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Support the Bicycle Commuter Act

by Commute by Bike

Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R.807, S.2635). It’s before the U.S. congress right now. Here’s how it’ll work if passed into law: The bill provides a tax benefit to employers who offer cash reimbursements to employees to defray costs of riding to work. All it requires is an amendment to the Transportation Fringe Benefit of the tax code to extend the definition of “transportation” to include bicycles. Employers are given the flexibility to set their level of benefit payments, and the bike commuter can use the money to pay for a bicycle, accessories, safety equipment, insurance, and locker or shower fees.

If you like this concept, click here to support it. You can then put in your zip code and it will auto-generate emails to your representatives. Just sign and send!

via Mr. Joe Polk

Burley nomad 229

4 Responses to “Support the Bicycle Commuter Act”

  1. Kenny says:

    Great one!

  2. Revrunner says:

    Thanks for the alert.

  3. Gene says:

    That Bicycle Commuter Act has been re-introduced at H.R. 1498 in the House and S. 858 in the Senate.

    The League of American Bicyclists advocacy page, where you can send a letter of support to your Senators and Congressman, is http://capwiz.com/lab/issues/alert/?alertid=9520176&type=CO

    Let’s hope the act gets some action this time around!

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