Many of us were disappointed when the California state budget announced on May 14 did not include additional funding for the Active Transportation Program (ATP). However, additional ATP funding is now back on the table as budget talks continue.
The California Bicycle Coalition is urging interested parties to throw their support behind this issue. For those already on board that just want a quick check list of how to help, here are their recommendations:
1. Pledge your support at bit.ly/IncreaseATP
2. Call your Senator and Assemblymember and tell them to encourage legislative leadership to adopt the Assembly’s proposal to increase the ATP. Find your representative here: findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov
3. After you call, email your representatives to follow up, be sure to cc firstname.lastname@example.org