One Week to Comment: Help Increase SoCal Funding for Bikes & Peds from 1% NOWPosted: September 15, 2011
In 18 workshops all over So-Cal, with three were right here in Ventura County, almost nobody came to speak about bike or pedestrian transit needs so now the draft RTP calls for only 1% of the transit funds to cover both bikes and peds!
When over 12% of all trips are done on foot or with a bicycle, and 25% of roadway accidents and fatalities involve pedestrians or bicyclists does it make sense for only 1% of the transit funds to cover bikes and peds?
No it does not! Please contact SCAG (Southern California Area Governments) and tell them to increase the budget for bikes and pedestrians so that we can commute more safely.
(or e-mail them to John Proctor) .
Here are TWO important MESSAGES to convey in your communications:
· Bicycles and Pedestrians have TOTALLY different needs. Funds should not be clumped together.
· We need a more reasonable percentage of funds to be used for bicycle improvements to address the large number of casualties and the growing desire for safe bicycle routes.
Please include your name and address.
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