Posts tagged "2012 Transportation Funding"

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review & Upcoming Events

While we may have enjoyed a day off mid-week, cycling advocates have remained hard at work analyzing the new transportation bill being sent to President Obama. America Bikes has issued its Analysis of The New Transportation Bill, MAP-21, noting that funding will decrease by 33% to 66% depending on each state’s use of the opt-out... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Bicycling News Recap and Upcoming Events

Transportation Funding Bill Great news for cyclists and pedestrians – transportation enhancement funds have been added back to Map-21, the Senate’s transportation bill! Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid added the Cardin-Cochran Amendment to his manager’s amendment for the bill.  While the bill must still be voted on in the Senate and reconciled with the House,... Read more »
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60 Second Cycling Week in Review and Upcoming Events

60 Second Cycling Week in Review and Upcoming Events
While the on-again, off-again early spring may continue to frustrate us on a daily basis, dedicated advocates continue to work behind the scenes to make certain that every day is a great day for bicycling. Three largest advocacy groups agree to merge as one powerful voice for cycling.   This past Tuesday, an announcement was... Read more »

Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago

Skokie Valley Trail Missing Link from Waukegan to Chicago
Flipping through my Google Reader news bundles last night I came across a story on Bike Radar about the Skokie Valley Trail .  It reminded me just how local the battle for Federal transportation funding really is. “Word came in November that a federal grant request for $6.8 million was denied, and local community leaders can’t... Read more »

Voices Heard: Good News for Cyclists, Pedestrians, and Transit Riders

A big thanks to each of you who took the time to contact your Congressperson about the House Transportation Bill – it has been temporarily shelved! The Transportation for America blog is reporting that the bill that emerged from committee is unable to survive a vote in its entirety.  It will now be broken into... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review

Sixty Second Cycling: Week in Review
Bicycling Funding remains under attack!  20 years of transportation enhancements – Federal funds used to improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure – are in jeopardy in both the House and the Senate. While only accounting for 1.5% of the total transportation budget, the House transportation committee and its counterpart in the Senate have decided that those... Read more »

Some Friday Fun with Your Week in Cycling Recap

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If this past week of schizophrenic cycling news has left you stressed, take a few minutes to watch this great new video The Man Who Lived On His Bike.  It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and keep you thinking about bicycling throughout a mild winter weekend. Kudos to those intrepid cyclists... Read more »

Safe Routes to School Eliminated by GOP

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I feel like I’ve been buzzed by an SUV while riding my bike well within the bike lane. You know the sensation – your body shudders and you develop a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.  It’s not only the disbelief that you could have been injured.  You just can’t comprehend how a... Read more »
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Proverbial Future Grandchildren Being Thrown Under Semi

Proverbial Future Grandchildren Being Thrown Under Semi
This just in: Empathy for our hypothetical grandchildren is no longer an effective tactic for political protest. It was bound to happen.  Our yet-to-be-born children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have become so overburdened by the proposed legislation of our myopic, politically expedient, “future will take care of itself” Congress that they have unanimously decided to... Read more »