Your voice matters! Policymakers need to hear that you support safer infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.
If approved, the Vulnerable Road User Protection Enterprise Fund would dedicate funding to build infrastructure that improves safety for all road users (such as bike lanes, crossings, and speed cameras). This funding would come from an annual weight- and size-based registration fee on personal vehicles in the state’s 12 most populous counties.
Vehicles that are larger in size and heavier in weight increase the likelihood of fatal outcomes for bicyclists and pedestrians who are struck by the vehicle. Alarming statistics show that from 2002 to 2022, the number of bicyclist and pedestrian deaths rose by 63% while the number of deaths of vehicle occupants declined by 18% (Bicycle Colorado). The Vulnerable Road User Protection Enterprise will be a sustainable source of revenue estimated to generate around $20 million for safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure annually.
Please fill out this form to contact your elected officials and ask that they sign this important legislation into law to save a significant number of lives across Colorado. Feel free to add personal comments in the letter to why this legislation will benefit you and your community.