Our Work
Policy & Advocacy

Policy & Advocacy


We advocate for better walking and biking for everyone. We uniquely occupy a place at the table to foster change at local, state, and federal levels.

Safety for everyone in the St. Louis region who uses our streets, sidewalks, and trails is at the heart of each Trailnet advocacy campaign. With the help of local communities, leaders in government, local businesses, and other advocates around the state, we aim to succeed in making our communities places that foster vibrant, active living.

We are building public and political will to support core transportation options (walking, biking and transit) that are affordable and provide access for everyone.

Policy Principles

Trailnet’s guiding policy principles and priorities for city, county and state policy are to:

  • Improve safety for people using core transportation: biking, walking, and public transit
  • Prioritize financially sustainable funding that supports core transportation
  • Advance racially-equitable transportation practices and increase equitable access to core transportation
  • Reduce transportation’s negative contribution to personal health outcomes, local environmental impacts and global climate change
  • Increase public and neighborhood-level engagement in transportation projects and policy decisions
  • Support fair enforcement of traffic laws that protect vulnerable road users
  • Support affordable, sustainable, and maintainable transportation-focused housing and economic development

NOTE: We use the term “walking” to encompass anyone who is primarily using the sidewalk to get around. By this, we mean people: on foot, in manual wheelchairs, in powerchairs, and using other mobility aids.

Read more on explanations of the principles.

Our advocacy campaigns include:

  • Serving on local and state government committees to promote core transportation access and safety, including bike/pedestrian projects.
  • Educating the general public about how to get around by bus, bike, and foot, and national best practices for safer street designs.
  • Encouraging our constituents to support bike/pedestrian legislation.
  • Monitoring and updating the community on proposed walking and biking projects in the St. Louis region, and opportunities for people to add their voice.
  • Engaging community leaders in advancing walking and biking in St. Louis with an emphasis on our protected bikeways vision and addressing high-crash corridors.

Learn more about the advocacy campaigns and advocacy wins from years past:

Past Wins
Missourians for Responsible Transportation

*Please contact Taylor March at taylor@movingmissouri.org for further information about Missourians for Responsible Transportation.