After years of advocacy and months of preparation, the new federal transportation bill, MAP-21, goes into effect next week.
As we’ve been explaining in our Navigating MAP-21 campaign, states have a lot of flexibility in how they spend their transportation dollars. Over the past few months we’ve been talking a lot about Transportation Alternatives — certainly one of the most important programs and biggest pots of money for bike/ped. But that’s not the sole source of funding for cyclists and pedestrians.
If you want to make big investments in bicycling and walking in your state, you need to tap into sources that address safety, congestion, and general transportation funds. We explored how advocates are doing just that in our latest webinar: “Maximizing Eligibility for Biking and Walking Projects Under MAP-21.”
Watch the full webinar below.
Learn more about MAP-21 and download the webinar presenter slides here.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.