We are very pleased to report that MassBike’s bills filed in the Legislature last month garnered significant support from legislators across the Commonwealth who signed on to co-sponsor. Please join us in thanking these senators and representatives for their commitment to the safety of bicyclists and other vulnerable road users.
“An Act To Protect Vulnerable Road Users”, SD 723, co-sponsored by:
- Senators William Brownsberger (lead sponsor), Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine Clark, and James Eldridge.
- Representatives Denise Andrews, Gailanne Cariddi, Carolyn Dykema, Lori Ehrlich, Kenneth Gordon, Jonathan Hecht, Kate Hogan, Kay Khan, Peter Kocot, Denise Provost, David Rogers, John Scibak, Carl Sciortino, and Frank Smizik
“An Act To Protect Bicyclists In Bicycle Lanes”, SD 731, co-sponsored by:
- Senators William Brownsberger (lead sponsor), Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine Clark, Kenneth Donnelly, James Eldridge, Patricia Jehlen,
- Representatives Denise Andrews, Carolyn Dykema, Lori Ehrlich, Kenneth Gordon, Jonathan Hecht, Kate Hogan, Kay Khan, Peter Kocot, Elizabeth Malia, Denise Provost, David Rogers, John Scibak, Carl Sciortino, and Frank Smizik
We could not have won the support of so many legislators without your help, so many thanks to all of you who called or emailed your senator and representative!
Our efforts to build even stronger support in the Legislature are just beginning, but this is a great start. Over the next few weeks, we will be reaching out to like-minded organizations around the state to sign on in support of these bills – and they will help us win over more legislative supporters. If you are involved with an organization you would like to see support either or both of the bills, please let us know who to contact by emailing their information to Executive Director David Watson, David@MassBike.org.