Numero Uno: Last week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a groundbreakingÊ new bill to support bicycling and walking: the Active Community Transportation Act (H.R.4722) creates a competitive grant program with $2 Billion to help communities build bicycling and walking networks.Ê For the first time, communities would be able to compete for multi-year funding to build active transportation systems, just as they do for transit and road infrastructure.Ê And one of the seven original sponsors of the bill is MassachusettsÕ own Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA)!
Please call or write Congressman Markey's office to co-sponsor this bill
Rep. Markey, Edward [D] 202-225-2836
Numero Two: Join Bike to the Sea and other supporters of the Mystic Valley Active and Safe Transportation Network at 12 noon on Sunday April 11th at the Madeline English School (100 Woodville Street, Everett) for a tour of the proposed community paths that will comprise the Mystic Valley Active and Safe Transportation Network in Everett, Malden, Medford, Somerville and Charlestown. We'll tour both paved and unpaved paths so a hybrid or mountain bike is best.. Call Steve at 781-397-6893 for more info.. The ride will be 10 miles long and take under two hours..