Parking Protected Bike Lanes Bill needs a vote this week

by | May 23, 2022 | News, Biking in Philly, Biking Outside The Region, Biking the Region, Vision Zero | 0 comments

Take action NOW to ask the members of the Senate Transportation Committee and Senate leadership to schedule the bill for a committee vote ASAP.

In April, safety advocates across the Commonwealth sent over 1000 emails into the Senate Transportation Committee asking for a vote on HB140, but no vote  taken. Now we need you to raise your voice again and demand a committee vote in the last three days of May.

After waiting for 12 long months, the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing April 4th on the bill that would allow parking protected bike lanes in Pennsylvania (HB140). The Bicycle Coalition and Bike Pittsburgh have been advocating for this bill since the legislation was first introduced in 2018. The PA House passed the bill unanimously in March 2021 after it was introduced in January 2021 by Representative David Maloney for the third time.

The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia & Bike Pittsburgh, Indiana County Planning Commission, City of Pittsburgh, PennDOT, and an individual cyclist. However, no vote was taken.

It’s up to Senator Wayne Langerholc, Senator Marty Flynn and the Committee to schedule the bill for a vote. If approved by the Senate Transportation Committee, the bill will then advance to the floor.

Take action NOW to ask the members of the Senate Transportation Committee and Senate leadership to schedule the bill for a committee vote. There are only three session days left in May!  A few minutes of your time will help send the message to those Senators that MAY is the month to vote on HB140.

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