Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

"Guerilla style" bike lanes in Guadalajara

A group of frustrated cyclists in Guadalajara, Mexico, created 5 km of bike lanes (2.5 km in each direction) on a street in a neighborhood that couldn't afford the costs. They also installed a few bike boxes, which give cyclists protected areas where they can pull ahead of cars at intersections with traffic lights.

Check out this fun video–the painting machine is pretty sweet to see in action.  The video reminds us of the power inherent within a unified grassroots effort. That's what it takes to get more bike lanes and better infrastructure for sustainable transportation.

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Candidates are hungry for your vote; now's a good time to get their attention.