ADVOCACY ALERT: Anti-Bike Legislation Introduced
A Franklin County legislator introduced an amendment on Thursday, April 3 to remove bicycles from potential transportation funding. All other modes of transportation are included: state highways, city streets, county roads, aviation, mass transportation, transportation for elderly and handicapped persons, railroads, ports, waterborne commerce, intermodal connections, and pedestrian improvements. Every community submits their own priorities for funding, choosing what is important to them. This amendment takes away the freedom for each community to decide their transportation future.
A bicycle ban (HB 2279) has also been proposed on certain state highways – popular routes for many riders.The bill is due for a vote on Monday or Tuesday, so we need you to act now! Email and call your State Representative with this simple message:
”I support including bicycling in HJR 68, the transportation funding bill, and I urge you to vote against Rep. Paul Curtman’s amendment to remove bicycling from the bill (Amendment 5302H02.01F). I also urge you to oppose Rep. Korman’s HB 2279 to ban bicycles from certain state highways.”
Look up your State Representative and their contact information. Be sure to contact your House Representative, not Senator this time.
Help us spread the word! Please forward this alert via email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Use hashtag #SupportBikeMO
Contact Rhonda@trailnet.org with questions. Thank you.