Advocate for Vulnerable Road Users
It is all too often that we hear of cyclists being struck by motorists. While bikes have the same legal rights as motorized vehicles to use our roads, in practice cyclists often find themselves in a dangerous environment as they ride for transportation, exercise, or enjoyment. A person on a bike is no match for tons of steel traveling at even low speeds.
The consequences for reckless drivers who put cyclists at risk are minimal, leading to an environment where drivers do not prioritize cyclist safety. This is why we at Bicycle Indiana advocate for a Vulnerable Road User law that protects cyclists and encourages motorists to take cyclist safety seriously. For Bicycle Indiana's VRU position, FAQ, and talking points, click here.
We have created the sample letter below, which you can customize and send to your elected representatives at the Indiana State House, so that we can all make our voices heard in the call to increase cyclist safety and protection.
We are currently working on building a tool for you to send communications directly from our website to your elected representatives. In the meantime, we encourage you to download this letter and use our tool to find your representatives, then email them or mail them your customized letter.
Don't know who your elected representatives are or how to reach them? We can help! Just click the link below to enter your address.
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