Protected Bike Lanes Infrastructure Advocacy will result in Bicycle Safety
1,500+ Safe Streets Cycling Advocates rode to Capitol Hill to urge the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration to fund safe biking and pedestrian infrastructure.
Protected bike lanes
"We’re pushing Congress to provide total funding for the Active Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Program in the 2023 appropriations omnibus bill. With this funding, we can help communities build safe active transportation infrastructure, including safer bike lanes, new bike paths, and bike infrastructure with fewer gaps that force bikers and pedestrians to ride on dangerous roadways."
A message from Trek President, John Burke
John urged everyone to Ride to Congress to call on Congress to do several things.
"1) Fully fund the federal infrastructure act in the omnibus bill at 500 Million Dollars per year. This bill will improve existing poor bike infrastructure. It will also build more protected bike lanes in communities all across America and,
2) Improve truck safety by requiring in-person training, side guards, sensors, and blind-spot monitors. No one should feel unsafe while riding their bike, and no one should lose their life while riding their bicycle. It is time that Congress acts and prevents senseless deaths."
The Washington Post published an excellent article highlighting the Bicycle Ride for Road Safety in America. More than 1,500 people participated in the "Ride for Your Life" event, promoted by Trek, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Families for Safe Streets, and People for Bikes.
"As an avid cyclist, seeing the John Burke video was my call to action," said Buzzy Cohn of BikeInsure. Therefore, Buzzy photographed the event so the cycling safety mission may be visually appreciated and memorialized.
On behalf of BikeInsure,THANK YOU to the Langenkamp Family, Amy Cohen of Families for Safe Streets, John Burke of TREK, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, People for Bikes, and the other distinguished speakers, along with each cycling advocate. Together, our collective "Ride for Your Life" efforts will improve bicycle safety for everyone in the United States.