Great news from the feds: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a memo on August 20 that announced the agency's "support for taking a flexible approach to bicycle and pedestrian facility design." The new endorsement could mean a bright future for bikeway designs like protected on-street bike lanes and other progressive designs that haven't been widely implemented in the U.S.... read the whole note.
Senator Boxer is meeting with House leaders TODAY to decide the fate of biking and walking programs in Congress. Federally supported walking and biking programs like Safe Routes to School will be on the line in today's meeting between Senator Boxer and Representative Mica. This is a critical time, and we need your involvement today.
With our national partners, SVBC is asking you to call... read the whole note.
People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal is reaching out to advocates around the country for our help in preserving federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects. Act today to let the your Senators and Representative know that this funding is important to their constituencies, and pass this request on to friends and families in less bike-friendly districts and states.
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On Monday morning I flew into D.C. for a week of networking, lobbying, and good old fashioned work. All Monday afternoon I had the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) board meeting, and a dinner with the board that evening. The LAB board is comprised of amazing, dedicated individuals, making it a pleasure to serve on.
On Tuesday, I hung out with the ladies at the historic, first ever... read the whole note.
SVBC Board member Ian Dewar continues in his pursuit to keep us all informed about the Federal Transportation Bill. Below is a wrap-up from last week, in reverse chronological order.Friday
Phase 1 of the Transportation Bill is approved in the House http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/bill-forces-decision-on-pipeline-... The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to... read the whole note.