“Cyclists in Suits” date is set for April 23, 2007, at the Texas State Capital in Austin. We need volunteers to participate in lobbying for legislation that will affect cycling in Texas. The Texas Bicycle Coalition is currently working on SB248, the Safe Passing BIll, that will require a motorist to give at least three feet of clearance when passing a bicyclist and would require a commercial vehicle to give at least six feet of clearance when passing a bicycist.
BikeDFW has initiated a challenge to other cities throughout Texas to try to generate support for this event. They are scheduling buses and gathering committed people to participate in this educational experience. State legislators respond to their consituents and this is your opportunity to make a difference!!
Check with your local bicycle advocacy organization to see if they are rising up to the challenge. If not, volunteer to participate and help! Call us at the Texas Bicycle Coalition to find out who your local bicycle advocates are and to get more information about participating in the event. We will be visiting some of local bicycle advocacy groups throughout the state over the next month, so look for us at your meetings!
Let’s make this our most successful Lobby day ever and show our state legislators that cycling is a force in Texas that is sustainable and accessible with the help of our government.
Read more about BikeDFW: http://www.bikedfw.org/