Support Cardin-Cochran Senate Amendment, Oppose the House Transportation Bill
It’s time to ask our Senators and Representatives in Congress to save our streets for everyone who walks and bikes.
The current Senate transportation bill removes dedicated funding for biking and walking programs and Safe Routes to School. It gives state DOTs the authority to decide if any funding should be spent on these programs. Local governments will not have a voice.
To improve the bill, please ask Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to vote for the Cardin-Cochran amendment on the floor to guarantee local governments a voice in transportation decisions, allowing them to build sidewalks, crosswalks, and bikeways to keep Washingtonians safe.
Please take actionNOW—this vote will occur next week!
On the other side of Congress, the House has a transportation bill that reverses 20 years of progress in making streets safer for people. It’s time to defeat this bill. Please ask your Representative to oppose the House transportation bill. Despite the fact that walking and bicycling infrastructure is a low-cost investment that creates more jobs per dollar than any other kind of highway spending, the House bill eliminates dedicated funding for walking and bicycling and repeals the Safe Routes to School program.
Votes will occur next week—please contact your Representative and Senators today and ask them to save our streets. Use this link from the League of American Bicyclists’ Action Center to send a message now.
Thanks for taking action!