MAP-21 and Parks and Recreation
There’s a new, two-year federal surface transportation law in
town (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century– MAP-21), and, as expected,
major policy changes with regard to funding for walking and bicycling are
coming down the pike, so to speak.
We’d be dishonest if we didn’t share our genuine surprise
that the U.S. Congress, in an increasingly rare showing of cooperation and
sheer legislative will, was able to successfully pass a new two-year Surface
Transportation Act (MAP-21) in late June. We also would be remiss if we didn’t
express our strong disappointment in the way t....
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