Adventure Cycling Association: Good News in Vancouver, Bad News in DC

Despite all the back and forth over the new transportation bill, some dollars will still be available for local projects supporting biking and walking, but not many.

Whether the dollars saved by takiing a backward step on alternative transportation will stimulate the economy and get more jobs out there, is doubtful–but it is a cut, a palpable cut, as they say in fencing. Sadly cyclists will be the ones feeling this. If your bicycling ox has been gored, check around to see what benefits you’ve gained. Are your taxes going down too?

–Corrie

 

Below, I’ve pasted the America Bikes statement regarding the bill, but in brief, it’s a very bad bill. It will cut investments in biking and walking as much as 60-70%. In some states, which choose to opt-out of biking and walking programs, the bill could mean eliminating 100% of all federal investments. That would mean zero or very limited investment in safer bike lanes, paths, and safer routes to school for millions of kids, and more dangerous streets in general.

via Adventure Cycling Association: Good News in Vancouver, Bad News in DC.

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