Please ask your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 1507, the Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019, introduced by Represenatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL).
H.R. 1507, the Bicycle Commuter Act of 2019 will:
- Reinstate the bicycle commuter benefit and extend that benefit to commuters using bikeshare and electric bikes.
- Allow employees to use up to 20 percent of the parking benefit for bicycling expenses, so that employees can use the benefit in combination with the parking and transit benefit. This gives commuters more freedom to combine transportation modes.
- Simplify the administration of the bike commuter benefit, allowing employees to use the benefit pre-tax, and saves employers from having to collect and record receipts.
Bicycling to work has numerous benefits for the people biking and society, including better health outcomes, lower emissions, and lower transportation costs. The Bicycle Commuter Act will allow employers and employees to make bicycling to work easier and provide an incentive for more people to try bicycling to work.
Ask your representative to support the Bicycle Commuter Act today!