DOT Rescissions Threaten Bike/Ped Funding
April 28, 2011 Leave a comment
URGENT: Action Needed
The FY2011 appropriations deal is requiring state Departments of Transportation to return $2.5 billion in transportation funding to Washington. This rescission (learn more about rescissions by downloading the “Rescissions FAQ” document) has the capacity to affect bicycle and pedestrian programs in across the nation to a tremendous degree, especially based on similar “rescissions” in previous years where many state DOTs pulled the majority of their cuts from bicycle and pedestrian programs. We need Governor Brown to hear the concerned voices of people like you to make sure that does not happen again!
While Safe Routes to School is not eligible for these rescissions (safety programs are ineligible for funding cuts), it could very easily devastate Transportation Enhancements and other bike/ped programs in California. In the past, your state has targeted critical bicycling and walking programs for the bulk of the cuts.
We kindly ask that you take a few minutes today to respond to our call to action. Contact Governor Brown through the League of American Bicyclist’s action alert system and tell him that these cuts should be proportionate across the board.
We thank you for your help in ensuring that building safe sidewalks, street crossings, bike lanes and paths remain priorities in California!
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