advocating for a safe transporation network for biking and walking
|House Bill Reverses Decades of Progress on Bike/Ped It’s so much worse than we thought.|
Today, the House releases its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Act. Please click on the link above to contact your member of Congress. When you scrol down, if it pre-fills with MY information, please take a moment to insert your contact information so that your wishes will be communicated.
Last week, we knew the bill would be bad news for biking and walking. But we didn’t think it would go so far as to completely cut every reference to bicycling and walking out of the federal transportation policy.
House leadership is pressing to eliminate bicycling and walking in the Transportation bill:
But we can still save biking and walking in this bill. This week in the Transportation Committee, Representative Petri (R-WI) will stand up for bicycling and walking by offering an amendment that restores dedicated funding for Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School. Mr. Petri can only be successful if everyone with a stake in safe sidewalks, crosswalks, and bikeways contacts their Representative on the Transportation Committee again today to urge them to vote YES on the Petri amendment! If your Representative is not on the committee, please ask them to urge their collegues to vote for the amendment.
This is as urgent as it gets. Even if we do win this amendment, there will be a long road ahead. But if we lose here, we risk losing decades of progress.
We know we are asking a lot of you and we thank you for all you’re doing to preserve biking and walking.