This was found in my email this morning from our local Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Dick Winters.
Many of you may already know that 76,000 Americans have been hit by cars while walking or biking in their communities in the last 15 years. That’s because most of America’s roads are designed for cars – and for cars only. That doesn’t make any sense in a country where one in three people doesn’t have access to a car and where half of all trips could be accomplished with a 20-minute bike ride.
A new bill just introduced in Congress will jumpstart the process of transforming our transportation infrastructure to make it friendlier to bikers and walkers – the Active Community Transportation Act (H.R. 4722). It will create a federal grant program to fund local projects aimed at improving conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
Your help is necessary in asking our representatives in Congress to co-sponsor this bill. Use the link below”it just takes a second.
Thanks so much for your help!