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Numerous downloadable bicycle education and advocacy resources including videos, PDFs, Word Documents and PowerPoints. Includes subcategories on sample letters to the media and elected officials and sample bicycle ordinances/policy language.
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Sample Letters Files: 7
Sample letters to the editor, Op-Eds and correspondences with elected officials submitted by Michigan bicyclists. Use these examples as "jumping off" points for your own communications. Please share your own examples of effective correspondences by using the "Submit File" link above and upload them under the Resources > Sample Letters Section.
Sample Ordinances, Policies and Plans Files: 9
Sample bicycle ordinance, policy and plan language.
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2016 Michigan Ride Calendar

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2016 Michigan Ride Calendar lists nearly 300 events including tours, mountain biking, road races, trail events, Ride of Silence, advocacy events and more.


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What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know (Youth and Adult) Pricing

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Pricing sheets for customized and non-customized "What Every Young Michigan Bicyclist Must Know" and non-customized "What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know"


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What Every Young Michigan Bicyclist Must Know, A Guide for Youth Version:1.3

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What Every Young Michigan Bicyclist Must Know was created to help young bicyclists understand how to ride their bicycles legally and safely in Michigan. This booklet is made possible by the generous donations from Michigan bicyclists.


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2011-08-04 10:09:04
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Michigan House and Senate District Bicycle Profiles

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Michigan House and Senate district bicycle profiles including information about voting records on bicycle-related legislation, as well as a listing of bike shops, clubs, events, trails and other cycling activity in the communities within each House and Senate district within Michigan. The profile also includes cycling achievements such as Bicycle Friendly Community, Business and University designations, as well as policy advancements such as local non motorized plans, complete streets policies, bike parking ordinances, etc. and a listing of schools that participate in the Safe Routes to School program. Lastly, the district profile also includes information from the Michigan State Police regarding reported bicycle/auto accidents within each district including injuries and fatalities.


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2011-05-26 09:59:03
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Attorney General Opinion - Use of rights of way for pedestrian pathways

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Opinion No. 7251, October 21, 2010: A pedestrian and bicycle pathway may be established within the right-of-way of a county road built on an easement granted for highway purposes, without first obtaining the consent of each owner of property abutting the highway.


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2010-10-25 07:29:54
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Which Federal Program is Right for My Bicycle Project?

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Want to know which federal funding progam is right for your bicycling or walking project? Check out this federal program factsheet from our friends at America Bikes!


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2010-09-23 07:01:14
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Meridian Township Bicycle Parking Ordinance

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Bicycle Parking Ordinance adopted by Meridian Township in 2010. See additional Michigan bicycle parking ordinances here: http://www.lmb.org/index.php/Advocacy-Toolkit/bicycle-parking-guidelines.html


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2010-07-15 12:09:41
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Reasons for Shoulders (rural highways & marked bike lanes)

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The following reasons are what AASHTO has to say about the benefits of shoulders in three important areas: safety, capacity and maintenance. Most of these benefits apply to both shoulders on rural highways and to marked, on-street bike lanes on urban roadways. See page 2 for other benefits specific to urban areas.


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2010-06-11 06:57:56
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Complete Streets Fact Sheet

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One page fact sheet on the basics of Complete Streets.


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2010-05-12 13:23:50
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10 Tips for Safe Routes to School Programs & Liability

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Forty years ago, nearly 90 percent of children who lived close to their school walked or bicycled to get there. Today, this number has decreased by about 25 percent. As Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs have developed to reverse this trend, some have wondered if encouraging walking and bicycling to school may increase a school’s liability exposure.


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2010-04-14 11:59:27
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MDOT Rumble Strip Guidelines

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MDOT Guidelines for the use of rural, non-freeway rumble strips.


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2010-04-07 09:54:54
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Pedestrian & Bicycle Roadway Design - Safe, Smart and Defendable

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PowerPoint dismisses liability concerns for constructing roadways that accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.


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2010-04-06 05:53:49
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Andy Clarke's Keynote at 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit

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Andy Clarke, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists keynote presentation at the League of Michigan Bicyclists' 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit.


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How to Make Your Bicycle Tour More Accessible

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How to Make Your Bicycle Tour More Accessible presented at the 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit by John Waterman (PEAC, Celebration of Cycling) and Josh Britton and Justin Walworth (Peckham, Ability Tour)


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2010-04-01 12:19:44
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Bikeability Assessment Powerpoint

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Presented at the 2010 Michigan Bicycle Summit by Rich Moeller, LMB Executive Director.


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2010-04-01 12:15:13
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Ten Commandments of Public Policy Advocacy

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Follow these 10 commandments (plus one extra just for bicyclists) to effectively communicate your issue to policy makers.


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2010-03-31 10:33:50
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Act 51 Primer

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Public Act 51 of 1951 (Act 51) governs state appropriations for most Michigan transportation programs, including state and local highway programs and state and local public transportation programs. This report was prepared as a primer of Act 51 and how Act 51 controls state transportation funding. Additional resources on Michigan transportation funding can be found at: House Fiscal Agency - Transportation: http://house.michigan.gov/hfa/transportation.asp


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2010-03-20 10:46:30
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Retailers Guide to Implementing Effective Bicycle Parking

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Attract Customers to Your Doorstep. Accommodate More Customers in Less Space. Eliminate Hazards and Clutter. Promote Community Goodwill. PROVIDING EFFECTIVE BICYCLE PARKING Providing effective bicycle parking makes good business sense. Implementing effective bicycle parking facilities attracts customers directly to your doorstep. It prevents hazards and clutter, and it helps make the retail neighborhood attractive. Where car parking is tight, every customer arriving on a bike leaves a car parking space free for someone else.


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2010-03-18 11:46:28
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Act 51 Sec 10k Reporting Presentation

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MCL 247.660k also known as Section 10k – requires road agencies spend not less than 1% of their MTF on non-motorized transportation services or facilities Road agencies are required to report their MTF expenditures to the MDOT Finance Division annually. Including expenditures that meet the intent of Section 10k. This document explains the reporting process.


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Eligible Section 10K 1% Nonmotorized Expenditures

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WORK CREDITABLE AGAINST THE SECTION 10K 1% EXPENDITURE REQUIREMENT - PA 51 of 1951 as amended by PA 82 of 2006 This document contains information regarding work items creditable against the Section 10k one-percent nonmotorized expenditures.


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2010-02-19 08:36:43
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An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos

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Learn how to stage a bicycle rodeo with "An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos," published by Cornell University.


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2010-02-12 10:41:13
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Safe Roads For Bicycling: Educate and Enforce Poster

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Safe Roads for Bicycling, Educate and Enforce color poster (18.5" x 26.5") to alert law officers to the danger zones for bicyclists and motorists.


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2010-02-12 10:22:12
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Enforcing Law for Bicyclists

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Law Enforcement's Roll Call Video: “Enforcing Law for Bicyclists”


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2010-02-12 10:12:15
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Safe Roads for Bicycling in Michigan Powerpoint

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The League of Michigan Bicyclists has developed a PowerPoint presentation on "Safe Roads for Bicycling in Michigan" that can be watched and downloaded by law enforcement agencies wanting to inform their officers on bicycling issues.


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2010-02-12 09:44:51
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Bicycle Safety Sheets for Kids Version:Pre-teens

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The League of Michigan Bicyclists has bike safety sheets focusing on safe riding skills. The single-page format can easily be reprinted in newsletters, copied for bike rodeos, etc. There are two versions: one for younger elementary school kids, one for older elementary and pre-teens. Make sure to download both. The back of each has further details for parents.


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