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Connect America's Trails and Expand Access to Nature


In 2022, Congress authorized funding for the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP), a vital initiative that helps expand trails connecting people to nature, recreation, schools, workplaces, and their broader neighborhoods. 

Interconnected trails ensure safer commuting for pedestrians and cyclists, reducing reliance on cars and hazardous roads. Despite this importance, Congress allocated $0 for ATIIP during this year’s appropriations process.  

Tell Congress to fully fund ATIIP in the upcoming appropriations process!

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RE: Fully fund ATIIP in fiscal year 2025


As your constituent, I urge you to fully fund the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) in the fiscal year 2025 budget.

Prioritizing safe active-transportation infrastructure is crucial for addressing pressing environmental concerns and fostering healthier, more equitable communities.

Active transportation, which includes walking, cycling, and other forms of human-powered mobility, plays a vital role in reducing carbon emissions, alleviating traffic congestion, and promoting public health. By investing in ATIIP, Congress can accelerate the development of infrastructure that supports and encourages active modes of transportation, thus contributing to a cleaner environment and improved public health outcomes.

The benefits of active transportation infrastructure extend beyond environmental and health considerations. Accessible and well-designed walking and cycling routes enhance mobility options for individuals of all ages and abilities, leading to greater social inclusion and economic vitality.

Furthermore, prioritizing ATIIP funding aligns with broader efforts to address systemic inequalities in transportation planning and investment. Historically, marginalized communities have borne the brunt of inadequate transportation infrastructure, experiencing disproportionately high rates of traffic-related injuries, pollution exposure, and limited access to essential services. By prioritizing active transportation infrastructure in underserved areas, Congress can promote social equity and advance environmental justice goals.

As we confront the urgent challenges posed by our changing climate and public health crises, investing in active transportation infrastructure emerges as a pragmatic and forward-thinking solution. By fully funding ATIIP in the fiscal year 2025 budget, Congress can lay the groundwork for a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient transportation system that serves the needs of all Americans.

In conclusion, I implore you to prioritize the full funding of ATIIP in the upcoming budget cycle. Your commitment to supporting active transportation infrastructure will yield tangible benefits for our environment, public health, and economy while demonstrating your dedication to building a brighter future for generations to come.

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