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The 2021 Missouri ACtdive Transportation Summit is all-virtual via Zoom
We invite you to join us for the 2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit, where we will be sharing ideas for making our communities more active, vibrant, healthy, and economically sustainable through bicycling, walking, and trails. The 2021 Missouri ACtdive Transportation Summit is all-virtual via Zoom, and features the best of bicycling,... (read more)
Grand Opening for the final section of the Rock Island Trail in Jackson County is Saturday, July 10th, 2021, 10am at the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City. Details below. The next section of Jackson County's Rock Island Trail is finally opening! This is the last big piece of the statewide Katy-Rock Island trail system we've been... (read more)
Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri
Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Missouri's most extensive National Park - has released a draft roads and trails management plan that is open for public input. Potential 280-mile Ozark Trail Mountain System in southern Missouri. Green segments indicate the connections needed within ONSR to make this entire 280-mile system a reality. Purple... (read more)
The MUTCD is national guidance
Today the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation joined thousands of organizations and individuals across Missouri and the U.S. in submitting detailed comments about problems with proposed changes to the influential Manual on Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD is the national guidance that determines how every road, street, and highway... (read more)
Ebikes of all types are becoming more popular across Missouri and the U.S.
As ebikes exploded in popularity in Missouri and across the U.S., their legal status in Missouri has been something of a mystery.  The ebike industry in Missouri has made it a top priority to get legislation in place that matches the national standard, allowing ebike use on roads and trails, and creating three classes of ebikes. Ebikes of all... (read more)
The MUTCD is the national guidance
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the national guidance for all visible parts of the nation's road network--signs, stripes, lanes, crosswalks, bike lanes and markings, traffic signals, and more.   The MUTCD is updated about once a decade. The MUTCD is the national guidance that determines how every road,... (read more)
Senator Dave Schatz of Sullivan was sponsor of SB 262
Today the Missouri Legislature passed a 12.5 per gallon fuel tax increased, to be phased in at the rate of 2.5 cents per year from 2021 to 2025. Senator Dave Schatz of Sullivan has become a strong support of MoDOT funding and was sponsor of SB 262 Passage of SB 262 by the Missouri House today sends the bill to Governor Parson for a signature.... (read more)
The sixth annual Missouri Active Transportation Summit will be held Friday, Augu
The 2021 Missouri Active Transportation Summit is coming up Friday, August 13th, 2021. The sixth annual Missouri Active Transportation Summit will be held Friday, August 13th, 2021 The Summit will feature some of the best of bicycling, walking, and trails in Missouri: (read more)
Dogs love to run - but when they are allowed to run free, it is not safe
Dangerous dogs injure 450 people bicycling annually in Missouri, are the sixth-leading cause of cyclist injury, and cost $2.8 million in medical care and lost wages. Most of the most serious injuries are caused by loose, running dogs--not dog bites.  Dogs love to run - but when they are allowed to chase people bicycling on a public road, it... (read more)
Dogs love to run - but when they are allowed to chase people bicycling
Barry Bean of Peach Orchard has been leading the charge for several years to get a dangerous dog bill passed in Missouri, to address the issues of loose dogs that attack and injury people bicycling. Barry was seriously injured in a collision with a dog several years ago. Missouri Representative Jamie Burger of Benton, in the Missouri bootheel, is... (read more)
Recently appointed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg spoke
U.S. Department of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addressed the National Bike Summit on Wednesday, March 3rd--the day Summit delegations from every state, including Missouri, (virtually) visited Capitol Hill for Congressional meetings throughout the day. Recently appointed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg spoke at the 2021 National... (read more)
National Bike Summit 2021
The 2021 National Bike Summit is underway--virtually this year--and Missouri is fielding a strong delegation to the Summit, as we have most years. MoBikeFed along with BikeWalkKC and Missourians for Responsible Transportation (representing BikeWalkKC, Trailnet, Ozark Greenways, and Pednet) are attending the Summit and Congressional meetings this... (read more)
MDC proposes improving bicycle access to million acres of Missouri CAs
UPDATE: Initial success! Due to a large amount of interest in including e-bikes in this proposed regulation, even before the public comment period had formally opened, the Missouri Department of Conservation staff has withdrawn the proposed regulation and is re-writing it to include e-bike access. For that reason, the March public comment period... (read more)
A rider enjoys a recumbent tricycle on the Katy Trail
A common question asked by visitors to the Katy Trail: Are ebikes and other assistive-mobility devices allowed on the trail? A rider enjoys a recumbent tricycle on the Katy Trail. Many riders choose recumbent bicycles, tricycles, ebikes, and other options, either because the options help with a physical problem or a disability, or because riders... (read more)
Missouri's Katy and Rock Island Trail systems
UPDATE 1: We've put the Katy-Rock Island-Flint Hills Nature Trail route outlined in this article together on single handy route page.  Check it out here: Katy Trail to Flint Hills Nature Trail bicycle route UPDATE 2: If there is interest in the cycling community, we could work to develop a more direct route from the Katy/Rock Island to the... (read more)