This timely blog just in from SVBC Board of Directors member Ian Dewar. Listen up and act fast!
The Future of transportation is here… and it does not look good for cyclists.
On Thursday Feb 2nd, the House Transportation committee will take the first vote on the new transportation bill called the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill shockingly eliminates all... read the whole note.
Our friends at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are looking to California bicycle advocates to help them in their fight to keep biking and walking funded at the federal level. They need your help!
Next Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will vote on the House transportation bill, which will eliminate crucial funds for bicycling... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are making a special push in California this week, and they need you to contact your State Assembly and Senate Members TODAY.ACTION ALERT -Contact your California State Assembly and Senate Members this Week. -Ask Them to Sign-On to a California Letter to Senator Boxer urging her to protect Safe Routes to School and bike/ped... read the whole note.
The League of American Bicyclists has created an online form to protest the inclusion of a mandatory sidepath law in the draft Senate transportation authorization bill. More information below.
The draft of the Senate's transportation authorization bill, S. 1813 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, includes language that would introduce a mandatory sidepath law on roads in... read the whole note.
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This year, around $700 million of Federal transportation funds, which in reality is less than 2 percent of total transportation dollars, will be spent on bicycling and walking. In 2012 that figure might be a big fat zero.
We expect that in the next few days, Senator Coburn (R-OK) will ask Congress to eliminate... read the whole note.
This action alert just in from the League of American Bicyclists.
Key Congressional leaders are attacking Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, and Recreational trails and are taking steps to cut off dedicated federal funding for bicycling and walking.
House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-FL) announced today that his transportation bill will eliminate... read the whole note.
This Action Alert is from Dan Snyder, Relaunch Director and CEO of the California Bicycle Coalition. Let's all help support the passage of this important bill!
Senate Bill 910 (Lowenthal) would require motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance when passing from behind under most circumstances.
Next week SB 910 will be heard by the full Senate and we want to ensure... read the whole note.
UPDATE 5/27: The Senator has committed to supporting active transportation! Send her a thank-you note to let her know we appreciate it.
The California Bicycle Coalition is asking all California cycling advocates to take a minute out of Bike to Work Day to call Senator Boxer's office.
The committee Senator Boxer leads in the US Senate, the Environment and Public Works Committee,... read the whole note.
The California Bicycle Coalition is warning that Caltrans may be getting ready to take away millions of dollars in bicycle and pedestrian funding.
In the latest budget deal, the two parties agreed to rescind $2.5 billion in unspent federal transportation funds. Caltrans has to give back some money, but they can decide which funds they send back. Based upon history, we know what happens... read the whole note.
Act now to Ask your Senators to support the Safe Routes to School bill!
This week, twelve Senators - led by Senators Harkin (D-IA), Sanders (D-VT), and Merkley (D-OR) introduced legislation (S. 800) to sustain and strengthen the federal Safe Routes to School program. Congress is looking to scale back transportation spending - so it's critical that we send a strong message that the... read the whole note.