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Following a very successful Ride For Your Life in Madison a few weeks ago, we are continuing our advocacy with the Debbink-Langenkamp family by asking you to please contact your federal Senators and ask them to support the Sarah Debbink-Langenkamp Active Transportation Act. The bill aims to fill gaps in walking and biking networks by making it easier for state and local governments to use federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds as a “local match” to help fund projects aimed at improving safety. 

As it currently stands, Wisconsin Representatives Mark Pocan, Derrick Van Orden, and Scott Fitzgerald have all co-sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives. The bill is set to be introduced in the US Senate soon, which is where we will most need your support. Ask your Senators to require that streets built with Federal dollars are Complete Streets and are designed for all users. Infrastructure that makes streets safer for all users should not be a partisan issue.

Wisconsin’s federal Senators are Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson. Information on how to contact each of their DC and Wisconsin offices can be found below: 

  • Senator Ron Johnson
    • Washington DC Office:
      • Address (use for any hand-written letters): 328 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
      • Phone: (202) 224-5323
      • Link to “Contact Me” form
        • When the form asks you to select a “subject”, please select “Transportation”
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin
    • Washington DC Office: 
      • Address (use for any hand-written letters): 141 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510
      • Phone: (202) 224-5653
      • Link to “Contact Me” form
        • When the form asks you to select a “subject”, please select either “Congressional Issues” or “Transportation”

As always, thank you for being an advocate for cyclists, pedestrians, and trail users. The Bike Fed’s advocacy reach would not be possible without your support! If you are looking for other ways to support the Bike Fed’s efforts, please consider becoming a Bike Fed Member. Additionally, you can stay up to date on advocacy opportunities across the state by subscribing to our weekly newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Collin J. Mead
Government Affairs Manager
Wisconsin Bike Fed