California's delegation to the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C. visited each of the state's 53 Representatives and both Senators on Bicycle Lobby Day, March 8, 2017. Coordinated by the League of American Bicyclists, we asked our elected representatives to be sure that the new administration's infrastructure plan included bicycles and bicycle safety. And we pushed for the Vision Zero Act, a bipartisan call for innovation and commitment to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
The Summit featured networking among advocates and presentations from leaders from around the country. Among the awards and presentations was an inspiring report from the National Youth Bike Summit. We're currently working on a California Youth Active Transportation Summit, in partnership with California Walks, to take place right around the California Bike Summit happening this October.
The event closed with a reception at the Hart Senate Office Building with a brilliant view of the Capitol and a speech by Senator Hardin from Maryland promising he'll "fight hard for bikes in the next transportation bill."