January 31, 2012
On Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation Committee will vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funds for biking and walking infrastructure. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to support physical activity in your community. Visit America Bikes to easily send an electronic letter: http://americabikes.org/transportation2012
Some changes that would result from the bill's passage:
Ensuring our communities have the necessary sidewalks, crosswalks, and bikeways is essential to promoting and encouraging physical activity. In our continued efforts to combat obesity, we must safeguard the resources that create opportunities for exercise and fitness.
Please help -- and ask friends, colleagues, and members to act too.