Editorial: Bill hijacks more money for trails and cycle paths | Notice

Editorial: Bill hijacks more money for trails and cycle paths |  Notice

We have not verified the testimony on every bill in the Legislature. In terms of volume of written testimonyhowever, Senate Bill 395 may be at the top.

It increases the necessary expenditure for hiking and cycling trails from 1% to 5% of the amounts received from the National Highway Fund. This would mean a reduced percentage of the money allocated to directly service cars and trucks.

It is supported by groups in central Oregon, such as Commute Options and Central Oregon LandWatch.

“While we recognize the benefits of road projects, spending on improving cycling and walking routes can prove to be even more beneficial with a lower investment of…

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