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MDC proposes improving bicycle access to million acres
Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation proposed greatly increased bicycle access to hundreds of Conservation Areas across Missouri.  Immediately bicyclists and groups across Missouri proposed increasing access for electric bicycles as well. MoBikeFed organized a write-in campaign to MDC, and within a few weeks MDC withdrew... (read more)
MoDOT has just released a massive list of proposed projects and needed projects - many or most of which will be funded by the recent federal infrastructure bill and other newly available funding. The purpose of the prioritized list of projects was to get ahead of the proposed federal funding so that Missouri would have a good idea of how this... (read more)
Governor Parson, Dru Buntin of Missouri DNR, and Mark Birk of Ameren
It's been exactly 2 years since Missouri State Parks & Ameren met in Eldon, Missouri, and signed an agreement to work towards donating the next 144 miles of the Rock Island corridor to Missouri State Parks - if certain conditions were met within 2 years.   Today, Ameren, Missouri DNR, State Parks, Department of Economic Development, and... (read more)
The announcement Tuesday is about the 144-mile Windsor-Beaufort section of the
It's been exactly 2 years since MO State Parks & Ameren met in Eldon, Missouri, and signed an agreement to work towards donating the next 144 miles of the Rock Island corridor to Missouri State Parks - if certain conditions were met within 2 years.The announcement Tuesday is about the 144-mile Windsor-Beaufort section of the Rock Island... (read more)
MoDOT is asking YOU what your priorities for Missouri transportation are.
MoDOT has just released a massive list of proposed projects and needed projects - many or most of which will be funded by the recent federal infrastructure bill and other newly available funding. The purpose of the prioritized list of projects was to get ahead of the proposed federal funding so that Missouri would have a good idea of how this... (read more)
MoBikeFed supporters are the few who really make a difference
Monday President Biden signed the long-awaited Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, including the multi-year federal transportation re-authorization, into law. MoBikeFed supporters are the few who really make a difference in national bicycle, pedestrian, and trails policy and funding Work on the transportation re-authorization portion of the bill... (read more)
MoDOT is asking YOU what your priorities for Missouri transportation are.
Below are all the details about the MoDOT High Priority Unfunded Needs List how you can best respond.   Have just 5 minutes to help?  Take a look at this Advocacy Alert and a simple but very effective suggested message to MoDOT.   Over the past several months, MoDOT has been working with its planning partners - Regional... (read more)
2021 is the Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail, which began in Boon's Lick MO
It's the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail in 2021 and communities all across America and Missouri are celebrating. The Raytown area - second day out on the trail from one of the major Santa Fe Trail launching points in Independence, Missouri - is celebrating with the The Festival of the Trails on September 11th, 2021. The Festival is a... (read more)
Birthplace of the Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Route - Boon's Lick - Independence - Ka
2021 is the bicentennial of the Santa Fe trail - a trail pioneered in 1821 from Boon's Lick, Missouri to Santa Fe, Mexico.  The entire Santa Fe Trail, a transcontinental route connecting nations and cultures, is filled with 200 years of history--and the first portion of the trail in Missouri is no exception.  Birthplace of the Santa Fe... (read more)
Pristine, authentic section of the Butterfield Trail
The Butterfield Stage Experience mostly-gravel bicycle route, 250 miles Jefferson City to Springfield, has been an amazing success for Missouri and for Butterfield Trail communities since it was announced in 2018. Along the Butterfield Stage Outlaw Trail in the Arkansas Ozarks Now - thanks to an amazing group of leaders and organizers in southwest... (read more)
In 2014, MoBikeFed partnered with Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc
A year and a half ago, Missouri State Parks and Ameren signed a historic agreement to transfer the next 144 miles of the Rock Island RR corridor, between Windsor MO and Washington MO, to Missouri State Parks to become Rock Island Trail State Park. In 2014, MoBikeFed partnered with Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy,... (read more)
The 2021 Missouri ACtdive Transportation Summit is all-virtual via Zoom
We invite you to join us for the 2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit, where we will be sharing ideas for making our communities more active, vibrant, healthy, and economically sustainable through bicycling, walking, and trails. The 2021 Missouri ACtdive Transportation Summit is all-virtual via Zoom, and features the best of bicycling,... (read more)
Grand Opening for the final section of the Rock Island Trail in Jackson County is Saturday, July 10th, 2021, 10am at the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City. Details below. The next section of Jackson County's Rock Island Trail is finally opening! This is the last big piece of the statewide Katy-Rock Island trail system we've been... (read more)
Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri
Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Missouri's most extensive National Park - has released a draft roads and trails management plan that is open for public input. Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri. Green segments indicate the connections needed within ONSR to make this entire 280-mile system a reality. Purple... (read more)
The MUTCD is national guidance
Today the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation joined thousands of organizations and individuals across Missouri and the U.S. in submitting detailed comments about problems with proposed changes to the influential Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD is the national guidance that determines how every road, street, and highway... (read more)