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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)
Annual visits to Washington DC are one of our most effective advocacy activities
One of our big asks at the 2018 National Bike Summit was for Congress to continue and increase the TIGER grant program. Annual visits to Washington DC are one of our most effective advocacy activities of the year. Your membership & support helps make them happen, and your messages & calls to Congress in support help make them more... (read more)
Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short
Right now, Congress is debating self-driving vehicle legislation that is far too lax on safety and oversight. Safety statistics show that current self-driving cars are 192 times more dangerous for people who walk and bicycle as human drivers are. Please click here to join MoBikeFed and the League in asking Congress for safety for people who walk... (read more)
Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short
An Arizona woman who was crossing the street pushing her bicycle became the first person to be killed by an autonomous vehicle operating in self-driving mode. Current self-driving vehicle technology falls short when it comes to detecting people who walk and bicycle--as Sunday's complete unnecessary tragedy showed all too clearlyIn recent... (read more)
Current self-driving cars fall short when it comes to detecting people who walk
The Federal Highway Administration and NHTSA are currently developing federal regulations for autonomous vehicles--driverless cars. Current self-driving cars fall short when it comes to detecting people who walk and bicycleThough autonomous vehicle technology has huge potential to improve road safety for all users of our transportation system,... (read more)
Person visits with Missouri members of Congress and their staff members today!
Wednesday and Thursday this week I'll be in Washington DC visiting every Missouri congressional office during the National Bike Summit. Person visits with Missouri members of Congress and their staff members is some of our most effective advocacy. Thanks to YOU for helping make that possible!If you follow the news you know there are some huge... (read more)