May 23rd will be the NYS Safe Streets Coalition Education Day in Albany. GObike is a part of this coalition and has been gaining momentum on safe streets legislation over the last two years. Now is an excellent time to step into the fold and help grow that momentum!
Transportation Alternatives (our partner out of NYC) is willing to cover the expense of chartering a bus that would start in Buffalo, stop in Rochester and then head to Albany for an afternoon of educating lawmakers about the bills (https://www.transalt.org/safe
We need 15 – 20 people from Buffalo to make this happen! The total bus capacity is 35.
- The Bus would leave Buffalo at 6am and ideally arrive in Albany by 11-11:30am (Coffee and donuts from GObike!)
- Free box lunch would be provided by TransAlt in Albany.
- Meetings with legislators would occur from 12PM-5PM.
- Bus would leave Albany by 5pm and be back in Buffalo (with a rest stop for dinner) ~10pm. (A long day, but a fun one!)
NYBC (New York State Bicycle Coalition) has been working with the NYS Safe Streets Coalition to advocate for making our roads and streets safer for people who walk and bike.
On Tuesday, May 23, YOU can help! Join us as we head to Albany to talk to legislators about how important cycling is to our communities and what we want our elected representatives to do right now to keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on New York’s streets.
Never talked to a legislator before? Don’t worry! We will pair you with a more experienced partner and we’ll make sure you have what you need to be a great advocate for safe cycling in New York.
Want to join us in person but don’t want to drive? Hop on the bus with us! Thanks to our friends at the NYS Safe Streets Coalition, busses will be stopping throughout the state to bring cycling advocates to Albany. We’ll plan our stops around where there is interest, so be sure to let us know.
And whether you participate in the Advocacy Day or not, please sign the petition here to let your NYS legislators know that you want safe streets for everyone: cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers, too!
Please help us plan by letting us know you want to come to Albany on May 23 – whether you want to ride the bus or not, we need to know you are coming so we can plan!