|Public political support for bicycle safety |
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So it's a refreshing change of pace for us to report that two U.S. Representatives from Pennsylvania already did something - they were among the 68 representatives who signed a letter asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to set a national goal to reduce bicyclist deaths.
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R - 8th District) and Rep. Jim Gerlach (R - 6th District) deserve acclaim for their support of bicycling and bicycle safety. The League of American Bicyclists has the full list of supportive legislators here. They've also set up a Handy-Dandy-Thankamatronic machine so you can send an electronic gracias to Fitzpatrick or Gerlach if you live in their districts.