On May 22nd bicyclists from across the state will converge on the Capitol to advocate for a more bicycle-friendly state during the 2013 Lucinda Means Advocacy Day.
Even if you can't attend Advocacy Day in person, you can still be a part of the action by participating in our Virtual Lobby Day! Please urge your State Representative to cosponsor our vulnerable user legislation. This legislation will create enhanced penalties for drivers who injure or kill bicyclists! With over 80 locally adopted Complete Streets ordinances, Michigan is leading the nation with these policies. As communities continue to implement Complete Streets, more and more individuals are choosing active transportation like walking and biking. Improved infrastructure alone; however, does not guarantee safety. "Share the Road" principles must be stressed and stiffer penalties should be implemented for drivers who fail to safely coexist with other legal users of the roadway.
Representatives from League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Mountain Biking Association, Michigan Greenways Trails and Alliance and Programs to Educate All Cyclists are joining forces to create a more bicycle-friendly Michigan by protecting cyclists with the establishment of Vulnerable Roadway User protections. We need your help in telling our representatives about why this bill is so critical to creating a safe space to ride.
Be part of Advocacy Day, even if you can't be there in person.
Contact your Representative here.
Simply insert your zip code and then fill out the short form to send a customizable email to your Representative. It's that simple – help make Michigan a more bicycle-friendly state in less than a minute! Please take action before noon on May 23rd.
Thank you in advance for taking action!