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"Minimum Grid" Ride Explores St. Pete Bikeways

St. Petersburg is already one of Florida’s best biking cities, and it’s about to get even better. A group of fifty residents, business owners, and St. Pete City Council Vice-Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman toured six miles of existing and proposed bike routes on a “BlockbyBlock: Minimum Grid” ride led by advocacy groups ShiftStPete and the Florida Consumer Action Network.

Meeting at Crescent Lake Park

Meeting at Crescent Lake Park

On First St N

On First Street North

FCAN and ShiftStPete led a 6-mile ride to explore existing and proposed bikeways in central St. Pete. City leaders, advocates, and ride participants discussed a “minimum grid” of trails and low-stress bike routes that would enable bicyclists to move about the city smoothly and safely, whether for transportation or recreation. Advocates and city leaders are urging the construction of new bikeways as part of a city “Complete Streets” initiative. More info on our Complete Streets page

FCAN Foundation releases new Complete Streets for St Pete Report

Walk Audits -- see what we found on our Complete Streets page


CFPB

Medical Debt Malpractice

FCAN Releases "Medical Debt Malpractice" -- a new report on aggressive tactics by medical debt collectors

The report “Medical Debt Malpractice,” by the USPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group. Released by FCAN, the report explores consumer complaints about medical debt, a major source of problems for consumers, since medical debt items on credit reports are often wrong or about the wrong consumer. The report also demonstrates the need to defend the CFPB from partisan and special interest attacks.

Press release PDF
Medical Debt Malpractice PDF

FCAN Ramps up 2017 Why Courts Matter Campaign

Our nation’s federal courts make rulings on virtually every issue that is important to Americans. Although most Americans are familiar with the Supreme Court, many are surprised to hear that more than 900 judges have lifetime appointments to serve on lower federal courts and hear thousands of times the number that the Supreme Court hears. And most of the time it’s these lower courts that have the final say. FCAN will be hosting events to talk about the courts at Tiger Bay, Poynter, and elsewhere in the coming months. More information...


FCAN national partner, Fair Share, proposes a new solution for the opioid edipemic

New Overdose Data Sharpens Call for Closing Loopholes Used to Launder Opioid Profits

After new research by the New York Times found that overdose deaths are the leading cause of death of Americans under 50, it's a powerful reminder that the recommendations of our report, Anonymity Overdose, have not been addressed by Congress. The scale of the opioid crisis is staggering, and deserves an all-hands-on-deck response from our leaders.

We know why cartels traffic these drugs. They do it for the money, and we at Fair Share believe it's time to go after the money more effectively. There is a simple bipartisan solution we can enact right now which would help. Read More


FCAN Joins Fair Share Alliance

FCAN becomes part of a new national network. What's up?


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