Urge your congressperson to use the federal stimulus package for biking, walking and transit projects.
Remember: A hand-written or hand-signed letter mailed to your congressperson is the most effective way to reach him or her. Find out who represents you at www.ILGA.gov.
Here is an example letter you can send your congressperson:
Dear [your congressperson],
Money is coming in from the federal stimulus package, and you will be asked to vote on how it is spent. I urge you to demand that biking, walking and transit projects are appropriately funded.
These are projects in Chicagoland that are eligible for stimulus package funding:
Sidewalk and ADA curb ramp improvements (all communities)
Bike boulevards and bike lanes (all communities)
Green and bike-friendly buses (CTA and Pace)
Bus rapid transit (CTA)
Eliminate slow zones (CTA)
Burnham Greenway (South Cook County)
Deerfield Road Bike Path (Lake County)
Safe Routes to School Will-Center Road sidewalk (Monee)
Illinois Prairie Path Bridge over EJ&E Railroad (DuPage County)
Stearns Road Bridge at Fox River (Kane County)
Chicago Avenue streetscape (Evanston)
Let us know who you contact. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for advocating!