Saturday, June 11, 2011

Act now to save bicycle funding

The next few days will be critical to efforts to improve our country's bicycle infrastructure.

A transportation bill being drafted for U.S Rep. John Mica of Florida is expected to curtail or even zero out federal programs that have spurred a decade of progress. The big target for elimination is Transportation Enhancements, which paid for many miles of the Overseas Heritage Trail in the Florida Keys -- just one example of the $67 million of TE bicycle or pedestrian projects in Miami-Dade or Monroe counties since 2001.

Here's a call for bicyclists to speak up and save these projects from Mica's ax. By signing this petition you can speak to your members of Congress on behalf of healthy, oil-saving bicycling. http://www.change.org/petitions/act-now-to-keep-walking-bicycling-in-transportation-picture

Sign and pass it along, won't you?

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