Last year at the National Bike Summit, advocates in D.C. and around the country visited, tweeted, emailed, and otherwise contacted their members of Congress about setting performance measures for bicycle and pedestrian fatalities. One year later, and those performance measures are a reality. That’s the difference that lobbying makes.
Today, we can make a difference again! Bike Summit attendees are on the Hill today making personal visits, but don’t let that stop you from reaching out from home. Advocates are asking three things from their members of Congress today:
1. Will you support continued funding for bicycling and walking as part of a multi-modal transportation program? (House and Senate)
2. Will you co-sponsor the Vision Zero Act? (HR 1274) (House)
3. Will you co-sponsor the Transportation Alternatives Program Improvement Act (TAPIA)? (Senate)
Please reach out to your members of Congress today, via social media or email, to ask for their support for these measures for alternative transportation. Write your own message or use the League of American Bicyclists’ action center. Your voice matters!