Lucinda Means Advocacy Day: May 22nd

virtual-lobby-day-graphicOn May 22nd bicyclists from across the state will converge on the Capitol to advocate for a more bicycle-friendly state during the 2013 Lucinda Means Advocacy Day.

Even if you can’t attend Advocacy Day in person, you can still be a part of the action by participating in our Virtual Lobby Day! Please urge your Representative to cosponsor our vulnerable user legislation. This legislation will create enhanced penalties for drivers who injure or kill bicyclists! With over 80 locally adopted Complete Streets ordinances, Michigan is leading the nation with these policies. As communities continue to implement Complete Streets, more and more individuals are choosing active transportation like walking and biking. Improved infrastructure alone; however, does not guarantee safety. “Share the Road” principles must be stressed and stiffer penalties should be implemented for drivers who fail to safely coexist with other legal users of the roadway.

Make a difference! Contact your representative TODAY and ask them to cosponsor the Vulnerable User Bill.