Friday, March 5, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: "Active Community Transportation Act of 2010"

BREAKING NEWS: "Active Community Transportation Act of 2010" Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives
Critical Legislation for Trails, Walking and Bicycling

After years of organizing supporters around the country, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) introduced H.R. 4722, the "Active Community Transportation Act of 2010" (ACT Act), on the floor of the House of Representatives!

The ACT Act is the direct result of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) Campaign for Active Transportation. The Act would create a $2 billion program to fund dozens of communities around the country to improve their trail, walking and biking networks. If this bill is enacted, communities around the country will receive the resources to better allow Americans to walk and bike to the places you live, work, play, shop and learn.

Please encourage Congressman John Tierney (office Lynn City Hall)  to co-sponsor this very important legislation, and thank him for supporting this legislation.  

And check out  for conceptualizing the idea of pathways through the city which will not only serve to be recreational, but encourage transportation by walking and biking.  This idea might be up of the Pepsi challenge voting next month!

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