Join Bike Fed Staff for Lobby Day
The 23rd National Bike Summit is coming up March 26-29, 2023 and we invite you to participate in Lobby Day with us on March 29th!
At the end of February 2023, the Bike Fed will be setting up the meetings for Wisconsin Summit participants and legislators on Lobby Day during the National Bike Summit If you are interested, please register for the Summit ASAP so we can determine whether to hold these meetings virtually or in person in Washington D.C.
Learn more about the National Bike Summit
Click HERE for the Summit website and learn how workshops and speakers will provide updates on efforts to advance cycling around the county, provide insight on how you can support improved cycling access, safety, education, and policy, as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives in Congress.
Be Prepared for Lobby Day
If you are planning to join us, take advantage of these upcoming webinars to sharpen your skills as a bike advocate:
Webinar: Addressing Bicycle- Truck crashes
Bicyclist-Truck crashes are among deadliest crashes on the road. While large trucks comprise 4 percent of registered vehicles, they are involved in 10 percent of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities (and 2-3x that in some cities). In this webinar we’ll hear from Alex Epstein, from the US DOT Volpe Center, an expert on large truck and vulnerable road user interactions, and what the research shows about the effectiveness of side guards. We’ll also hear from Marianne Karth of TEAM Underride- a group of survivor advocates who have been leading the fight for safer trucks.
Truck safety, and a call to require side underride guards, will be part of our ask for legislators at the National Bike Summit. This webinar is a deep dive into the research and the campaign to date.
Date and Time: February 22, 2 pm Eastern
Register here: https://bikeleague-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeurqz0iHtGPNsk1jJKzvfmSupT9YU7e
Webinar: Bike Advocacy Essentials: How to Write a Letter to the Editor
Every day, newspapers and other media outlets across the country share transportation stories with comment sections that lack perspectives and voices from people who bike and walk. Learn about the essential elements of how to write a letter to the editor in our first advocacy webinar of 2023 with Sara Kiesler, Communications and Marketing Director at Cascade Bicycle Club. Kiesler is a former journalist who will invite you to participate in this interactive webinar. Learn how to be an effective communicator so you can speak out in your community and be a voice for your streets. Register at the link below and add this advocacy tool to grow the movement for biking and walking.
Date and Time: March 3, at 2pm eastern
Register here: https://bikeleague-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElduGoqTMjE9ZAlOiIbaICgVisWcLy8wz1
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