Friday, April 22, 2011

Highway and Transportation Officials Back Off

From the League of American Bicyclists:

Thank you to the thousands of you who contacted the director of your state transportation agency regarding last week’s action alert.

Your voice has been heard loud and clear. Due to your combined efforts, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has withdrawn their recommendation to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to weaken the requirements for states to give “due consideration” to the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians when constructing roadways.

The League of American Bicyclists, the National Center for Biking and Walking, and America Bikes will be meeting with AASHTO officials next month to discuss this and other important issues.

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