I have roughly 1.7 million pictures of bike happiness that I took while working for Bicycle Colorado's Education Team. Too many to post. Suffice it to say, this is a program I feel is a valid one. One we should fight for. It's easy for some of us to take for granted the freedom and joy a bike brings. I worked at countless schools where this wasn't a given.
Bicycle Colorado and the Safe Routes to School program makes this possible. Getting more kids out on the bike, encouraging pedestrian transportation, health and happiness AND teaching them the safety aspects as well. It's a trickle UP effect. Get them hooked while their young and they'll be loving the bike for life.
Below, Bicycle Colorado breaks it down to 3 easy steps so that you can help make a difference. Do it. You won't be sorry.
Safe Routes to School Needs Your Help!
ACTION NEEDED: Colorado Safe Routes to School in danger of defeat
Please call or email your state house representative today and ask them to support House Bill 1301-- Safe Routes to School, which continues funding for the Safe Routes to School program. Opponents are trying to strip the program’s funding in behind-the-scenes negotiations. Now is the time for every Colorado Representative to hear that child safety and health is a priority in Colorado.
STEP 1: FIND YOUR STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
Find your Colorado House Rep. by entering your home address on this site http://openstates.org/ Select your house representative to see their phone and email.
STEP 2: CALL OR EMAIL YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
Ask them to please support House Bill 1301 (Mitsch Bush-Kerr)--Safe Routes to School. Leave your name, address, and briefly share why you think the safety and health of children in Colorado are important. Even it if is a weekend or evening, you can still call and leave a voicemail.
STEP 3: FORWARD AND POST TO YOUR FRIENDS
*We don’t issue action alerts unless it really matters. Without this bill, the statewide safe routes to school program will come to an end. Your efforts can help change that. This alert will stay active until we remove it from our website.
YOUR CALL MATTERS
At our recent Colorado Bicycle Summit, legislators shared that only five phone calls on an issue was seen as a groundswell of support. Imagine their interest in this issue if everyone seeing this made a call? Please be one of the five calls from your district to make a difference.
Thank you for helping make Colorado a safer place for kids to bike and walk!