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FBA Legislative Platform

 

The Florida Bicycle Association supports statutory provisions to ensure the safety and rights of bicyclists.

To achieve this goal, we ask Florida’s legislators to consider the following:

  1. Expand the current Move Over law to include PEOPLE. This initiative is seeking bill sponsors for the 2021 session.
  2. Clean up statutory language with regards to definitions of sidewalks, crosswalks, lane position of bicyclists and other related matters, as discussed and vetted by the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused Initiative (Alert Today Florida).
  3. Support FDOT’s SUNTrail and Complete Streets initiatives, in addition to funding initiatives for natural surface trails.

The 2021 Florida legislative session is just around the corner.  Be sure to reach out to your elected officials prior to session to establish a positive relationship.

FBA is working with the League of American Bicyclists to advocate at the national level.  Although the 2020 National Bike Summit went virtual due to COVID-19, we must continue to educate our elected officials at all levels.  Visit our Team Florida page for more information.

If you need an in-person walk-through on how you can be part of the process, simply request an “Advocacy 101” presentation by completing our online form

Ready to meet with your elected official but don’t know what to say?  FBA members have access to our “Move Over” talking points from our Membership Documents Library.

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Below are the 2020 Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council legislative updates:

January 18, 2020 session recap

January 25, 2020 session recap

February 1, 2020 session recap

February 8, 2020 session recap

February 15, 2020 session recap

February 22, 2020 session recap

February 29, 2020 session recap

March 7, 2020 session recap