This Wednesday, December 14th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will consider an amendment to S. 1950 introduced by Senator Begich of Alaska. This amendment would require federally-funded surface transportation projects (like roads and bridges) to be designed for all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians. Many road and bridge projects are built with federal dollars, so this affects all of us! Our own Senator Kerry is on the Commerce Committee, so please contact him TODAY and let him know you support safer roads in Massachusetts and around the country.
We previously wrote about the bill under consideration, and our biggest concern is that it could mean up to a 30% cut in federal bike infrastructure funding. This amendment will ensure that roads and bridges are designed for the safety of all users, regardless of how much funding is available.
Please take action today:
1. Call and/or email Senator Kerry TODAY, tell him why bicycling is important to you, and ask him to SUPPORT Senator Begich’s amendment to S. 1950 for safer roads.
Senator John Kerry: (202) 224-2742, Email (select “Transportation” as Topic)
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2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you contacted them!
Every single call or email matters, so please act today!