Today, advocates from across the Commonwealth are going to be descending on the State House for the Bike/Walk Summit, MassBike’s central event for Bay State Bike Week and co-hosted by WalkBoston. But for those of you who live too far from Boston, or whose schedules don’t allow attending the event, we still want your voices heard. We are asking that you call your Representative and Senator today to ask them to support safer biking and walking in your community and across the state.
TODAY, we need you to call in to ask your Representative and Senator to do two things:
- Ask them to support three bills (click here for bill summaries):
- Vulnerable Road Users Bill (H. 3079): This bill provides law enforcement with more flexible tools to encourage motorists to exercise caution when operating around vulnerable road users, including increased fines, traffic safety classes, and community service.
- Senior Safety Zones (H. 1968): This bill gives municipalities the ability to create zones similar to school zones in areas they deem appropriate, with the intention of protecting a population which disproportionately relies on walking for transportation.
- Speed Limits Bill (H. 1808): This bill would lower the default speed limit on roads classified as “Local”, from 30 mph to 25 mph. Major arterials, highways, and other main roads would be unaffected, and many states have already adopted similar laws.
- Ask them to sign on to our shared vision for Massachusetts Walking and Bicycling Principles.
After you contact your legislator, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how the conversation went. If you don’t know who your legislator is, you can find out here.
The office won’t be open during the Summit, but we will be checking email frequently. If you have any questions, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Thanks so much for your support – as always, we couldn’t do it without you. The bulk of our annual budget comes from memberships and donations, so please join, renew, or donate so that we can keep on fighting for safer streets. With your help, we’re going to get Beacon Hill moving!