I just found a link to this petition on Columbus Rides So, I followed it read the details and signed the petition.
Rails-To-Trails encourages you to send the link to 5 people, so I figured I could post it on my blog and more than 5 people will see it and hopefully sign.
“Within days of the president-elect taking office, Congress will likely pass a new large-scale economic recovery package, aiming to create millions of jobs.
A significant percentage of this package may be allocated specifically to transportation infrastructure. This presents both a threat and an opportunity.
The threat: Unless we speak up, these transportation funds will go overwhelmingly to road projects—the same unbalanced strategy that has created our existing transportation problems.
The opportunity: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, in partnership with Thunderhead Alliance and America Bikes, has collected a list of hundreds of ready-to-go active transportation projects from communities across the country. These projects would create new jobs and revitalize communities by funding trails, bike lanes, sidewalks and other infrastructure.” – text from Rails-To-Trails website
Follow the link to sign the petition> Rails-To-Trails