Joy Covey helped mortar Amazon.com from a tiny association to a tellurian powerhouse. But, progressing this year, on a bicycle float in San Mateo County, Calif., she was struck by a smoothness outpost and killed. She was 50 years old. 

Joy is one of hundreds of group and women killed while bicycling or walking on a streets any year. This has to change — and a one-sentence check in Congress could do it. 

Please hit your members of Congress currently to ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 3494 / S. 1708, that requires a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and state DOTs to comment for and work to revoke bicyclist and walking deaths.

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Last week, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)confirmed that biking and walking fatalities have continued to boost – now representing 16.3 percent of all trade deaths and a sum of 5,469 people killed.

Last year, Congress mandated a US DOT to set opening goals, including reserve goals. We trust that those goals should embody a devise to make biking safer. However, a US DOT has refused to set a reserve idea for non-motorized transportation.

Congress doesn't agree: Members of a House and Senate, from both sides of a aisle, have introduced matching bills privately requiring US DOT to set a idea to revoke a deaths of those biking and walking.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act states clearly that a lives of all roadway users are critical — and creates burden toward finale unnecessary deaths. It gives US DOT a coherence to establish a best process to accommodate these reserve measures, and calls on a leaders to revoke a series of people biking and walking who are killed or harmed on a streets each year.            

It’s time that we all mount together to contend that a deaths of bicyclists and pedestrians merit to be counted and prevented, too. Please assistance us build a movement for this critical legislation by contacting your members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor these bipartisan bills.

Without it, people who bike and walk, like Joy, will sojourn in a blindspot of a travel system.

Join this effort, and tell your lawmakers to opinion for these straightforward, bi-partisan bills. Take action.

 

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