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Governor Hickenlooper signs Safe Routes bill into law

 

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB1301 into law, funding the state’s Safe Routes to School program. As passed, the bill will allocate $700,000 to fund Colorado Safe Routes program for the 2015-16 school year. The Safe Routes program teaches students across the state how to safely bicycle and walk to school.

The effort was backed by a wonderful coalition of health, transportation and community groups. Since the inception of the program, Bicycle Colorado has had educational outreach to more than 50,000 students, and we’ll continue to look for ways to keep the program viable in the future.

We’d like to thank Governor Hickenlooper for signing this vital bill into law and our members and donors, who make our successes possible.

We are especially grateful to the bill’s sponsors and cosponsors for their enthusiasm and hard work in making sure our kids get this critical safety education:

House of Representatives

Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush (House Sponsor)
Rep. KC Becker
Rep. Mike Foote
Rep. Bob Gardner
Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Rep. Polly Lawrence
Rep. Mike McLachlan
Rep. Jovan Melton
Rep. Dan Pabon
Rep. Bob Rankin
Rep. Sue Schafer
Rep. Max Tyler
Rep. Angela Williams
Rep. Dave Young

Senate

Sen. Andy Kerr (Senate Sponsor)
Sen. Matt Jones
Sen. Nancy Todd

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Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

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