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*Subject:* Trail funding in Rhode Island gutted?

Don’t let vital funding for trails, walking and biking disappear.

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Hi Andy,

*Terrible news from Providence*: Transportation officials want to slash
millions of dollars in funding for trails, walking and biking in Rhode
Island—*and that could cancel or delay dozens of projects statewide*.

*Take action now: Tell your elected officials and state transportation
officials to preserve funding for trails, walking and biking projects.*

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is proposing to
transfer nearly $27 million from the Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP)—in Rhode Island, the largest dedicated source of funding for trails,
walking and biking projects—to other uses.

This transfer would slash critical funding needed for 35 projects across
the state—including the South County Bike Path, the Aquidneck Island
Bikeway-Melville Connector and $1.8 million for 20 miles of on-street
bicycle infrastructure in Providence. Other projects, such as Providence's
City Walk, would face significant delays. Many local communities have
planned for years or even decades to make these projects possible.

Make no mistake: *This proposal would steal funding from projects that make
Rhode Island safer for people who walk and bike.*

*Write the governor, your legislators and transportation officials today.
Tell them not to take funding away from trails, walking and biking.*

Please be sure to take action before the public comment period closes
on *Thursday,
Feb. 28.*


*Andrew Dupuy Manager of Policy OutreachRails-to-Trails Conservancy*

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