Proposed bill may help funding of bicycle & pedestrian facilities in Missouri

So far in the Missouri legislature this year there is one proposed law that explicitly mentions bicycle/pedestrian projects.

It is a proposed updating of the law regarding Transportation Development Districts. This is a special district where a tax can be levied in order to help build certain transportation projects.

The bike/ped change is just one of many proposed in this law, but it is very simple. The current law has a long list of transportation projects that may be funded by Transportation Development Districts. The proposed new law would add "bicycle or pedestrian facilities" to the list.

Bill sponsor is Jon Dolan Chair of the Missouri Senate's Transportation Committee.