[*BCM*] MassBike Action Alert!

Dorie Clark bikexec at massbike.org
Thu Jul 29 09:50:56 EDT 2004

MassBike Action Alert!

IMPORTANT: Call Your State Senator!
Override the Governor's Veto and Protect All Roadway Users!

Governor Romney recently vetoed Outside Section 294 of the '05 Budget, which
required the Registry of Motor Vehicles to rewrite the Drivers Education
curriculum, manual and test to include bicyclists, pedestrians, and

MassBike has been working with a coalition of other roadways users to
develop alternatives to the current Drivers Ed Manual. As it stands now,
Drivers Education does not cover ANY roadway users other than automobiles.
This is a time when we have a captive audience of citizens to learn about
the rules of the road, and it is important to include bicycles, pedestrians,
and motorcyclists.

Last week, the House--led by State Rep. Anne Paulsen and with the help of
Speaker Tom Finneran--voted to override the veto. Now it's the Senate's
turn: Please contact your State Senator AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and urge him or
her to support an override of the Governor's veto of Outside! Section 294.
Also, please ask them to talk to Senate President Robert Travaglini about
this important override.

To find out who your State Senator is,

click here http://wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

MassBike Seeks Volunteers: Events, Graphic Design, Office Help
MassBike needs your help! Here are four great ways to get involved:

1) We need one or more people to staff a MassBike table on Sunday, August 8
for the Larz Anderson Bike Show. The event runs from 10am-2pm, with setup at

2) We need folks with graphic design skills to assist us in producing
various MassBike materials.

3) If you are a student, retiree, or don't have a daytime job, we need you!
There are lots of administrative tasks that keep MassBike running smoothly,
and we would love your daytime office help with things like data entry,
envelope stuffing, online research, etc.

4) Are you willing to adopt a bike shop (or several) in your community and
supply them with MassBike newsletters and membership brochures once a month?
Join our Bike Shop Outreach Team!

If you are able to help with any of these important volunteer projects,
please email bikeinfo at massbike.org or call 617-542-2453.


Somerville Bike Committee Seeks Members
The Somerville Bicycle Committee (SBC) is looking for bicyclists who either
live or work in Somerville who are nterested in becoming members of the
Committee. The Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month in the early
evening. The mission of the SBC is to improve conditions for bicyclists
throughout the City. SBC reviews development plans, comments on improvements
to roads and the Community Path and develops policies that promote bicycle
use. Interested persons can contact Stephen Winslow, Bicycle and Pedestrian
Coordinator, at 617-625-6600 x2519 or e-mail swinslow at ci.somerville.ma.us.


Cambridge Community Development Department Seeks Fall Intern
Our friends at the Cambridge Community Development Department's
Environmental Planning and Transportation Division wanted us to let you know
about a part-time fall internship opportunity. Internships are paid and will
run 10-15 hours/week during the school year. Interested parties should
contact Rosalie Anders at 617-349-4604 or randers at cambridgema.gov.

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