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  • Support the Safe Streets Act

    Around the country, more than 600 communities and states have adopted local Complete Streets policies—helping ensure that transportation plans and projects address the needs of all users.

    Now you can ask your Members of Congress to join the push for Complete Streets.  Senators Begich (D-AK) and Schatz (D-HI) have just introduced the Safe Streets Act (S. 2004), joining Reps. Matsui (D-CA) and Joyce (R-OH) who previously introduce the Safe Streets Act (H.R. 2468) in the House.

    Please contact your Senators and Representative to ask them to co-sponsor the Safe Streets Act.

  • Ask your Representative to Support Bike/Ped Financing Bill

    Ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 3978, the New Opportunities for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Financing Act.  This will give mayors and community leaders a new way to finance safe streets for everyone!

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Bill

    Bicyclists and pedestrians now represent 16.3 percent of all traffic deaths, yet states spend just 0.4% of their safety dollars on bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

    The Safe Routes to School National Partnership applauds Sens. Merkley (D-OR), Ayotte (R-NH) and Schatz (D-HI) and Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR), Coble (R-NC), DeFazio (D-OR) and McCaul (R-TX) for introducing legislation (S. 1708 / H.R. 3494) to require USDOT to set a non-motorized safety performance measure.   This is absolutely critical to ensure that every state looks at their trends for bicycle and pedestrian safety and sets a target for reducing these fatalities and serious injuries--and then uses safety money to make it safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

    Please help us build the momentum for this important legislation by contacting your members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor these bills.  It’s time that we all stand together to say that the deaths of bicyclists and pedestrians deserve to be counted and prevented too.

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