Biking and walking trails are important to me, to the future of our region and our country.
More people biking and walking will improve the health of our population, leading to reduced health care costs. Fewer cars on the road will lead to less dependence on foreign oil, less stress on our existing transportation infrastructure and better air quality. More biking and walking also leads buyers to consider homes closer to the city core, where they can choose from several options for short commutes, reducing sprawl.
It is amazing that a simple shift from car-dependence to a cycling or walking focus can benefit our communities in so many important ways - but only if we are not so short sighted that we ignore funding them, and only if people have a way to bike and walk safely.
Pennsylvania is getting ready to pass a new transportation budget, Please encourage our legislators to make sure that it includes money for alternative's to car only transportation.
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