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John Lindenmayer Named Executive Director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists

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Contact: John Lindenmayer
October 29, 2014                                      Advocacy & Policy Director
                                                                League of Michigan Bicyclists                                                                                                    john@LMB.org
                                                               
(517) 334-9100

John Lindenmayer Named Executive Director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists

Lansing, MI Rich Moeller, current Executive Director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB), announced his retirement after nine years of service to the organization. LMB’s Advocacy & Policy Director, John Lindenmayer will take over as LMB’s next Executive Director effective January 1, 2015. 

“The LMB board thanks Rich for his many years of dedicated service and unanimously agreed that John Lindenmayer was the best choice to lead the organization as its next Executive Director,” said Steven Roach, Chair of the LMB Board. “John is a respected advocate for the rights of cyclists in Michigan, having built numerous coalitions to advance those rights and improve the quality of life for all of Michigan’s residents.” 

“I’m honored the board has selected me as LMB’s next Executive Director,” stated Lindenmayer. "I plan on hitting the ground running in January and picking up where Rich left off in our efforts to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roads. I look forward to leading LMB’s next chapter as we continue to be the voice for bicyclists across Michigan.”

Lindenmayer has been with LMB since 2004 and has played an essential roll in numerous policy victories. In 2010, he spearheaded efforts leading to the adoption of statewide Complete Streets legislation, which ensures state road projects consider the needs of all users including bicyclists. He led LMB’s bikes on trains campaign, resulting in Amtrak changing their policy, which previously prohibited bikes on board their train cars in Michigan. And in 2014, he successfully advocated for the Passage of Public Act 1, altering the way bicyclists are allowed to signal turns under the Michigan Vehicle Code. Lindenmayer’s most recent legislative accomplishment on behalf of LMB was the passage of the Nathan Bower Act (Public Act 317). Adopted in October of 2014, the new law adds information about bicycle and motorcycle awareness to Michigan driver’s education curriculum.

In addition to these accomplishments, Lindenmayer is currently working with the Michigan Legislature to enact safe passing legislation requiring drivers provide a minimum of five feet when passing bicyclists as well as new vulnerable roadway user standards to further safeguard Michigan bicyclists, pedestrians, and wheelchair users using Michigan roads.

“I am grateful to have worked with Rich over the last nine years,” said Lindenmayer. “He has raised LMB’s presence in Michigan and has helped mold the organization into a significant force for the rights of cyclists in Michigan. His work on a number of toolkits for advocacy and education issues, including the award winning “What Every Young Michigan Bicyclists Much Know”, will continue to benefit bicyclists throughout Michigan and beyond.”

Lindenmayer is an active cyclist and regular bike commuter. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2001 with a BFA, and is a recognized artist. In 2011, John was recognized by the Alliance for Biking and Walking with the Winning Campaign of the Year for LMB's efforts in organizing the Michigan Complete Streets Coalition. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce 10 Over the Next 10 Award for young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to their community over the next ten years

Prior to joining LMB, Lindenmayer was an organizer for Clean Water Action. He currently serves as the President of the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council and lives in Lansing with his wife Sarah and their three-year-old son.

The mission of the LMB is to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways.  LMB is a non-profit, tax-exempt statewide membership organization working to improve conditions for bicycling in Michigan.  LMB supports many programs and projects and cooperates with state and local agencies and other like-minded groups toward this goal. LMB hosts four multi-day bicycling tours in Michigan:  Shoreline West Bicycle Tour, MUP (Michigan Upper Peninsula), Pedal & Paddle, and Sunrise Bicycle Tour.

To read more about Rich Moeller’s retirement, please visit www.LMB.org/retirement.

 

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