Keep bike funding in the transportation bill

November 02, 2015

Sarah Braker, communications manager

Congress is now considering three amendments to the transportation bill that would cut two major sources of bike project funding, the Recreational Trails Program and the Transportation Alternatives Program. 

The first proposed amendment would make biking and walking projects ineligible for certain types of transportation funding. The second proposed amendment would allow all biking and walking funding to be diverted to road and bridge projects. The third proposed amendment would make the Recreational Trails Program ineligible for any transportation funding.

Without these programs, it will be significantly more difficult for communities to increase their bike infrastructure. And if we lose them now we may never get them back.

Use our easy letter-writing tool and tell your leaders to oppose these amendments. 

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