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August 27, 2013

Petitioning

As part of our mission, BikeLakeland will occasionally support and promote petitions to local, regional or state authorities. Please take a moment to read information about the following petitions and sign them if you agree with their intent…

Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act

The Florida Legislature can enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists by supporting the Aaron Cohen Law. If passed, this law would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident (LSA) to be more commensurate with the penalties for DUI. — AaronCohenLaw.org

The petition: The Florida Legislature: Enact the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act to Discourage Leaving the Scene of an Accident at change.org

Federal Funding for the Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to agencies of city, county, state or federal governments, and organizations, approved by the State, or state and federally recognized Indian tribal governments, for the development of recreational trails, trailheads and trailside facilities. — Florida DEP

In 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott had our state opt-out of receiving the funds for RTP. There are reports that he may do so again. BikeLakeland is asking that you lend your voice requesting the Governor accept the funds for this important program.

You may sign a pledge at People for Bikes or send a letter (suggested text).

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