The current transportation authorization, MAP-21, was passed after years of delay and much hard fought negotiation. The united voice of bike advocates was a crucial element keeping even our small share of funding from being totally gutted. However, it expires in a short 19 months from now and the current Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair has already been quoted calling bicycle-related investments into question.
We want you to join us in D.C. to tell our congressional delegation to continue supporting cycling.
In a few weeks, MassBike will be leading Massachusetts advocates to Washington D.C for the 2013 National Bike Summit hosted by the League of American Bicyclists. It’s a great experience, and we hope you will join us. To register for the National Bike Summit click here.
If you will not able to make it down to the Capitol with us, we still encourage you to call your Representative and Senators on March 6th. We’ll post more about this as the date approaches, so stay tuned.
Even better, the day before the summit the Women’s Bicycling Forum will take place, which will highlight the rising influence of women in the bicycling movement. Both women and men are welcome to attend. To register for the Women’s Bicycling Forum, click here.
If you have any questions feel free to call 617-542-2453 or email Advocacy@MassBike.org.