Did You Know?

Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

Save TAP! Support federal funding for biking and walking

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The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a significant source of federal funding for biking and walking infrastructure in the Chicago region and across the country.

At less than 2 percent of the entire transportation bill, it's an efficient investment and a small price to pay for thousands of sustainable transportation projects in U.S. cities, towns and rural areas.

In the Chicago region, recent projects that received TAP funding include the Cal-Sag Trail, the 43rd Street Bike-Ped Access Bridge to the Lakefront Trail, the Addison Underbridge Connector (construction begins in 2016), and many others. 

Unfortunately, we've learned the program has become a bargaining chip in the U.S. House of Representatives during discussions about a long-term highway and transit bill. Any cuts or policy changes could be crippling for a program that's sorely needed to meet increasing demand for safe biking and walking options.

Click here to sign a letter to your member of Congress in support of federal funding for biking and walking infrastructure.