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Advocacy Made Easy from “Safe Routes to School”

Okay, this is important (well for Americans).  If you’d like to express your desire to bicycle on safe roads just follow the link at the bottom of the post and send a quick message to your Senators.  Do it quickly; time is running out.

Thanks, Jack

Save Transportation Enhancements in the Transportation Extension

This year, around $700 million of Federal transportation funds, which is less than 2 percent of total transportation dollars, will be spent on bicycling and walking. In 2012 that figure could be a big fat zero if Senator Coburn (R-OK) gets his way. In the next few days, Senator Coburn (R-OK) is expected to try and hold up the extension of the SAFETEA-LU transportation bill unless Congress eliminates funding for the federal Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. For twenty years, TE has been the primary funding source for sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes, trails and more.

Please take two minutes to contact your Senators today to urge them to vote against the Coburn amendment and sustain dedicated funding for Transportation Enhancements. Don’t let them take away this vital investment program for smart, sustainable, safe transportation choices. Thank you!

 Here’s the link:    National Policy and Advocacy.

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