Bicycle Nazis aside, motorizing Katy Trail not the greatest idea - Patrick Martin

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Our God-given rights of internally combusting are being looked after by a freedom-loving Missouri legislator, state Rep. Jay Houghton (R-Martinsburg).

Houghton is the sponsor of House Bill 2047, a measure that would open the Katy Trail, the 237.7-mile St. Louis to Kansas City hiking/biking route, to limited use by all-terrain vehicles and golf carts.

Houghton’s argument, apparently, is that the nation’s longest continuous trail of this nature is not for everyone under current rules.

He’s correct. It’s for people who want to 1) Walk or 2) Bike, the same way that rivers are pretty much limited to those who wish to 1) Boat or 2) Swim.

MoBikeFed comment: Rep. Houghton's bill to allow ATVs on the Katy Trail was successfully stopped this year.

Mr. Houghton has promised the bill wil be back 2017.