Grassroots support makes the difference.

The U.S. Senate resoundingly defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s proposal this morning to strip the transportation enhancements budget and reallocate money traditionally spent on bicycling and walking infrastructure to bridge repairs. The vote, 60-38, affirms bipartisan support for cost-effective investments in facilities that make bicycling and walking safer and easier.

Thanks to all Bikes Belong supporters for taking the time to email your U.S. Senators. Bikes Belong-backers and our partners generated more than 50,000 letters in 48 hours.

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