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Tell Congress: Trails Transform America

Congress is working on the next major federal transportation bill, which will guide how decisions are made about transportation spending—including funding for trails, walking and biking—for years to come.

Sidewalks, bikeways, pedestrian and bicycle trails, and other active transportation projects are wise investments that cost a fraction of what it takes to build highways and roads, while providing outsized benefits to society. Our newest research shows that focused investments in connecting trails and active transportation networks—closing key gaps across urban, suburban and rural communities and state lines—will pay huge dividends in mobility, economic, health and climate benefits.

Take action now: Tell Congress that active transportation systems matter to you. Now is the time to make wise investments in trails, walking and biking in the next transportation bill and support increased investment in Transportation Alternatives and the Recreational Trails Program. Personalized messages work best. Be sure to tell your elected officials why trail and active transportation networks are important to you.


  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative


Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]