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Subject: Trail funding in Rhode Island gutted?


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


Will Rhode Island Slash Funds for Trails, Walking and Biking?

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.

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 Outreach
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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