Please take a moment to contact your representatives to ask them to support this important funding idea for walking and bicycling.

From BikeWalkKC:

While there is great local momentum for increasing walking and biking in Greater Kansas City, funding infrastructure improvements is a challenge in these times of tight budgets at local City Halls. A new bill in Congress would create an innovative low-cost financing program to help local communities pay for trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, crosswalks, bike share stations, and more.

Kansas City is in a unique position with several members of our Congressional delegation sitting on the Senate and House transportation committees – Roy Blunt, Claire McCaskill, and Sam Graves. And we just received word that Congressman Emanuel Cleaver has signed on to co-sponsor this bi-partisan legislation.

Visit the League of American Bicyclists to learn more and send a quick message to your representatives.

Northland and Eastern Jackson County – Congressman Sam Graves has a key vote on this bill. If you live in his district, we especially need you to send a message!

About the bill
H.R. 3978 creates a low-cost loan fund that Mayors and City Councils can tap to finance bike/ped projects. 25% of the fund are dedicated to lower income communities. The bill sets aside just $11 million from a $1 billion transportation fund – it does not raises taxes or add any costs to the federal government.


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