Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AAA Pushes to Cut Trail Funding. Speak Up Now!

We have received this letter from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. We felt that it was important to share with our WalkBikeBerks' members and readers.

Ask AAA to be part of America's transportation future! Sign the petition.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) wants Congress to cut long-standing programs that support trails, biking and walking in order to divert those funds to the highway system. (Read the background.)
These programs have played a major role in the development of more than 19,000 miles of rail-trail across the country, most likely including your favorite local trail. These trails and other walking and bicycling facilities allow individuals across the country to enjoy the outdoors and safely and easily travel without a car for many short trips—while saving money and gas, and getting exercise in the process.
AAA has forgotten that bicyclists and trail lovers drive, support AAA, pay gas taxes and want balanced transportation systems that provide the choice to get around in a variety of ways.

Help us help them remember!

Dear AAA,
I am one of tens of millions of Americans who

want safe, convenient places to bicycle and walk.

AAA, be a part of America’s transportation future!
Say YES to the federal programs that fund all ways

of getting around—including trails, bicycling and walking!
Sign the Petition:
Go to the petition page now.

Thank you,
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


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