Friday, March 2, 2012

A Win for Safe Routes to School

We've just won a big battle for keeping Safe Routes to School, bicycling and walking a part of the federal transportation bill. 

After several long weeks of intense work from advocates around the country, we are extremely pleased to report that the Cardin-Cochran amendment has been accepted as part of the base Senate transportation bill, MAP-21.  This amendment will ensure that local governments, school systems, and metropolitan planning organizations are able to access much-needed funds to make routes to school and routes throughout communities safe for bicycling and walking.