Yesterday the move to cut bicycling from the state’s new transportation funding proposal was resoundingly defeated in the Missouri House of Representatives, thanks to strong support in both parties.
As I made the rounds visiting legislators in the Capitol on Monday and Tuesday, bicycling was the hot topic, thanks to all of your calls and emails. Jeff City heard loud and clear that Missourians want a multi-modal transportation system that gives them choices to get around by car, bike, walking, or transit.
One done, one to go
- HJR 68 Amendment: Remove bicycling from transportation funding bill Defeated!
- HB 2279: Bicycle ban on state highways
The first piece of anti-bike legislation was defeated, but another is still pending in the House. If you haven’t called or emailed yet, we still need your help! Look up your Missouri State Representative’s contact information here. Then email or call your State Representative with this simple message, and copy firstname.lastname@example.org on your email.
“I urge you to oppose Rep. Korman’s HB 2279 to ban bicycles from certain state highways. In Missouri many local roads are actually state highways, and this bill would make it much harder for people who bike to get to work, school, and other important destinations.”