Bicycle Colorado

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

Bicycle Colorado

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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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  • We were THRILLED to host @thewaroncars for their first-ever episode recorded in front of a live audience at our #MPFCO conference last week. They chatted with special guest @kyleclark9news about media coverage of safe streets issues and about the mobility scene in Denver. You can listen NOW by clicking the link in our bio. Thanks to the War on Cars team for traveling to Denver—please come back any time! #bicyclecolorado
  • We had our first trip to the Capitol of the session today, working to get the Senate Judiciary to pass SB 061, the bike lane bill. The bill defines bike lanes in Colorado law and establishes that bicyclists have the right-of-way in a bike lane. It passed today by a vote of 3-2! Now it heads to the Senate floor at a time TBD! The bill is sponsored by Senator Mike Foote and Representative KC Becker (Speaker of the House), and @cyclist_lawyer has been instrumental in bringing it forward! #bicyclecolorado
  • #BicycleColorado’s Executive Director, Pete, and Senior Communications and Policy Manager, Jack, spent part of yesterday afternoon live on @koacolorado’s Mandy Connell Show talking about the way we use our streets. We discussed why Colorado communities are investing in bike lanes, how we can educate on the rules of the road and keep everyone safe, the many benefits of bicycling and much more.

Take a listen by clicking the link in our bio and jumping ahead to the 36-minute mark of the episode!