If you are a member of the League of American Bicyclists, or a supporter of the Safe Routes to School programs, you may have already received notification about this. Following last year's near disastrous transportation bill that passed through Congress (yes, there is a metaphor in there), Kentucky's Senator Paul Rand has put in motion an amendment to finish the job. The amendment, added to this year's Transportation Appropriations bill, would do away with the pitiful 2% to 3% of funds granted to alternative modes of transportation, including biking and walking. The Safe Routes National Partnership notice of this impending mistake is here:
If you are so inclined, this would seem to be a good time to let your voice be heard.