Our national partners, like Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the Alliance for Biking and Walking and others have received word that a devastating attack on walking, bicycling and trails could happen this week, as the House of Representatives starts to consider spending and budget bills.
Though we do not know details yet, we anticipate a congressional amendment that could do away with or hobble programs like Transportation Enhancements (the nation’s largest funding source for trails, walking and bicycling), Recreational Trails Program and Safe Routes to School. Therefore, we are working with many other organizations to defeat such a damaging amendment.
Go here to read a bit more.
No action is needed on this front today; we just wanted to give you a heads-up to expect an action alert from us in the coming days.
If it comes, please do not delay in speaking up: If such an amendment is offered, we might have mere hours to respond.
Thank you in advance,
Complete Streets Coordinator, WALKSacramento