Monday, March 29, 2010

PA Walks and Bikes March 2010 Newsletter

PA Walks & Bikes Newsletter
March 2010

In this issue
PA Walk & Bike Summit
We Are Recruiting
Legislative Update

Pennsylvania Walk & Bike Summit
Capitol Building Harrisburg MAY 3 and 4, Harrisburg, PA

We will meet, on foot or by bike, on the steps of the Capitol. Mark your calendars now.

Last year about 100 people gathered at the Capitol to show their support for biking and walking in Pennsylvania. We were joined by 14 legislators and officials, had 40 cosponsors of the legislation for safe bicycling and received great press coverage. This year, we want to show up in even larger numbers and get even greater legislative support for safe walking and biking.

An evening meeting for the Pennsylvania Safe Routes to School State Network Project will be held on May 3. Email to join the Network Project today.

Check our website soon for more details about the legislative agenda, reception, networking opportunities and places to stay.

We look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg in May.

PS: Staying overnight in Harrisburg? Join us for a super low rate of $69/night at the green hotel Comfort Inn (717 233 1611) . Just mention PA Walks and Bikes.

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PA Walks & Bikes is Recruiting:

Do you want to help create healthy, sustainable communities across Pennsylvania by making bicycling and walking safer, more convenient and enjoyable?


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If you're interested in making Pennsylvania a Bicycle and Pedestrian Friendly State -- email with your credentials today!

Letters of inquiry and statements of qualifications should be written to by April 14, 2010.

4 Feet Please!
Protect Vulnerable Road Users: Contact your State Representative today and ask him or her to supports pending bills that would require motorists to give four feet passing clearance (HB1110) and make recklessly endangering bicyclists a misdemeanor (HB1109). You may also want to contact your State Senator to support SB776 which is the Senate version of the four foot passing bill.

Distracted Driving Legislation Passes State House - Moves to Senate
: The PA State House Passed HB2070 which would make it a primary offense, punishable by a $50 fine, for motorists to use handheld mobile phones to place or receive calls or text message while driving. The Bill is now in the Senate Transportation Committee for consideration.

Demand Equitable and Consistent Enforcement of the Vehicle Code: State Representative Angel Cruz has introduced HB2096 - a new bill that would make bicycling in Philadelphia virtually impossible. Bicyclists now are subject to the same rules of the road as motor vehicles and equitable and consistent enforcement is the answer to noncompliance of traffic laws. Ask your state representative to work with you to protect cyclists' rights to the road.

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Andrew J. Besold said...


You should do a little more to explain HB2096 if you haven't already.