MoDOT works with planning partners to create transportation facilities that work for all users because we value bicycle and pedestrian travel. Accommodating for bicyclists or pedestrians may be as simple as providing a well-designed road that all road users share or as complex as a separate-grade structure, such as a bridge. Developing appropriate facility design for nonmotorists depends on a variety of geometric and operational factors that are inter-related, such as available right-of-way, projected traffic counts and adjacent roadway design speeds.
We strive to integrate nonmotorized travel into the existing system to provide connections where none exist to promote efficiency and to focus on a primary concern—the safety of those who depend on walking or bicycling to reach their destinations.
In March of 1998 the Missouri Highway Commission approved the creation of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). The committee members represent constituencies from across Missouri, including various divisions and districts of MoDOT, other state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups.
It is through this group that MoDOT has built a statewide network of partnerships to move bicycle and pedestrian issues forward. To comment or ask questions about this program, please call MoDOT customer service at 1-888-ASK-MODOT or contact:
Ronald E. Effland, P.E., ACTAR
Non-Motorized Transportation Engineer
Missouri Department of Transportation
2549 North Mayfair,
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 895-7649 Cell: (417) 693-2990 Fax: (573) 526-0056