Sunday, March 15, 2009
And thus the Tennessee delegation set about their work on capitol hill this past week. We had a total of 8 meetings--I attended 5--and won support from most of the congresspeople and senators we met with. Congressman Cohen was especially supportive--agreeing to co-sponsor Complete Streets legislation, support the American Bikes Agenda in the new Transportation Bill, and likely will endorse the CLEAN TEA provision of the new climate bill.
I know this might all sound like a lot of political mumbo jumbo, but it's important stuff. This year we will likely see more federal money dedicated for cycling than ever before in our nation's history. That means more riders, riding more safely, more often. I have VERY brief issue sheets on each of the things I've mentioned. Hit me up if you want to know more.