Once again I will be attending the National Bicycle Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists. Joining me are fellow KanBikeWalk board members Jeff Koenig and Barry Carroll, and Alan Apel of Kaw Valley Bicycle Club. Advocates from all 50 states will descend on Washington, DC March 3-6.
Our primary charge this year will be asking our U.S. Senators and Representatives to support the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act which requires the U.S. Department of Transportation to set aside a specific performance measure for non-motorized safety as well as motorized safety. Once USDOT sets the measure, states will set their own targets for motorized and non-motorized safety.
The League of American Bicyclists represents bicyclists to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America working through information, advocacy, and promotion. To learn more or join, visit the LAB at BikeLeague.org.