Rails-to-Trails petitions against AAA funding cut proposal

From Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

More than 25,000 people have added their names to Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) petition calling on the American Automobile Association (AAA) to support the programs that fund trails, walking and bicycling.

Since we launched this campaign, AAA chapters from around the country have asserted that they do support trails, walking and bicycling. But if AAA Mid-Atlantic’s position on federal transportation funding were implemented nationally, the effect would be devastating to the trails, walking and bicycling movement.

It doesn’t matter where you live, or whether you are a member of a particular chapter of AAA. Such a federal policy change would affect everyone.

We want AAA National to disavow AAA Mid-Atlantic’s call to eliminate the funding of our programs through federal transportation dollars. Since 1991, these successful programs have helped build more than 19,000 miles of rail-trails and many thousands of miles of other bicycling and walking facilities around the country—likely including your favorite pathway.

Help spread the word! Pass on the petition to your friends and family by asking them to visit  www.railstotrails.org/AAA.

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