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:
- Expand the current Move Over law to include PEOPLE. WE HAVE BILL SPONSORS! Thank you Senator Book and Representative Hunschofsky for SB 950 and HB 605! Let’s get this bill passed – Ask your elected official to support these bills! Watch or share this video presentation.
- 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).
- Support FDOT’s SUNTrail and Complete Streets initiatives, in addition to funding initiatives for natural surface trails.
The 2021 Florida legislative regular session convenes on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Be sure to reach out to your elected officials and their staff prior to session to establish a positive relationship. Ready to meet with your elected official/staff but don’t know what to say? FBA is here to help. Simply request an “Advocacy 101” presentation by completing our online form.
On the federal level, FBA works with the League of American Bicyclists to advocate at the national level and serve as Florida’s state coordinator. The 2021 National Bike Summit is virtual this year – what better time to attend than from the comfort of your home? And yes, this means lobbying as well. Visit our Team Florida page for more information.
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Below are the 2021 Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council legislative updates: