Trailnet Visits Jefferson City for Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the Capitol
On April 11, a Trailnet delegation of nine advocates traveled to Jefferson City for Bicycle and Pedestrian Day at the Capitol, joining other advocates from around the state to support and oppose certain bills in the House and Senate. Three Trailnet staff, one board member, two Walk Bike Ambassadors, and three long-time Trailnet members spent the day lobbying state representatives and senators.
One of the highlights of the day was the chance meeting with two couples from Wisconsin and California who happened to be on a Katy Trail vacation. They heard about HB 2047, which would allow motorized vehicles on the Katy Trail, and came to the Capitol to ask questions.
“We won’t ever come visit this area again if Missouri allows motorized vehicles on the Katy,” one Katy Trail adventurer said before asking, “Who can we talk to?”
Trailnet managed to schedule a meeting with them and a Republican House member where the travelers effectively presented their opposition to HB 2047 as people who love the Katy just the way it is.
With just weeks left in the legislative session, we continue to monitor the status of HB 2047 and other bills. Alerts will go out if any action is needed.