Streetfilms | From Minnesota to Mississippi, America Tells Congress to Preserve Bike-Ped Funding

Streetfilms | From Minnesota to Mississippi, America Tells Congress to Preserve Bike-Ped Funding.

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The most recent transportation bill, passed in 2005 by a Republican Congress and Republican president, continued to invest in safer biking and walking. As negotiations over a new bill grind on, however, these programs are in jeopardy. The Senate has passed a bill that by and large preserves the status quo, but the House of Representatives has tried to eliminate bike and pedestrian programs.

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One response to “Streetfilms | From Minnesota to Mississippi, America Tells Congress to Preserve Bike-Ped Funding

  1. As much as I would benefit from sustained spending in this area, the prolific spending of our federal government now has us owing more than out GDP and I think borrowing more money to continue this program would be irresponsible. Once we get over the idea that wealth flows from government spending and reduce, or eliminate, spending in many areas and reduce that debt back to pre–911 levels, I would press for this type of program to be given substantial priority at both Federal and State (TX) levels of government. The benefits are very obvious in so many areas of positive impact. But, gut (not just cut) the federal gravy-train first so that we don’t borrow or under fund beneficial (and Constitutional) programs because of overspending without regard for narrowly interpreted Constitutional limits.

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