Thursday, April 21, 2011
Action Alert: Ask Governor Scott not to cut bicycle & pedestrian funding
April 20, 2011
League of American Bicyclists
Your state DOT may be getting ready to take away millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian funding.
Contact your Governor today!
In the latest budget deal between the Republicans and Democrats, the two parties agreed to rescind (read: take back) $2.5 billion in unspent federal transportation funds. Your state DOT has the power to decide which funds they send back. And based upon history we know what happens next.
Your state DOT may try to empty out the funds that pay for your sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, and education programs.
We have seen this before, and it is happening again. Last year, when states had to send back $2.2 billion in transportation funds, almost half of that money came from programs that fund bicycling and walking projects. See our Rescissions FAQs for more information.
Please contact your governor today to tell them this is wrong. Funding cuts for the rescission should be fair and proportional across the board.
LAB has made it easy...all you have to do is click here and sign the letter online...it takes 1 minute. Thanks for adding your voice.