I contacted Senators Blunt and McCaskill about the impending attack on bike/ped funding in the senate. Sen. McClaskill has not responded, in fact disappointingly she has never responded to any of my communications to her regarding bike/ped issues. Senator Blunt on the other hand responded positively, and to my surprise it was not a form letter. While some of his letter was about transportation in general, the following excerpts are specific to bike/ped issues:
The Missouri Bicycling & Pedestrian Federation license plate made it through the legislature this year. Tomorrow the design will be submitted for final approval. You have just a few hours to vote on the design. Vote now!
1. Take the Two Mile Challenge- register now!
2. Traffic Skills 101 Sept 25
3. Sunset Bike Ride & Walk Sept 17
4. FLATS has met the Phase 1 fundraising goal
5. Bike/ped traffic counts Sept. 13
6. Show Me Bike Ride Oct 1
Registration is now open for the Two Mile Challenge! Half of all trips made by car are less than two miles. The Two Mile Challenge is to leave the car at home for some, most, or even all of these short trips during the month of October. Improve your fitness, save money on gas, and reduce your environmental impact at the same time!
The Show Me ride benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities. It is October 1st, starting and ending in Columbia, MO. Choose the 100, 62, or 31 mile route, or the Family Fun Ride. More information is here.
Similar to April's Moonlight Ride, the Sunset Ride & Walk will be Sept 17, 2011. If you missed the Moonlight Ride, this is a family-friendly ride or walk to benefit the Forest Lake Area Trail System. The registration form is here. Check out the new pricing!