Fortunately for Piper, we’ve designed our legislative agenda just for her. It will create safer neighborhood streets, improve public health, cut costly red tape and save our cities money.
You can help Piper by joining us in Olympia for Transportation Advocacy Day on January 31 to tell your legislators that you want safer communities for bicycling.
The legislative session begins next Monday. For the next jam-packed sixty days we’ll need your help to have an honest conversation with elected officials about how we can create a better community through bicycling. During this sprint to the finish line, we’ll be providing you with frequent opportunities to help, by contacting your legislators, writing letters to the editor, lobbying, testifying and joining us for Transportation Advocacy Day.
When you join us in Olympia for Transportation Advocacy Day we’ll connect you with fellow advocates from across the state and provide you with the tools you need to lobby your legislators. It’ll be a great time!
Collaborating with our allies in the transportation and public health communities, we’ll be advocating for:
- SHB 12171 – Neighborhood Safe Speeds bill, to make safer streets and neighborhoods by allowing cities and towns the authority to set speed limits to 20 miles per hour on non-arterial streets without costly red tape;
- HB 17002 – Safe and Flexible Street Design bill, which gives cities and counties the flexibility to use updated guidelines for designing bicycle and pedestrian projects, helping to increase safety and reduce project costs;
- Adding health to Washington’s six transportation goals3, which has the potential to save lives, improve health and safety and reduce health care costs by creating active transportation opportunities that prevent chronic diseases, improve air quality and reduce obesity; and
- Supporting the Transportation for Washington4 principles of “Fix it first; save lives,” “More transit,” and “Building great, healthy communities."
Please join us in Olympia for Transportation Advocacy Day on January 31 and help us create a better community through bicycling.
Thank you for everything that you do,
Craig M. Benjamin
Policy and Government Affairs Manager
Cascade Bicycle Club