FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 642
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SUTHERLAND (Sponsor), ENGLUND, GRISAMORE, GRILL, LOW, ZIMMERMAN AND KIRKTON (Co-sponsors).
0802L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 226, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to public roadways.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 226, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 226.222, to read as follows:
226.222. 1. The department of transportation's plans, programs, and projects shall provide full consideration for the safety and contiguous routes for bicyclists, pedestrians, disabled persons, and transit users of all ages and abilities. Bicycle ways and pedestrian ways shall be given full consideration in the planning and development of transportation facilities by the department of transportation, including the incorporation of such ways into state plans and programs. The highways and transportation commission may expend state road fund moneys to provide appropriate accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians, disabled persons, transit users, and other users of the public roadways, in addition to operators of motor vehicles.
2. As used in this section, "appropriate accommodations" include but are not limited to pedestrian ways, bicycle ways, shoulders suitable for use by bicyclists, lane striping, "share the road" signage, crosswalks, pedestrian control signals, curb cuts, and ramps.
3. As used in this section, "bicycle way" means a publically owned and maintained bicycle lane, shared-use lane, shoulder, or way designed and designated for bicycle travel. A bicycle way may be designated for the exclusive use of bicycles or may be shared with other transportation modes.
4. The department shall establish planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations standards for appropriate accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians, disabled persons, and transit users. The department shall establish appropriate training programs for staff to implement these standards.