This session will highlight successful and on-going campaigns to increase funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure and safety programs. The panel includes experiences from a large state legislation campaign, to a bond efforts, to a small organization accessing state funding.
- Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
- Ken Crandell
- Eric Rogers, Executive Director, BikeWalkKC
- Blake Trask, Senior Policy Director, Cascade Bicycle Club
- Caron Whitaker, VP, Government Relations, League of American Bicyclists
When the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, known as the KATY, canceled its route from Machens to Sedalia, the railroad’s loss became a gain for hikers and cyclists. The 200 miles of converted rail bed, now known as the KATY Trail, is an economic engine that falls short of reaching Kansas City — but that could be changing.
Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive
Eric Rogers, executive director and co-founder of BikeWalkKC