Action Alert - October 2013
Take Action for Greenways and Trails: Two opportunities for bike and pedestrian improvements.
PennDOT Needs Your Input
Where do you think walking and biking trails or connections are needed? Where do you experience "problem" areas for speeding, traffic congestion, road damage, or unsafe pedestrian crossing?
Help the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission determine their priorities for funding by taking the short survey, ranking issues, and mapping your concerns.
In the Prioritize Section of the survey, please join with us to ask PennDOT to prioritize bicycle and pedestrian safety. In the Add A Comment Section, ask them to consider creating or improving river access when working on local or state bridge projects. Thank you!
PA State Transportation Commission Public Input Survey
Deadline: October 7, 2013
Our governor will soon be deciding the fate of our state's transportation funding. If you want safer roads and bridges, bike and pedestrian facilities, and road programs that reduce water pollution, join us and contact your representative this week!
Our state has 9,000 miles of roads in poor condition and 4,400 deficient bridges. Obviously, the current level of state transportation funding does not adequately meet our needs. Moreover, 59% PA voters have said they are willing to pay $2.50/week to improve safety and relieve congestion.
The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) recognizes that the passage of a comprehensive PA transportation funding bill will positively impact Susquehanna Greenway communities by increasing state funding for multi-modal transportation programs. Robust multi-modal systems help to promote tourism and use of our region's system of water and land trails, reduce congestion on roads, and promote in-fill development that preserves green space and supports vibrant towns.
SGP joins with other members of the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition to support the passage of a $2.5 billion comprehensive funding bill. Tell your legislator to support these key components of the bill that will make our communities, environment and the people of PA healthier:
We are working hard to ensure that our legislators support dedicated transportation funding for walking, biking and greenway connections - our Board of Directors has adopted these transportation priorities and has been advocating and meeting with representatives. You can show your support by:
Thank you for supporting bike, pedestrian, and river connections along the Susquehanna Greenway!