Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Chance for Bicycle Safety: Ask your Senator to Vote for HB 3001

With time running out before the final cutoff in the legislature, the window of opportunity to save transit and increase pedestrian and bicycle safety in Washington State is shrinking. But the Legislature still has a chance to step up for transit and safety! Here is an alert from the Cascade Bicycle Club on HB 3001. Take Action Today!

Two weeks ago, we watched as the Vulnerable Roadway User Bill died on the Senate calendar. Today, however, hope is alive. SB 5838 may be officially dead, but the law's language is being kept alive as an amendment to HB 3001.

Lawmakers from every corner of the state need to know you care about this issue.

Tomorrow at 5pm is the final cutoff in Olympia in this year's short legislative session. It's our last chance to pass HB 3001. Developed by the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, the bill expands bike and pedestrian safety education in traffic schools for bad drivers. It also includes our Vulnerable User Bill in an amendment.

Please call 1-800-562-6000 today. Ask your senator to vote for House Bill 3001. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the house - let's not let it die, too.

It's too late for an email. Please take a minute to call the legislative hotline and leave this message: "Senator, please support House Bill 3001 and the leadership amendment."

Cascade Bicycle Club is in Olympia, working hard to build support for the HB 3001. We need your help today to get it passed.

Thank you,
David Hiller
Advocacy Director
Cascade Bicycle Club

P.S.-Thank you to Senator Kline, McDermott, Kohl-Wells, and other Senators for working hard on this issue.

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