Safe Routes to School

Our vision for biking, walking, and trails in Missouri cities & counties

One of the most common questions we get at the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is, "What can I do to make my city safer and more inviting for biking and walking?" 

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Here is the list of our top recommendations--ideas that have been tried, tested, and found to be effective in cities and counties across Missouri, the U.S., and the world.

Remember that there are many good ideas, but you don't have to implement all of them right now.  Pick one--the easiest for you to achieve right now--and then build on that success to implement another good idea, and so on.

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Our vision for biking, walking, and trails in Missouri cities & counties

One of the most common questions we get at the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is, "What can I do to make my city safer and more inviting for biking and walking?" 

Complete Streets
Complete Streets

Here is the list of our top recommendations--ideas that have been tried, tested, and found to be effective in cities and counties across Missouri, the U.S., and the world.

Remember that there are many good ideas, but you don't have to implement all of them right now.  Pick one--the easiest for you to achieve right now--and then build on that success to implement another good idea, and so on.

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League of American Bicyclists' Top 14 Ways to Improve Missouri's Bicycle Friendly State Ranking

Recently the League of American Bicyclists released its annual Bicycle Friendly States ranking. Missouri is currently ranked at 34th of the 50 states--meaning that we are doing a lot of things right--far more than we were doing 10 or 20 years ago!--but that we also have a lot of work to do to catch up with other states across the nation.

The Bike League's state rankings released earlier this month included and overview of Missouri's ranking by category and a few specific suggestions.  But today the League released a far more detailed report with recommendations for Missouri.

These recommendations by the most respected bicycle advocacy group in the nation carry a lot of weight.  The harmonize almost exactly with MoBikeFed's recommendations as the statewide bicycle advocacy group in Missouri--recommendations that have been developed over the course of years by our statewide Legislative Committee and Advisory Commission.

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MoDOT's $8 billion in proposed funding: What bike, ped, and trails ideas should MoDOT's Regional Planning Partners include in their project priority lists?

As MoDOT works to build support for a proposed $8 billion statewide transportation funding initiative--that will, for the first time, allow state transportation funding to be spent on bicycling, walking, and transit projects--MoBikeFed has worked with organizations across Missouri to evaluate the proposal and its ramifications. 

MoDOT's plan is that the vast majority of the $8 billion dollars will be prioritized and allocated by MoDOT's "Planning Partners" these are Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) across Missouri.

The proposed new funding includes, for the first time, state transportation funding for bicycling, walking transit, ports, airports, and other transportation needs, alongside the traditional Missouri state transportation priorities--roads and bridges.

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Regional Planning Commissions: Integrating bicycling, walking, and trails planning into committees and outreach

As MoDOT works to build support for a proposed $8 billion statewide transportation funding initiative--that will, for the first time, allow state transportation funding to be spent on bicycling, walking, and transit projects--MoBikeFed has worked with organizations across Missouri to evaluate the proposal and its ramifications. 

MoDOT's plan is that the vast majority of the $8 billion dollars will be prioritized and allocated by MoDOT's "Planning Partners" these are Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations(MPOs) across Missouri.

The proposed new funding includes, for the first time, state transportation funding for bicycling, walking transit, ports, airports, and other transportation needs, alongside the traditional Missouri state transportation priorities--roads and bridges.

Making the transition from road and bridge-oriented transportation planning to comprehensive transportation planning involving biking, walking, trails, sidewalks, crosswalks, transit use, and many other uses and factors is going to be a major challenge for many of Missouri's RPCs--who have not dealt with these transportation modes extensively in the past.

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