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Federal Funding for Bike and Pedestrian Projects

With dedicated federal funding under attack this fall, Trenton Cycling Revolution sent a letter to Senator Lautenberg regarding the importance of transportation enhancements.

Here is one piece of the letter:

“Bicycle and pedestrian improvements can improve the economy of Trenton by making the city safer and more accommodating for tourists, as well as residents. Building bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure creates 46 percent more jobs than building road only projects, per million dollars spent. But these improvements will also help make it easier for Trenton’s kids to get active. Nearly 1 in 2 Trenton children is overweight or obese! These transportation enhancement programs are not inconsequential. The importance of their preservation cannot be understated.”