Posts tagged "MAP-21"

60 Second Cycling: Biking Stories You May Have Missed

Here’s a quick summary of bicycling-related stories you may have missed: Illinois’ Dead Red Stoplight Law now in effect!  If you are riding anywhere in the state outside the city limits of Chicago, you may now legally proceed through a red light (traffic permitting) after waiting 120 seconds for the light to change.  This law... Read more »

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency

Lance Armstrong Enlists GOP Congressman to Investigate Anti-Doping Agency
  Has our Republican-controlled House of Representatives found its next Planned Parenthood to defund or is this latest development in the Lance Armstrong doping “conspiracy” just another example of an elected official looking out for the interests of a constituent?   Late yesterday both Velo News and Cycling News reported the involvement of Wisconsin Congressman... 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 »
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Transportation Bill Anxiety and Bicycling's Need for Another Alternative

On days like today, I’m thankful for each and every bicycling advocacy organization in the US. Cycling advocacy is more than getting the word out about the benefits of bicycling – it involves lobbying Congress and pouring through hundreds of pages of legislative reports to determine if and how funds can be secured to complete... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... 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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Congress Asks Transit Riders, Cyclists, & Pedestrians for Big Sacrifices

Congress Asks Transit Riders, Cyclists, & Pedestrians for Big Sacrifices
What do pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders all have in common? If your first guess was “a smaller carbon footprint”, that sound you hear is GOP Congressmen laughing at you all the way back in Washington, DC. If your next guess was going to be “we help relieve traffic congestion”, those same Representatives continue to... Read more »