Congress is debating a massive investment in infrastructure that could reshape our transportation system across the nation. We cannot let people who bike be left out of this Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
We need your voice today, as key decisions are being made on the future of infrastructure funding.
Tell your senator(s) that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework must incorporate key bike safety and infrastructure provisions from BOTH the House and Senate transportation reauthorization bills. Right now, the Senate is working on a Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that may not go far enough to keep people on bikes and other vulnerable road users safe.
We need Senate Democrats to work with their counterparts in the House in support of a framework and bill that includes better biking and walking through equitable access, safe streets for all, and “fix it right” provisions. Please urge your senator(s) to commit to a final framework that works for all people who use our transportation system.
Top Three League Priorities for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework:
Equitable Access Across Modes. In order to ensure all people have equitable access to transportation systems, agencies should be measuring how zip code, income level, or disability impacts connectivity.
Safe Streets for All. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework must invest in infrastructure that will keep those who bike, walk, or roll safe as they use the road.
Fix It Right. The nation’s transportation infrastructure is in disrepair. Congress should require states and municipalities to fix existing roads before building new ones, and to fix it right by making roads safer and more accessible regardless of whether you are biking, walking, rolling, driving or taking transit.
While the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework contains many promising investments, these key pro-bicycling provisions must be included. In order for the Senate bill to reach its full potential, Senators must ensure that these key provisions are added to make bicycling more accessible to everyone and keep vulnerable road users safe. Further, Senators must also advocate for the final bill to go to conference committee where the best ideas from both the House and the Senate bills could be included in the final law.