Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes to School bill off to governor for signing


On May 6, the Colorado legislature passed the Safe Routes to School bill and sent it to Gov. John Hickenlooper for signing.

We are so excited about this victory, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the many supporters who reached out to their representatives and senators. If you’re one of them, thank you!

As passed, the bill will allocate $700,000 to fund Colorado Safe Routes program in the 2014-15 fiscal year. The effort was backed by a wonderful coalition of health, transportation and community groups.

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


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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