Columbia's PedNet Coalition rebrands as "Local Motion" | lomocomo.org

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In 2019, we launched a grassroots organizing strategy with neighborhood leaders in the Vision Zero priority neighborhoods (i.e., neighborhoods with high rates of people of color, low-income families, and households without vehicles). We now have a Neighborhood Leadership Council made up of ten members who live and work in these neighborhoods. These leaders are helping us develop a new best practice anti-racist community engagement process to mobilize traditionally underrepresented voices in transportation planning.

A lot has changed since 2000.

We’ve grown a lot as an organization over the 21 years since we were founded. While our love of walking and biking has remained the same, we’ve expanded our focus to include the street network and transit, in addition to trails and sidewalks.

After many years of consideration, research, and discussion with our board of directors, we made the decision to rebrand to better reflect our current advocacy focus and strategy.

PedNet is now Local Motion.

Our vision is towns built for people, where it’s easy to walk, bike, and ride transit, and everyone can get where they want to go.

Our mission is to provide walking, biking, and transit solutions to meet people’s everyday transportation needs.

MoBikeFed comment: It's great to see advocacy organizations all around Missouri growing and adapting to new situations and new conditions. PedNet has always been a leader in Missouri and across the U.S., and under its new name that is bound to continue!