Communities across our region are starting efforts to address the needs of cyclists and pedestrians in their transportation plans – a welcome change after 75 years of auto focused policies. Unfortunately, recent reductions in state and federal funding are making if very difficult to fund even the most minor improvements.
The Bike Walk Alliance is working with New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT) to change this and we need your help.
Here’s what you can do:
Let us send a postcard to Governor Cuomo on your behalf. Just provide your name and city and we will send a postcard requesting:
- $20 million in the 2014-15 state budget specifically dedicated to funding pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects, with a minimum additional commitment of $20 million annually over the next five years.
- Revision of NYSDOT’s Preservation First policy so that it does not exclude new pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure projects and is consistent with the intent of the state’s Complete Streets law.
Learn more We hope to deliver a tall stack of cards to the Capitol, but we can’t do it without your help. We must hear from you by December 27. It takes three clicks.
- Read the postcard
- Sign on
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