Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 29th, 2008 at 4:39 pm
The National Bike Bill is headed to a vote in the Senate Committee on Commerce Science, and Transportation this Thursday (7/31) and the League of American Bicyclists is asking its members to take action.
The League of American Bicyclists is urging their members to contact their Senators on the Committee to urge them to support the resolution.
Members of the Committee (which has 12 Democrats and 11 Republicans) include the bike-riding former Presidential candidate John Kerry (D-MA) and current Republican presidential nominee John McCain (R-AZ)*.
Blumenauer crafted the resolution in order to “recognize the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation.” It would set no binding policy or laws, but it is considered to be an important step in the upcoming battle for funds that is sure to take place when the Transportation Bill is re-authorized next year.
Stay tuned for coverage of the vote. You can track the bill at GovTrack.us.
*Even though he’s on the Committee, as a commenter below has pointed out, Senator McCain is not likely to vote.