Statement from Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal on the new federal transportation bill
June 28, 2012
"Instead of building on the progress of the last generation on transportation choices and bicycle infrastructure, the bill passed today mandates drastic and disproportionate cuts to bicycle funding. The bill disregards the important benefits of bicycle infrastructure for health, jobs, energy independence, and safety for all road users.
“Bicycling has developed broad and increasing support from local governments, health care leaders, small business, and, most importantly, the American people. The effort to make bicycling safer and easier for all Americans—a push that includes cost-effective investments in infrastructure—will continue to grow.”