More Bad News for Bikes and Public Transit

My last post mentions an upcoming transportation bill, and the fact that it could reduce bikeability. Today, Grist is reporting on the same bill and things are looking even worse.

In addition to cutting funding for the Safe Routes to School program, the bill would no longer require states to fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects, and environmental review for transportation projects “gets severly curtailed.” It would also distribute about 80 percent of federal transit money to highways, with only 20 percent going to rail, etc.

This isn’t a political blog, but this bill is clearly an issue that needs attention. Furthermore, Provo is ideally suited for a more contemporary approach to infrastructure and transportation. However, if funding for that infrastructure dries up, the city will struggle to implement advances.

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