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Published on May 15th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Overwhelming Support for Bike-Ped Funding, New Poll Finds

May 15th, 2012 by  


 
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A recent telephone poll of 1,003 Americans conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates and commissioned by America Bikes finds that 83% of Americans think bike-ped funding should be increased or, at the least, maintained. 47% stated that current funding levels should be increased.

“From this day forward, we can say with total confidence that this issue has bipartisan support and is in the national interest,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists.

And, notably, support was pretty even across political lines. “Among self-identified Republicans, 80 percent still favored maintaining or increasing bike-ped funding, compared to 88 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of Independents.”

It was also fairly even across geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

“Every way you cut the numbers, it makes it all the more perverse that a few members of Congress would be opposed to this,” Clarke told Streetsblog. (Bike-ped funding has been consistently attacked by certain leading members of one political party — can you guess which one that would be?)

For more information, check out the full Streetsblog post.

Image via AmericaBikes 
 

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