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New Michigan Bicycling Map Resource Page

  • Category: General News
  • Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 01:17
  • Written by jlindenmayer
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LMB recently posted a new Michigan bicycle routes and maps web page. 


It has a wealth of local, regional and cross state routes, including Shoreline Bicycle Tour maps and other LMB routes, MDOT bicycle suitability maps and links to local club maps. It also includes LMB's new East/West Cross State Route which is a free PDF download.  Please try it out and send us your feedback.

Additionally, you'll find links to LMB's new MapMyRide group.  By joining the group you can post your own favorite local routes for other cyclists across the state to use.

Please bookmark the page and share it with your cycling friends.  We appreciate your feedback on the new page (feel free to leave comments on this page).

LMB Testifies Before House Transportation Committee on Bicycle Safety Legislation

  • Category: Advocacy
  • Published on Saturday, 25 July 2009 01:00
  • Written by jlindenmayer
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June 11, 2009 - The Michigan House Transportation Committee took up a slate of bicycle safety bills - dubbed the "bike safety package" by bill sponsor Rep. Gabe Leland (HB 4958, 4959, and 4960).

These are the bills that LMB has been working on which would increase the penalties for any traffic violator who commits a moving violation that injures or kills a bicyclist (HB 4858 and 4959) and would add a bicycle education component to the drivers education curriculum (HB 4960).

Many of you helped advocate for these bills during our Advocacy Day at the end of May. Thank you! There is no doubt that your legislative visits helped to motivate last weeks hearing. Read more: LMB Testifies Before House Transportation Committee on Bicycle Safety Legislation

House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee Passes Complete Streets in Funding Bill

  • Category: Advocacy
  • Published on Friday, 24 July 2009 00:46
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LANSING, MI – June 18, 2009 – Representative Jon Switalski was seen yesterday holding the League of Michigan Bicyclists' (LMB) Complete Streets issue paper as he expressed interest in introducing Complete Streets language to the transportation funding bill.

Today, he did just that. This morning the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee passed Section 399 of Senate Bill No. 254 H-1 The substitute language states, "The department [MDOT] and local road agencies that receive appropriations under this act shall adopt complete street policies." (See complete language below)

Today's passage marks the first efforts by the Michigan Legislator to adopt a statewide Complete Streets policy to build and maintain roadways that accommodate all roadway users "particularly public transit users, bicyclists, pedestrians (including individuals of all ages and individuals with mobility, sensory, neurological, or hidden disabilities), and motorists, to enable all travelers to use the roadway safely and efficiently."

Complete Streets is a top legislative priority for LMB, which is strongly encouraging bicyclists to write thank you notes to supportive Subcommittee members. (Emails of supporters are listed below.)

Read more: House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee Passes Complete Streets in Funding Bill


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