Californians, we need you! As you celebrate California’s Bike to Work Day, you have a unique opportunity to shape the next transportation bill.
We have learned that Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chair of the most important U.S. Senate Committee for transportation, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and her colleagues are going to decide on all of the key elements of the Senate version of the transportation bill today and tomorrow. If bicycling and walking are not included in this first draft of the bill, it will be almost impossible to get them added in later.
This is a critical moment for all Californians to urge Senator Boxer to maintain Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to School, and Recreational Trails — three key programs that support transportation, safety, and health.
If we don’t act now, bicycling and walking programs may be written out of our transportation system for the next six years.
Senator Boxer has been supportive in the past. However, at this very moment, she is negotiating with other senators who don’t think bicycling and walking are an important part of the transportation bill. She needs to know that we have her back on this issue and she shouldn’t give up on these crucial programs. Please thank her for her past support and tell her how much we need her help today!
Californians, please contact Senator Boxer today!
Everyone else, please share this alert with your friends and family in California.
Thank you for your support!
League Policy Director
Flusche joined the League in April 2009 and has a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.