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 make permanent the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant program 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.
  • Implement a national Complete Streets standard, and support new funding mechanisms for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, with a special focus on advancing funding equity in low-income communities.
  • Improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians by including specific goals and performance measures in Federal transportation funding bills.
  • Support the work of the U.S. Climate Alliance and Powering Past Coal coalitions to maintain U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.