Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs Are Under Attack! Don’t let Congress turn the clock back on biking and walking
Tomorrow, Thursday February 2, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funding for biking and walking programs and guts two decades of progress. US Representatives Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) are members of this committee and they are in a key position to save dedicated funding for biking and walking.
The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act turns the clock back on two decades of biking and walking progress. The bill
- Destroys Transportation Enhancements by making the program optional
- Repeals the Safe Routes to School program, reversing years of progress in creating safe ways for kids to walk and ride bicycles to school
- Removes requirements for states to build bridges with safe access for pedestrians and bicycles
- Eliminates bicycle and pedestrian coordinators in state DOTs
If you live in Representative Larsen’s or Representative Beutler Herrera’s district, please contact them today!
Use this link to the League of American Bicyclists’ Action Center to ask them to support the Petri-Johnson amendment to restore dedicated funding for biking and walking programs.
Thanks for taking action!
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