Bike/ped opportunities in the economic stimulus bill

Make sure Transportation Enhancement funding is in the final bill.

This week there will be a conference committee where several members of the House and several members of the Senate will work together to reconcile the two bills. Conferees need to hear that Transportation Enhancements are important to stimulating the economy, creating green jobs, and moving us towards a sustainable future.

Make three calls or send three emails today:

1. Senator Kay Hagan
(202) 224-6342 (Washington, DC office)
(919) 856-4630 (Raleigh office)
Senator_Hagan@hagan.senate.gov

2. Senator Richard Burr
(202) 224-3154 (Washington, DC office)
(800) 685-8916 (Winston-Salem office)
(252) 977-9522 (Rocky Mount office)
(828) 350-2437 (Asheville office)
(704) 833-0854 (Gastonia office)
(888) 848-1833 (Wilmington office)
Write to Senator Burr using this link: http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

3. Call your representative
Find your representative here – http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml#nc

…and ask each of them to tell the Conferees to support Transportation Enhancements in the Economic Recovery bill.

Tell them:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian projects create jobs at the same or better rate than highway projects.
  • These smaller projects can move quickly to hire local businesses and help local economies.
  • Providing safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian access gives families healthier and cheaper transportation options.
  • Improving sidewalks and bike lanes can make a downtown a destination, further helping the local economy.
  • Better biking and walking options also help ensure greater energy independence, less pollution, and a healthier United States!

Please share this alert with all bicyclists (and pedestrians) you can, and encourage them to join you in supporting biking and walking today!

Adapted for from email action alerts published by MassBike and Durham for Obama.


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Bike/ped opportunities in the economic stimulus bill — 1 Comment

  1. Hello,

    Please let me know how these efforts turned out in relationship to the Stimlus Bill. Also, if you have any info on where legialtion ended up on fundig for employers offering rebates to those bike to work, I would be grateful.

    Thank you!

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