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MoBikeFed Voter Guide for the November 4th, 2014, General Election

The Missouri general elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.

We know that people like you who are interested in their communities because of their interest in bicycling and walking, vote at a higher rate than average.

So whatever your party, whoever your candidates, whatever your issues, be sure to make a plan, check your voting location, and get out and VOTE on Tuesday, November 4th.

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Missouri Primary Election Tues, Aug 5th, 2014: Voter guide - Find your polling place, ballots, candidates, issues

Missouri's primary elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014.

"I bicycle/I walk/I run and I vote" is one of the most powerful statement we can make to any elected leader, in our work to make Missouri a better, safer place to walk and bicycle.

So whatever your party, whoever your candidates, whatever your issues, please get out and VOTE on Tuesday, August 5th.

Amendment 7 - First statewide transportation funding plan in history to incorporate funding for bicycling and walking

Amendment 7, the first transportation funding plan in Missouri's history to fully integrate bicycling, walking, trails, and public transit into Missouri's statewide transportation funding, is on the August 5th ballot.

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ALERT: Stop the Bicycle Ban; Support MoBikeFed's legislative work

Stopping a bicycle ban.

Stopping an anti-bicycle amendment--designed to remove bicycling from state transportation funding.

Including funding for biking, walking, and trails in proposed transportation funding, solving a century-long problem in Missouri.

Those are the reasons legislative advocacy in Jefferson City has been vital this year.

With just two weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, you can help in two ways:

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ADVOCACY ALERT: Please contact your own Missouri Representative to oppose bicycle ban & removal of bicycling from transportation funding bill

[UPDATE, 8 April 2014: Thanks to thousands of you who contacted the Missouri House via calls, email, or personal visits, dozens of organizations who worked to support bicycling, and the support of the vast majority of Missouri representatives, the anti-bicycle amendment introduced by Rep. Curtman was soundly defeated today.

Please contact your Missouri House Member to thank them for their support of bicycling to defeat the amendment.

Please continue to contact your Missouri House Members to ask themto oppose HB 2279, the bicycle ban.]

The bicycle ban is back--new and improved for 2014. And it is accompanied by something new--a proposal to eliminate bicycling from the $8 billion Missouri Transportation Funding proposal.

This bill is due for a vote on Monday or Tuesday, so we need you to act now! 

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MoBikeFed announces the 2014 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo: The first Gran Fondo in the Kansas City region, June 21st

Announcing two exciting rides for the 2014 Tour of Kansas City--new and improved for 2014!

  • IMPROVED: The Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation's Rock Island Ramble has become the Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo, Saturday, June 21st, 2014.  Same great ride, same great routes, same great support, same great cause--now all kicked up a notch to make a premier road ride experience.  
     
  • NEW: The NEW Tour of Kansas City Fun Ride is coming Sunday, June 22nd. The most fun you can (legally) have on two wheels!
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Walk/Bike to School Savings Calculator

How much will you save if you walk or bicycle to school every day of the year? What if you walk or bike once a week or once a month?

International Walk to School Day is October 9th, 2013, and the month of October is Walk to School Month. Thousands of school kids across Missouri and across the world will be walking and biking to school that day.

Fill in your numbers below and find out how much you will save when you walk or bicycle to school:

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Veto Session: Veto upheld on Agenda 21 bill with ambiguous language threatening bike/ped nonprofits

The 2013 Missouri legislative session wrapped up yesterday after a two-day veto session.

This year, Governor Nixon vetoed a record number of bills and the General Assembly overrode a record number of vetos--but upheld some key vetos as well.

One of the vetos upheld--by a mere two votes in the House of Representatives--was SB 265.  SB 265 dealt with Agenda 21, an innocuous and non-binding U.N. model plan for dealing with sustainability, poverty, and various 'green' issues.  Governor Nixon vetoed SB 265, citing "ambiguously worded restrictions on state and local governments." 

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