Action alert for bike/ped funding – updated

Act now!

Just when I think we’re making progress toward a transportation system that meets the needs of more than SUVs, something bad happens.  Tomorrow, February 2, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on John Mica’s (R-FL) American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act which eliminates Safe Routes to School funding, makes Transportation Enhancements optional, and other steps to remove non-motorized transportation from transportation planning and funding.

Read more at Streetsblog DC, Transit for Livable Communities, Bicycle Alliance of MN, and/or League of American Bicyclists.  Contact your legislators now – the League of American Bicyclists will even help you find your representative on their handy dandy form.

February 2: Amendment fails by 2 votes and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood blasts the bill as “the worst.”

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