Active transport advocates converge on Capitol Hill
The great lobbying gathering for bicycle riders begins today. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and the Bikes Belong Coalition, the annual Bike Summit is part of continued action to raise awareness of self-propelled transportation in the minds of those on Capitol Hill.
Obviously, it’s also a time for bike community to gather, celebrate and network. Thank you and good luck to our Michigan representatives.
LMB is also promoting the Virtual Lobby Day Thursday March 11 for those of us who can’t make it to D.C. The effort is to get as many congresspeople to co-sponsor recently introduced bill, H.R.4722: “The Active Community Transportation Act.” If passed, this bill would provide $2 billion in competitive grants for communities to implement active transportation infrastructure. Some real dough.
The summit has evolved out of just biking for the intrepid. A look through the summit Program has some promising workshops involving the buzz around Complete Streets, connection to public health and livable cities.
Michigan will have its own Bike Summit on March 27th in Lansing. (Interested in going? Leave a comment and we can attempt some car-pooling)
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