We have to do more to prevent fatal crashes for bicyclists and pedestrians. HB 4014 allows officials to take safety hazards into account when setting speed limits. It's a good step forward to make our roads safer for people who bike and walk.

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We were honored to testify in support of HB 4014 to the Michigan House Transportation Committee on Feb. 16, 2021.

LMB Communications Director Matt Penniman spoke in favor of the bill, sponsored by Rep. Slagh, which would give local communities more flexibility in setting speed limits “in accordance with traffic engineering practices that provide an objective analysis of the characteristics of the highway” or in response to “a situation with hazards to public safety that are not reflected by the eighty-fifth percentile speed”.

The members of the House Transportation Committee will vote as soon as Tuesday, Feb. 23 on whether to advance the bill. Please send them a message and let them know that you support HB 4014 before Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Michigan House Transportation Committee

Jack O’Malley (R) Committee Chair, 101st District
Gary Eisen (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 81st District
Gary Howell (R), 82nd District
Beth Griffin (R), 66th District
Beau LaFave (R), 108th District
Ryan Berman (R), 39th District
Steve Carra (R), 59th District
John Roth (R), 104th District
Tim Sneller (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 50 District
Cara Clemente (D), 14th District
Nate Shannon (D), 25th District
Tullio Liberati (D), 13rd District
Ranjeev Puri (D), 21st District

Photo: Mark Boss