Our friends with several bicycling and walking organizations have shared a critical call to action. On September 16, Senators Coburn of Oklahoma and McCain of Arizona plan to offer amendments to the transportation appropriations bill that would eliminate funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure-including Transportation Enhancements and possibly other programs like Safe Routes to School.
Below you will find the call to action from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. If you follow the link to their website, you will find sample talking points, a link to your Senators' phone numbers, and a form to report the response from your Senators. The vote is likely to be September 16 -so we encourage you to contact your Senators as soon as possible.
Your voice is urgently needed! The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on eliminating walking and biking funds tomorrow, September 16.