On National Bike to School Day, Polling Shows Broad Support for Sidewalk & Bike Lane Funding
TODAY, Wednesday, May 9 at 9:30am, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), members of the Senate Bike Caucus, will join Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) and Congressman Tom Petri (WI-06) of the Congressional Bike Caucus to announce results of a new poll from Princeton Survey done for the League of American Bicyclists. As Congress works to find compromise on the transportation bill, new data reveals the overwhelming majority of Americans -- crossing party lines and demographics -- want to maintain or increase federal funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bike paths.
Senator Cardin worked across the aisle with Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) to ensure local governments would continue to have access to bike, pedestrian and trail funding that is maintained in the transportation bill (MAP-21).
Who: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)
Congressman Tom Petri (WI-06)
Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists
Angela Fox, President/CEO, Crystal City Business Improvement District
Sandra Moscoso, Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization
What: Senate and Congressional Bike Caucuses announce new polling data on support for pedestrian and bike trails
The press event at the House Triangle follows a National Bike to School Day celebration in Lincoln Park. From 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., school children will gather in Lincoln Park and ride in “bike trains” to nearby
Capitol Hill public schools.
When: Today, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: House Triangle
Capitol East Front
The triangle is located directly in front of the Capitol Building on the House
side (South side of the capitol closest to Library of Congress)
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