Article by MoDOT Bike/Ped Coordinator in Missouri Municipal Review

An article by MoDOT Bike/Ped Coordinator is in this month's issue of the Missouri Municipal Review, a magazine published by the Missouri Municipal League. An excerpt from the article:
Bicyclists and pedestrians represent a wide cross-section of people. Some must use these methods of transportation and some choose to use these methods of transportation. Some are occasional users while some rely completely on these methods. In fact, according to the 2000 Census, approximately 10 percent of Missouri households do not have an automobile. In some urban areas, this climbs to as high as 25 percent. . . .

Providing safe and accessible bicycle and pedestrian facilities improves Missourians’ quality of life and health and helps communities to thrive. The remaining issue that must be resolved is not should we provide these facilities, but can we afford not to provide them.
The complete article, which represents an official MoDOT statement on bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, can be read on MoBikeFed's Advocacy Resources page.

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