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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)
Coy Hart, 1942-2018
Coy Hart of Springfield, a long-time MoBikeFed Board Member, League Cycling Instructor, Ozark Greenways & SpringBike volunteer, and bicycling & trails advocate, passed away Saturday after an extended illness. Coy Hart, 1942-2018In 2012, the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation presented Coy with a Lifetime Achievement Award--one of... (read more)
Groundbreaking for Rock Island Trail in Jackson County March 8th, 2018
The groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the Jackson County portion of the Rock Island Trail will take place March 8th, 2018, at 10:00 at Hartmann Park, 700 SW Pryor Rd, Lee's Summit. Groundbreaking for Rock Island Trail in Jackson County March 8th, 2018Phase 1 includes a portion of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor purchased by Jackson County... (read more)
Rolling your bicycle on Amtrak means no more packing, no more disassembly--just
The New York Times covered the roll-out of bicycle roll-on access and installation of new bicycle racks on Amtrak's Vermonter route--a route similar in several ways to Missouri's River Runner Amtrak route: Rolling your bicycle on Amtrak means no more packing, no more disassembly--just roll your bike right on the train and go. (Photo courtesy Matt... (read more)