New Transportation Bill Cuts Biking & Walking Funding by More Than 60 Percent
Lost in all the news about the Supreme Courts decision on health care is the fact that Congress is about to vote on a new transportation bill that severely affects funding for walking and biking.
Cuts available biking and walking funds by 60 to 70 percent.
Eliminates dedicated Safe Routes to School funding.
Weakens local control.
Makes biking and walking compete with new, expensive eligibilities.
What a sad day. This was essentially a compromise because Republicans tried to force the Keystone pipeline deal into the bill. Wow. We really won on this one. Let’s fund the expensive, car centric way of life and forget the sustainable alternatives. Not to mention drop safety funding for children trying to get to school. Shame on Congress.