Monday, November 8, 2010

SANDAG Staff Recommends $2.6 BILLION for Bike Infrastructure!

Great news from SANDAG via the Bike Coalition!:

'Remember how we asked you to call your SANDAG Board members and ask them to put 3% of the transportation dollars in bike and ped programs and projects?

SANDAG staff yesterday recommended they allocate $2.6 BILLION for the bicycle and pedestrian program.

For those of you keeping score at home, that’s 2.6% of the total $100 billion transportation spending in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). It’s quadruple what they allocated in the last RTP four years ago. It’s $65 million a year for bike/ped stuff over the next 40 years. It’s a lot of money. It’s good stuff!

But the work is not done just yet. The SANDAG board still has to vote to support the staff recommendation. So please, before Friday, call your SANDAG Board representative and say thanks to SANDAG staff for listening to us, and ask that the board member support the proposed $2.6 billion for bike/ped programs and projects.'

The above info is from an email from Bike Coalition Exec. Director Kathy Keehan. For a list of SANDAG Board reps, please see the following Bic Control entry:

Urgent Action Needed: Your Phone is a Mic--Help Fight for $ for Bike Infrastructure

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