Transportation bill explained and the bike summit begins


 If you’ve been looking for an article that gives a broad overview of what’s going on in Washington D.C. with the transportation bill and bicycling, check out the excellent piece on the UTNE Reader’s website. Written by Sam Ross-Brown, the short article cites ten various sources, gives some historical perspective and explains clearly what has been going on since February when the House voted on a transportation bill that would have stripped funding for bicycling projects.
 “This year is a critical one for transportation funding, as benchmark legislation enacted in 2003 is set to expire soon. And unfortunately for cyclists, it’s also a big year for fiscal conservatism. As Huffington reports, The February House bill was only the latest in a series of barebones transportation proposals that have sent biking infrastructure to the chopping block,” Ross-Brown writes.
 The article is well timed because today is the start of the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.

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