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National Bike Summit 2015
Every March, MoBikeFed, our allied bicycle and pedestrian organizations from across Missouri, and individual 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.National... (read more)
Bicycle Route 66 through Missouri
We are very pleased to join the Adventure Cycling Association today in officially announcing a new cross-country bicycle route--Bicycle Route 66. The 2,493-mile route through eight states has been in the works for several years.  MoBikeFed has worked closely with the Adventure Cycling Association, MoDOT, and local communities along the route... (read more)
The Rock Island combined with the Katy Trail will make a 457-mile cross-state tr
Yesterday the statewide Rock Island Trail took a major step forward--perhaps the biggest and most important step in this lengthy, complex process.  The Surface Transportation Board approved the proposal by Ameren to end railroad use of the line and work out an agreement to transfer the line to Missouri State Parks so that it can become a... (read more)
This is the third article in a ten part series on the League of American Bicyclists Safe Cycling Series.  By Bob Sharpe, League Certified Cyclist (LCI #4661)Keeping your bicycle in tip-top operating condition is critical if you’re going to enjoy cycling to its fullest. Preventive maintenance is a breeze and keeping your bicycle in optimal... (read more)
St. Louis Mayor Slay signs the updated Complete Streets bill sponsored by Alderm
Big news out of St. Louis.  Alderman Scott Ogilvie has been working with Trailnet and the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen to pass an updated and greatly improved Complete Streets policy for the city.  The new, much strengthened Complete Streets Policy passed the Board with a unanimous vote on January 30th.Yesterday, Mayor Slay signed... (read more)
Penrose Park Velodrome 50th Anniversary (http://penroseparkvelo.com)
Momentum to rebuild the historic Penrose Park Velodrome in St. Louis has been building for years. The only velodrome in Missouri, and one of just 27 in the United States, Penrose Park was neglected and unusable for many years before an effort in the mid 2000s cleaned up and rehabilited the track to useful, though still fairly bumpy, state. Penrose... (read more)
Work to railbank the new cross-state Rock Island Trail is moving forward quickly--and raising much support, but also natural questions and concerns by trail neighbors.  It is a good time to consider:  What is the value of these trails to the state and to the communities they pass through?Rock Island neighbors know that the trail may... (read more)
Secretary Foxx, former mayor of Charlotte, NC, announces the Mayors Challenge
U.S. Secretary of Transportation--and former Charlotte, NC, Mayor--Anthony Foxx is challenging cities and mayors across Missouri and the United State to take positive steps to improve their communities for bicycling and walking. Secretary Foxx, former mayor of Charlotte, NC, announces the Mayors ChallengeWe hope communities across Missouri will... (read more)
The existing Hwy 47 river bridge is narrow with no shoulders and at end-of-life
Everyone who has biked or walked on the eastern portion of the Katy Trail knows that the connection between the Katy Trail and the city of Washington--just across the river to the south of the trail--is one of the most difficult and dangerous on the entire trail. The existing Hwy 47 river bridge is narrow with no shoulders and is nearing the end... (read more)
Support from cyclists and groups from around Missouri has helped defeat a bill t
In December, we learned that Rep. Redmon of Canton had introduced a bill to require all people who bicycle to hold liability insurance--similar to that required of automobile drivers. Support from cyclists and groups from around Missouri has helped defeat a bill to require bicycle liability insuranceThis is a serious problem--some cyclists already... (read more)
The Rock Island Trail will be part of a 457 mile trail loop
Some residents along the proposed new 145-mile section of the cross-state Rock Island Trail have been talking about their worries about the new trail with local media. The Rock Island Trail will be part of a 457 mile trail loop reaching across Missouri I live just 100 yards from the Rock Island rail corridor myself, so I understand the nerves... (read more)
Senator David Pearce is sponsoring legislation calling for a ban on texting whil
SB 3, the bill sponsored by Sen David Pearce of Warrensburg to ban texting and all cell phone use by drivers is having a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Transportation Committee.  Click for the bill's page:   SB 3:  Expands ban on using cell phones while driving to all drivers and to include telephone calls Senator David Pearce is... (read more)
New MoDOT state bicycle maps - traffic volume is shown as green-blue-orange-red
Updating Missouri's bicycle maps has been one of the top items in our Vision for Bicycling and Walking for quite some time. Now MoDOT has released a new version of their online maps that is a very significant update over previous versions.  --> Click here to view and download the new MoDOT statewide bicycle maps in PDF format. <-- New... (read more)
MoDOT Director Dave Nichols has led the organization through a difficult period
MoDOT Director David Nichols became director two years ago in the midst of the effort to find a new funding source for the organization.  Director Nichols led the organization through the effort to create the funding proposal that was placed before voters as Amendment 7 last August, and many important organizational changes leading up to that... (read more)
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways includes parts of the Current and Jack's For
Under a new General Management Plan recently adopted by the National Park Service, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways will, for the first time since its founding in 1964, allow mountain biking on Scenic Riverways trails. The Ozark National Scenic Riverways includes parts of the Current and Jack's Fork Rivers, in south-central Missouri near... (read more)