Bike Walk CT send the following message to state senators, urging SB 336 to be raised for a vote and passed:
Please Raise and Pass SB 336, the Vulnerable User Bill -- This Year!
Bike Walk Connecticut urges the Senate to raise and pass SB 336, the Vulnerable User bill. This is the fifth year the bill has been raised. The cycling and pedestrian community is highly committed to seeing this bill passed this year.
Why? Because there were 10,793 Bike/Pedestrian Injuries & Fatalities in Connecticut from 2006-2012. Federal and state data report that 10,793 pedestrians and cyclists were injured or killed in Connecticut from 2006 through 2012. Cyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable because they are not protected by a 2500-pound steel motor vehicle. It's time to enact a law that raises awareness for all road users and holds reckless drivers accountable for their behavior.
Adopting SB 336 Will Make for a Safer, More Bike-Friendly, More Livable
Connecticut. Being more bike-friendly is good for our environment, good for our health, and good for our pocketbooks. It's also good for the state's economy. Cycling is good for tourism. It's also a key ingredient in transportation-oriented development, vibrant communities and thriving, resilient commercial districts, and in attracting and retaining younger workers and the creative class who insist on realistic transportation options beyond the car.
Let's make this the year we pass it. This is the fifth year the Vulnerable User bill has come before the legislature. Every year the bill has enjoyed broad bipartisan, bicameral support. The Vulnerable User bill is good public policy. There are 10,793 good reasons--and counting--to make this the year we actually pass it.
SB 336 has the support of 22 different membership organizations. Please see fact sheet for more information.
Thank you for working together for a more bikeable, walkable Connecticut.
Kelly Kennedy, Executive Director
Bike Walk Connecticut
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Bike Walk Connecticut is a statewide, member-supported 501(c)(3) organization that works to make Connecticut a better place to bike and walk.
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