The U.S. Congress is actively working on legislation referred to as the transportation reauthorization. This broad piece of legislation provides multi-year funding for transportation programs including for walking, biking, and rolling infrastructure – or active transportation – that helps promote active, healthy, and safe transportation options for all Americans.
Currently, 80% of adults and nearly 75% of children fail to meet recommended amounts of physical activity. Funding for programs like Safe Routes to School and more designated bike lanes and hiking trails can help people be more active. Studies show that funding for active transportation programs and policies can help curb obesity and weight gain, while lowering your chances of heart disease and other chronic conditions.
If we want to increase funding for these critically important programs and policies, then your members of Congress need to hear from you. Please take just 30 seconds to tell your U.S. Representative and Senators to support active transportation programs and policies in the transportation reauthorization today!
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