Categories for Advocacy

Hands-Free Law in Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State

February 13, 2019

Michigan is one of the top 20 most dangerous states for pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians alike are at risk every day. Reducing deaths caused by distracted drivers is one of our top priorities. We were glad to hear Gov. Whitmer propose a hands-free device law on Feb. 12 in her State of the State address,...

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New Roadway Safety Law Goes Into Effect Today

September 27, 2018

Starting today, September 27, 2018, drivers must give a minimum of 3-feet of room while passing bicyclists on Michigan roadways. The new Public Acts were passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and were signed into law by Governor Snyder on June, 29 2018. PA 279 of 2018 requires a motorist attempting to overtake a bicyclist traveling...

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Bikes on Trains Amtrak Wolverine Line

July 23, 2018

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Amtrak invited LMB and local bicyclists to three press events launching bicycle service on Amtrak’s Wolverine line. Bicycles will now be accepted on the Amtrak Wolverine Service (Trains 350-355), with three daily round-trips between Pontiac and Chicago, via Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Jackson and other stops. The press events will...

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