Action needed for federal bike/ped funding

President Obama’s 2012 budget includes a proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization plan which nearly doubles the level of funding directed to transportation in SAFETEA-LU, the federal transportation law that includes Transportation Enhancement, Recreational Trail, and Safe Routes to School programs.

This bill consolidates 55 former transportation programs into five and creates a new livability grant program for projects such as multi-modal transportation hubs and streets that accommodate pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access. The Senate and House may choose to ignore the president’s proposal and develop their own transportation reauthorization legislation so let your Senators and Congressional representative know how bicycle-pedestrian programs have benefited tourism, alternative transportation, economic and personal health, and quality of life in your community. Let them hear that their constituents value bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and want programs that support its development to continue.

Contact your House Senators and Representatives TODAY!

 

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