The following is a press release from the US Department of Transportation.
On June 9, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reiterated the warning of our Beyond Traffic draft 30-year transportation forecast.
“A tidal wave is coming for us in transportation, a wave of people and freight,” Foxx said. “Our infrastructure system, which struggles to meet its current challenges, won’t be able to ride the coming wave. Especially when you consider today’s transportation funding situation.”
Fortunately, many communities across the U.S. —like those in our Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets— have embraced an approach that reduces roadway congestion and stretches our transportation dollars: bicycle infrastructure.
Even better, improving bicycle infrastructure boosts economic growth.
Learn more about the value of bike infrastructure on our Fast Lane blog.