Legislative Success: AV START Act regulating driverless vehicles but lacking basic Bike/Ped Vision Test, fails in Congress

This year, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation has helped lead the national charge for better regulation of self-driving vehicles--self driving systems that far too often do not provide nearly enough safety for people who walk and bicycle.

We are very happy to report that a last-minute push to pass the AV START Act, a low-oversight, corporate-friendly approach to allow the national rollout of extensive driverless vehicle testing on public streets, has failed in Congress.

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Pat Jones, 1925-2018: "Mother of the Katy Trail" and "Prairie Godmother" of Missouri trails, parks, conservation, and outdoor preservation

Pat Jones, long-time support of trails, parks, and conservation in Missouri, who with her husband Ted Jones was the driving force and major private donor behind the creation of the Katy Trail, passed away at her home in Williamsburg Monday.

A memorial service is planned later in the spring.

Pat was a long-time MoBikeFed Yellow Jersey Club member and one of the most  generous supporters of MoBikeFed--and many other Missouri trails, parks, and conservation-related groups--over the years.

At the 2009 Capitol Day, we presented a very well-deserved LIfetime Achievement Award to Pat and Ted:

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