May 23, 2012 – State Capitol
The League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association, and MSU Bikes are pleased to join forces once again for the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day to be held at the State Capitol on May 23, 2012 as a culmination of National Bike Month.
Whether you enjoy riding on Michigan roads, trails, or dirt singletrack, Advocacy Day is your opportunity to speak with one voice to help advance the interests of all cyclists in the state. We hope that casual riders and diehards alike will join us in advancing the interests of all bicyclists by communicating the great importance of cycling to the Michigan Legislator.
This year’s key issues include:
- Protecting vulnerable roadway users by establishing enhanced penalties for injuring or killing cyclists
- Revising the right turn hand signal to make an extended right arm legal in Michigan
- Supporting bikes on trains through the implementation of the Michigan State Rail Plan
- Supporting a new Michigan trails and greenways license plate to fund local trail projects
- Opposing efforts to eliminate the Michigan Complete Streets Advisory Council
- Opposing efforts to eliminate dedicated non-motorized funding in the state’s transportation funding formulas
- Opposing “Right to Ride” legislation which elevates equestrian trail users above all other user groups, including mountain bikers
Learn more about these issues by downloading our 2012 Legislative Priorities packet (PDF).
Visit League of Michigan Bicyclists:? Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day for details.