An Act to reduce traffic fatalities hearing June 13

A hearing has been scheduled for our omnibus bike safety bill, An Act to reduce traffic fatalities (S.1905/H.2877). The Joint Committee on Transportation will hear testimony next week in support of and against various bills at the Massachusetts State House.

The omnibus bill, An Act to reduce traffic fatalities, was drafted in partnership with legislators and a larger group of advocates from various organizations such as the Vision Zero Coalition, Livable Streets, WalkBoston and the Boston Cyclists Union. For more information including hearing details and full text of all bills being presented click here. For a summary and more information please visit the advocacy page on our website here.

WHEN: Tuesday June 13, 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Room A-1 (Building Map)

How can you help?

  1. We are seeking members of the community to testify on behalf of the omnibus bill either in person at the hearing or by submitting written testimony. If you wish to testify, please contact us at bikeinfo@massbike.org. Have questions about testifying in person or by letter? Read our FAQ here or send us an email!

  2. Share your story. Have you been a victim of a crash? Were you frustrated with the crashing reporting process? Have you had an encounter with a distracted driver? How would the components of this bill impact your day to day life? Tell us your experiences on social media about your experiences on Massachusetts roadways and use #safestreets4MA. We'll compile your stories and bring them to the hearing. We want to make sure as many voices as possible are heard.

 Make sure to follow us on Twitter for coverage and updates as the hearing progresses on the 13th.

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