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Active Transportation for America

October 20, 2008

In this era of traffic congestion, high gas prices, climate change, an obesity epidemic, and fiscal constraints, federal transportation funding has reached a critical crossroads.Decades of car-centered transportation policies have dead-ended in chronic congestion, crippling gas bills, and a highly inefficient transportation system that offers only one answer to most of our mobility needs -- the car.Investment now in a more diverse transportation system -- one that provides viable choices to walk and bike, and use public transportation in addition to driving -- will lead to a far more efficient use of transportation resources.Active transportation is the missing piece in our transportation system.