A new report and corresponding infographic (above) by AmericaBikes.org show broad support for bicycle infrastructure funding in the United States. For me, it was fascinating to learn that this support crossed party lines and geographic boundaries. Here are some findings from the study:
- 83% of those interviewed support preserving or growing federal funding for sidewalks, bike infrastructure.
- 80% of Republicans and 88 percent of Democrats think Congress should preserve or increase funding for biking and walking.
- 85% of Northeasterners, 79 percent of Midwesterners, 84 percent of Southerners, and 84 percent of Westerners support preservation or increased funding for sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure.
- 91% of those interviewed between the ages of 18 and 29 support preservation or increased funding for sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure.
For more details on the study, see: AmericaBikes.org
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