[reply to Mark Abraham <matissepicasso@...
Please contact your legislators by Monday regarding this bill.
If you live in New Haven, please make an extra effort to contact
Senator Toni Harp. Identify yourself as a resident of New Haven.
Senator Harp's contact info is below:
If you have extra time, feel free to call the other committee members.
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From: Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance <ccba@...
Date: Fri, May 1, 2009 at 2:18 PM
Subject: CCBA URGENT ACTION ALERT - Contact Legislators Regarding SB 735
URGENT ACTION ALERT - Contact Legislators Regarding SB 735
S.B. 735, An Act Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access, has been
sent to the Appropriations Committee. We anticipate that it will be
on the agenda for Tuesday, May 5th. This is one of the more
challenging committees to successfully pass through, so it's even more
important that we contact the chairs and members. Contact info and
sample email can be found below.
Important links to bill info, contact emails, and a sample email that
contains a fact sheet:
Link to the bill and it's status:
Link to Appropriations Committee and its members:
Email committee chairs at:
Toni Harp Harp@...
John Geragosian John.Geragosian@...
Sample email - Please edit and make it your own:
I undersand that the Appropriations Committee will be discussing SB
735 on or around May 5th. I ask that you support SB 735, An Act
Improving Bicycle and Pedestrian Access. This bill, SB735, will insure
that going forward, transportation projects in Connecticut consider
the needs of all road users, including transit users, bicyclists, and
pedestrians. Too often our state's road projects consider motor
vehicle traffic only and we are left with a system where walking and
bicycling are not an option in many places. This bill will restore
equity to our transportation system, recognizing the needs of the
estimated 1/3 of the population that does not drive. The bill will
also establish a statewide bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee
to serve as a permanent advocate for pedestrians and bicyclists.
On behalf of bicyclists and pedestrians throughout central
Connecticut, I urge you to move this bill forward. A fact sheet
related to this bill can be found at