NM Senate and House Bills for Review
HEre's are the Senate and House bills now before our NM lawmakers that you need to voice your opinion on. Please let your State representative and Senator know what you think! Find your Legistlator Here:
We would like for you to read Diane's take on the bills, and also to take our survey:
Pros and Cons of SB 124 by Diane Albert, BCNM President
Pros and Cons of HB 68 by Diane Albert, BCNM President
Thanks for your attention!
Keith Ashmore, VP, BCNM
ABQ Journal Article on Bicycle Justice
From the ABQ Journal:
By Leslie Linthicum
Journal Staff Writer
In June of last year, John Anczarski was bicycling through Laguna Pueblo on a cross-country trip. He was riding in daylight, with traffic, on the far right side of the lane, wearing bright yellow. His bike was equipped with a tall orange flag to signal his presence.
Anczarski was doing everything right, but a driver made a mistake, swerved and hit him. Anczarski, a 19-year-old college student from Pennsylvania who was on a bike-a-thon to raise money for cancer research, was killed.
House Bill 68, higher consequences Bill! Do You Support?
House Bill 68 has been introduced and is working their way through their respective chambers. HB68 is an attempt to provide additional penalty options when a vulnerable or non-traditional road user suffers great bodily harm or is
NM Bicycle Law activity!, do you support? One of two actions!
[From our friends at Bike Santa Fe, a Coalition Member Club:]
Our [Bike Santa Fe-ed.] five foot to pass bill, SB 124, is tentatively scheduled to go before the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee this Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at some point after 2pm in either Room 303 or 311 of the Roundhouse. Immediate action is necessary. Please take the time to read the entirety of the following message!
USDOT Bicycle Infrastructure Data supports Jobs!
This is today’s blog from USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood:
January 13, 2011
New data adds job creation to
the many benefits of bicycle infrastructure
This week, a coalition of bicycling advocates introduced me to a new report showing that in Baltimore, MD, pedestrian and bicycle projects created nearly twice as many jobs per dollar spent than traditional road projects.
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