Last week, in a post about bike funding, I alluded to a proposal to allow more bike facilities to be funded as part of transit projects. Now Congressman Blumenaur’s office is urging advocates to comment on the proposal:
Dear Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Friends and Colleagues,
As Jonathan Maus posted in the Nov. 16 edition of BikePortland.org, the Federal Transit Administration is currently accepting comments on a new policy that would extend and more clearly define the ‘catchment area’ for bikes and pedestrians around transit stops and stations.
I urge you to comment on the proposed policy. After all, who knows more about transit, bicycle and pedestrian behavior, needs and facilities than you? Communities across the country would benefit from your comments and recommendations.
You can find the policy, as well as the procedure for comments at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-27240.pdf. The deadline is January 12, 2010; contact names and addresses and requirements are listed in the document.
A final request: please cc me on any comments you submit, so I can share them with my colleagues in DC.
Advisor for Livable Communities
Congressman Earl Blumenauer