Your action is needed on 3 complete streets/bike/ped legislative issues:
1. Federal Transportation Bill--Immediately!
The FEDERL TRANSPORTATION BILL includes important legislation that can improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and education and ensure the implementation of Complete Streets planning.
The Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in the House of Representatives passed their version of the bill and referred it to the House floor. Committee leadership has indicated that they expect to pass the bill through the House, reconcile it with the Senate bill, and pass it by .
WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS AND ASK THEM TO:
- Support federal funding for walking and biking trails
- Maintain the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) at its current level
- Fund the Vision Zero efforts under the Highway safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to create a source of funding for bicycle and pedestrian safety education programming
- PASS THE SAFE STREETS ACT THAT REQUIRES STATES TO PASS COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES
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2. FHWA rule: Before !
The FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (FHWA) is proposing a rule that will ease outdated, federally mandated standards and allow communities to design and build Complete Streets.
Read the regulation:
PLEASE SUBMIT A COMMENT IN FAVOR OF THIS RULE! The deadline is .
To Mail comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, fax comments to(202) 493-2251, or submit to the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments must include the docket number FHWA-2015-0020
3. Passidomo Bike Safety Bill: Before !
The LEE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION held its annual public meeting on Oct. 14th to hear from local leaders about their priorities for this Legislative Session. BWL testified that its top priority is bike/ped safety and passage of the Passidomo bill (HB 253). We also stated our support for anti-texting bill (making it primary offense) (SB 328).
WRITE TO MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION and remind them how you are counting on them to make significant progress this session and PASS THE PASSIDOMO BILL that provides better protection for vulnerable road users.
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