Category Archives: Climate Change

Federal bike and pedestrian funding at risk

Action needed TODAY The Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee has approved a bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill (S. 1813) known as MAP-21(Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).  As now written, this bill will dramatically reduce the available … Continue reading

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BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS UNDER ATTACK! Several are on the cutting room floor of a new Senate Bill

The following is directly from The Newsletter of National Association of Recreation Resource Planners: The full Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved its bipartisan two-year highway reauthorization bill (S. 1813) today by an 18-0 vote. The bill, … Continue reading

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Act now! Speak up for bicycle and pedestrian funding

From America Walks & the Safe Routes to School National Partnership: House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-FL) announced today that his transportation bill will eliminate dedicated funding for bicycling and walking, including Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School and the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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