Dems unveil a $50 million bicycle safety initiative
Posted On July 1, 2021
Democratic leaders on Wednesday unveiled a $1.1 billion initiative to fight bicycle accidents, with $50 billion spent over the next decade.
The plan would build on efforts begun by President Donald Trump to promote bicycling as a viable mode of transportation.
It would also provide funding for research on the benefits of bicycle safety, with more than $100 million to help schools and cities develop programs to increase bicycle use.
The initiative comes as the nation’s largest cities struggle to deal with the growing number of bike-related accidents.
Last year, more than 1,400 people were killed on U.S. roads.
The president has also taken steps to increase bike safety, including signing a $3 billion law in September that requires U.K. and American cities to adopt safe-bike-share programs by 2024.