Send Your Remarks to the Finance, Revenue Bonding Committee BEFORE 11 am Mon. April 27
Okay bike ped supporters--it's time to act! Everybody who wants Connecticut to be a great place to bike and walk needs to send that message loud and clear to the legislative Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee before 11 am on Monday. That's when the Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on the Governor's transportation funding proposal, HB 6840.
The Governor's proposal includes $101 million for bike ped funding for 2016 through 2020, which is the "five year ramp up" phase of the 30 year plan. HB 6840 includes a variety of bonding requests that will allow the state to fund improvements to our active transportation system, including bike lanes, greenways, multiuse paths, and pedestrian networks, along with improvements to bridges, transit, rail and roads.
Act Fast! Tell the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee you want funding for a first-rate bike and pedestrian transportation system!
Please email your support for bike & pedestrian funding and HB 6840 in Word or PDF format to FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov before 11 am on Monday, April 27. State your support for bike ped funding and HB 6840 in the subject line. Include your name and town in your message.
Subject: Please support HB 6840 and bike and pedestrian funding
Sample message (tailor these points to make the message your own!) Be sure to include your name and town of residence.
To the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee:
As a member of Bike Walk Connecticut, I support the Governor's proposals to develop and fund a first-rate active transportation network of bike lanes, greenways, multiuse paths, and pedestrian infrastructure in Connecticut. Please support HB 6840.
For so many reasons, it's time for Connecticut to become a great place to bike and walk. Please support HB 6840.
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