New Issue of MODOT Wheels & Heels

MoDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Caryn Giarratano has issued a new Wheels & Heels summarizing progress in bicycle and pedestrian issues across Missouri:
We are on a roll now! Our progress on the bicycle and pedestrian program in our state has taken a leap forward. As the information hub for bicycle and pedestrian issues in Missouri, I remain in contact with national as well as state and local groups. I work with MoDOT district and central office staff to offer advice on how to incorporate the needs of nonmotorized travelers into design, policy and construction, and I chair the BPAC. I represent Region 3 on the AASHTO Technical Committee on Nonmotorized Transportation and take the minutes for the phone conference meetings of the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators. The MoDOT Webmaster and I are working together to update the bike/ped pages. The passage of the Federal Transportation Bill, SAFETEA-LU, continued to support the Transportation Enhancements program (that can be used to build bike/ped facilities) and added a new program called Safe Routes to School. The Federal Highway Administration has requested that each State DOT have a SRTS Coordinator hired by the end of the year.
The full article has details about the new Missouri Bicycle Map and much more.