CAMPO close to finalizing Jefferson City regional pedestrian and bicycle plan - KMIZ

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Jefferson City and the surrounding area will soon have a plan on how to increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO, has been working on the plan since April 2015.

Since then, CAMPO has taken input from 20 different entities or organizations and the public. . . .

The Capital Area Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan is looking for ways to make it safer for those pedestrians and bicyclists.

"Small cities, large cities, I think we're all starting to realize that we need to start thinking about more than just the automobile," Rotenberry said.

MoBikeFed comment: The progress made by CAMPO and cities in the Jefferson City area has been tremendous.

In the time period 2000-2010, Missouri's larger metro areas got serious about creating and implementing bicycle and pedestrian plans and projects. But now in the 2010s, the state's mid-sized and smaller communities are jumping on the bandwagon, too.

These efforts are very important, much needed, and supported by local citizens. The time is right for this kind of initiative. Congratulations to local staff, elected officials, and citizens who have worked hard to make this regional plan a reality.