Federal Priorities

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  • Ensure that programs that fund active transportation, including bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, safety programming, and research are increased or, at a minimum, maintained at existing levels in the federal transportation budget.
  • Provide full, dedicated, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million, and oppose proposed cuts of percent.

» Make permanent the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant program to provide funding to create and revitalize urban parks.

» Oppose reductions in appropriations to other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would cut funds for programs that are critical to New Yorkers, such as Energy Star, Superfund sites, air-quality monitoring, and cleanup of the Great Lakes.

  • Develop roll-on service for bicycles on Amtrak trains, supporting trail-related tourism.
  • Implement a national Complete Streets standard.
    • Improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians by including specific goals and performance measures in Federal transportation funding bills.
    • Support new funding mechanisms for Complete Streets and encourage funding equity in low-income communities.
    • Support the work of the U.S. Climate Alliance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet and possibly exceed their portion of U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement.