Transportation Bill Update: It’s “National Call-in Day”
In case you missed my earlier post about the very real threats to affordable transportation options that exist in both the House of Representatives’ Energy and Infrastructure Act and the Senate’s Transportation Bill, let’s just say that today is a very big day for anyone who hikes, walks, bikes, skates or relies on public transportation. Our partners in the outdoor, alternative transportation, and wellness have deemed today National Call-in Day on Transportation. They’re asking anyone and everyone who cares about access to safe bike commuter lanes, sidewalks and walking trails to contact their local representatives and senators and urge them to vote no on H.R. 7 and to support the Cardin-Cochran ammendment.
The photo below taken by Jeff Garvey from Bethany Beach, Delaware really underscores what’s at stake if the Transportation Bill passes in its current form. Funding for alternative transportation will literally be shut off leaving riders, skaters and walkers at greater (and unnecessary) risk.
If you care about a future that’s safe for cycling, hiking, skating and walking please pick up the phone today and encourage your friends to do the same.