LB 716: VICTORY!

Posted on April 19, 2016 · Posted in General

It’s official.  As of 5pm on April 19, LB 716 officially passed the final step of the legislative process to become a law.  Now we need your help to keep the momentum going by becoming a member of the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance.  Individual memberships are available for for as low as $5 per month. (The cost of one beer or coffee!)  Business/Organizational memberships begin at $100. We’ve been working very hard to make bicycling better in Nebraska, but we can’t do it without your support.

You can find all of the info about memberships here.

This victory is a validation of all of the efforts during the past 12 months since NeBA took the bold step to hire an Executive Director.  Getting LB 716 passed is one of many accomplishments of the past year:

  • Successfully proposed updates to the bicycling section of the state Driver’s Manual to the Department of Motor 3ftDMVVehicles;
  • Partnered with the National Safety Council-Nebraska to create a graphic highlighting the 3 foot passing law that will be featured on the back cover of the updated Driver’s Manual;
  • Initiated the annual Governor’s Ride;
  • First strategic plan for the organization adopted;
  • Provided technical assistance to 6 Nebraska communities via the Department of Health and Human Services Walkable Communities project.
  • LB 716 passed

There is much work to be done. We need your support to keep this momentum going. Please help by becoming a member today so that we can continue striving for our vision of a safer, more bicycle friendly state.