Great news--Princeton Survey just did a national poll finding that the overwhelming majority of Americans want to maintain or increase federal funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bike paths. Just in time for Bike to Work Day!

America Bikes is having a press conference about the survey results with pro-bike members of Congress, and you're invited. Will you come kick off Bike Month by showing your support for federal bike funding?

The press conference will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 9:30 until 10:15 AM at the House Triangle (map:

Speakers at the press conference will include Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Andy Clarke of the League of American Bicyclists, and Angela Fox of the Crystal City BID. Speakers will join America Bikes to call for the continuation of federal funding for biking and walking infrastructure.

DC, Maryland, and Virginia have all used federal funding to build bike infrastructure. Bike funding needs to stay!

Please consider coming next Wednesday morning. If you have questions, feel free to email me at mlhall {at} americabikes dot org.

Also, this press conference will take place on the heels of a National Bike to School Day celebration in Lincoln Park. From 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., school children will gather in Lincoln Park and ride in “bike trains” to nearby Capitol Hill public schools. Cutest transportation ever.

Mary Lauran