Take the Pledge: Make a personal commitment to walk and bike more and drive less and add your name to the growing list of people calling on their political leaders for more active transportation choices in their communities.
Burn Calories, Not Carbon!™:
Why you should take the pledge:
Did you know nearly half of all trips in the United States are three miles or less, and the vast majority of these trips are still taken by car? Trails and transit create opportunities to drive less. And choosing to walk and bike instead is a positive response to the twin challenges of climate change and expanding waistlines. Burn Calories, Not Carbon!™ It's good for your body and good for our world.
What Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is doing:
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is already the largest transportation recycling program in the country—helping turn unused railroad lines into trails. Now we’re taking those trails and the people and places they connect and championing a new future for transportation: active transportation.
Active transportation is travel powered by human energy using trails, walking and biking. To encourage active transportation, communities must create seamless networks of accessible trails, sidewalks and on-road biking facilities.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation is working to make trails, walking and biking mainstream transportation options for all Americans. Everyday, we’re building grassroots support and advocating policies that ensure the creation of infrastructure and programs to support active transportation. The end goal: doubling of the federal investment in trails, walking and biking in the next reauthorization of the federal transportation bill in 2010.
This campaign cannot succeed without you! To make the strongest, most passionate case for national support for trails, walking and biking, we need you as a part of this grassroots movement. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will help you:
- Make your voice heard.
- Share your experiences.
- Shape the future of your community.
Join the movement, today. Take the pledge.