Direct from the League of American Bicyclists - The US DOT just issued a proposed national traffic safety goal that doesn't include a specific target or goal for reducing the number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed on our roadways.
We know that without a specific target to focus the attention of state DOTs and USDOT on reducing bicyclist and pedestrian deaths within the overall number -- we get lost in the shuffle. At a time when cities like New York and San Francisco are adopting bold targets like Vision Zero, we believe the federal government should be expecting the same thing of themselves and state transportation agencies.
Please ask Senator Murphy and your Congressional representative to sign on to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act: HR 3494 / S 1708. Go to his or her website and send an email today.