Columbia MO is one of four communities that was selected for the Non-Motorized Pilot project which was to give $25 Million Dollars to each community in the last transportation bill to build up a bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. This was complemented with an aggressive safety and promotional campaign. The preliminary results show very impressive gains in bicycle and pedestrian travel and a whopping 15% drop in driving alone.
Lavender - 2008 Mode Share
White - 2007 Mode Share
There is no telling how the next Transportation Bill will flush out, but the Rails to Trails Conservancy's 2010 Active Transportation Campaign seeks to greatly expand the pilot project include to 50 major cities and counties including the Camden GreenWay campaign.