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This alert came in from the League of American Bicyclists:
"A few months ago, many of you signed the League's Right to the Road petition, regarding a mandatory sidepath provision in the Senate transportation bill. We have carried your signature along with 14,000 others to Capitol Hill, asking for the change.
"Senators Jeffrey Merkley of Oregon and Al Franken of Minnesota are leading an effort to have this provision removed. Some other Senate offices still aren't convinced that their constituents care about the issue, however. So we now need to ask you to contact your Senator directly on the matter. You can use our action center to send an email to your Senators, or call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your Senate office.
"If you call, simply tell the staffer you speak with that you're opposed to restricting bicycle use on federal lands - the law unfairly and unreasonably restricts cycling at a time when we should be encouraging bicycling for transportation, health, recreation, air quality and a host of other reasons."