The Safe Streets Act of 2013
Thank you to Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Congressman David Joyce for sponsoring the Safe Streets Act of 2013 (H.R. 2468)!
The Safe Streets Act of 2013 was introduced in the House by Representatives Matsui (CA-5) and Joyce (OH-14) on June 20, 2013 as H.R. 2468. The bill would ensure that all users of the transportation system, including people walking, biking, taking public transportation, or driving, as well as children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities, are able to travel safely and conveniently on our streets. We’re proud to count an additional six representatives as co-sponsors:
- Rep. Grimm, Michael G. (NY-11)
- Rep. Langevin, James R. (RI-2)
- Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. (NJ-2)
- Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)
- Rep. Mark Takano, Mark (CA-41)
- Rep. Dina Titus, Dina (NV-1)
Your help is needed to build support for a federal Complete Streets policy!
Here are five things you can do:
- Write to your legislators now, urging them to support a H.R. 2468.
- Call your in-district office to set up a meeting with your Member of Congress or their staff. Use GovTrack to find contact information for your Senator or Representative and get tips for scheduling a meeting on our resources page.
- Call your Member’s DC office and ask to speak to the staffer working on transportation. Check out our suggested call script.
- Are you involved with an organization? Have them sign-on to our letter asking other Members of Congress to support the Safe Streets Act of 2013.
- Spread the word — tell others about H.R. 2468 and how their support will make an impact!
Check out our resources section for talking points, sample letters, and more information.