri, never has. BikeWalkKC has been working for many months to ensure that the 1-2-3 GOBond proposal is the best proposal... (read more)
The Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River was completed in 1928
For about the past year, the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation has been talking with MoDOT and local citizens in the Louisiana, Missouri area about including bicycle and pedestrian accommodation on the new Champ Clark/Hwy 54 Bridge across the Mississippi River. The Champ Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River was completed in 1928.... (read more)
Capitol Day supporters are the mighty few who make a BIG difference for bicyclin
Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City is April 10th--coming up soon.>>> Register - volunteer - and/or bring a display for your business or organization at Capitol Day here Capitol Day supporters are the mighty few who make a BIG difference for bicycling, walking, and trails across Missouri This year we have a new... (read more)
Americans strongly support funding for biking and walking
Every March a delegation of bicycle and pedestrian advocates from across Missouri go to Washington, DC, for the National Bike Summit.  We spend a couple of days meeting with other advocates from around the country and sharing ideas and best practices. Americans strongly support maintaining or increasing federal funding for bicycling and... (read more)
Could the Razorback Trail extend into SW Missouri--even as far as Neosho?
A very important development this month in southwest Missouri: Local communities and regional planning organizations are working together to create a regional bicycle and pedestrian plan. If you live in the area, you can join a public meeting in Pineville Monday, March 6th (details below). Could the Razorback Trail extend into SW Missouri--even as... (read more)
The current plan is for a bike/ped path on each bridge.
A new bicycle and pedestrian crossing of the Missouri River--long under discussion and study--is finally underway in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties.  Engineering and design is now moving forward on the project, which is fully funded. The current plan is for a bike/ped path on each bridge. Pedestrians could walk either direction;... (read more)
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)