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2/5/12 2:03 P

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Let's face it. Our economy is powered by the transportation industry. Look at all the jobs involved with building vehicles, roads, bridges, and refining. Many think if it takes a hit, jobs will be lost and the economy will collapse, so alternative means (including bicycles and mass transit) are seen as a threat. Sad, isn't it.

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2/5/12 12:15 P

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More info on how devastating this will be for us cyclists & pedestrians.

Write your representatives in Congress, letters to the editor!

Planes, Trains, Automobiles; But Bicycles?

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Gasoline costs keep rising without any sustainable alternatives in the future...so our politicians leave us cyclists and pedestrians out in the cold...? Sheesh!

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BEVPRESLEY's Photo BEVPRESLEY SparkPoints: (131,502)
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2/3/12 12:33 A

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Sad, isn't it. I have been really hoping with transportation costs sky rocketing the trend would be toward more pedestrian/bike friendly roads and green ways.

beverly

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2/2/12 11:33 P

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I just sent the email to my congressman. San Antonio, where I live, is working very hard to become a totally bike friendly town. Our mayor is a HUGE cyclist as is his identical twin brother. I live in an area that has recently become one of the most bike friendly in the city. This House Bill bugs me to no end!

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2/2/12 10:17 P

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First I've heard of it. Thanks for the head's up!

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2/2/12 3:35 P

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I'm forwarding important news courtesy of Syracuse Bicycle, hoping you'll agree that this is worth acting on!

Don

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Dear Cycling Friends,

Earlier this week, Congressman John Mica (R-FL) announced the introduction of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act transportation.house.gov/ . The proposed bill not only eliminates dedicated funding for bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure programs, but essentially eliminates the status and standing of cycling in the planning and design of our transportation system -- a massive step backwards for individuals, communities and our nation. It's a step back to a 1950s highway- and auto-only program that makes no sense in the 21st century.

The bill reverses 20 years of progress by:

destroying Transportation Enhancements by making it optional;

repealing the Safe Routes to School program, reversing years of progress in creating safe ways for kids to walk and ride bicycles to school;

allowing states to build bridges without safe access for pedestrians and bicycles; eliminating bicycle and pedestrian coordinators in state DOTs;

and eliminating language that insures that rumble strips "do not adversely affect the safety or mobility of bicyclists, pedestrians or the disabled."

Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee will mark-up the bill and
Representatives Petri (R-WI) and Johnson (R-IL) will sponsor an amendment that restores dedicated funding for Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School.

Representatives Petri and Johnson can only be successful if everyone with a stake in safe sidewalks, crosswalks, and bikeways contacts their representative today. To that end, we encourage you all to let your voice be heard.

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Happy Cycling,

Paul and Trish from syracusebicycle.com/

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