Make bicycling safer for everyone.
Put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.
RIDING A BIKE
Riding a bike makes you uniquely qualified to put an end to distracted driving. If you ride and love that experience, it’s time to get actively involved with your state legislators and insist that they pass a hands-free distracted driving law.
DISTRACTED DRIVING IS EPIDEMIC
Every day there are 40 distracted driving crashes in Colorado. That’s one every 36 minutes. For bicyclists, the evidence is alarming. From 1986 to 2009 research showed an average of 31 bicycle fatalities a year due to rear end crashes. By 2012 that figure had grown, by over 600 percent, to 220 bicycle fatalities. Those fatalities continue to grow.
Bike Blue is dedicated to creating a safer road environment. Our mission is to promote safer bicycling through educational programs and legislative initiatives that will make our roads safer for all road-users.
We are building a coalition of bicyclists and industry partners who understand the necessity for making our roadways safer. As bicyclists, we need to stand together and be the driving force behind distracted driving reform. A strong hands-free distracted driving law will benefit every person who walks, drives, or rides on our streets.
YOUR VOICE COUNTS
In 2015, the League of American Bicyclists announced that 104 million people got on a bike the previous year. In the Spring of 2016, over 66 million of us rode a bicycle. AARP, the most powerful civic group in the United States, has a little over 37 million members. Nationally we are the nearly twice the size of AARP. In Colorado we are 2.3 million strong. We have tremendous political muscle and NOW is our time to use it.