Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Take Action: Get Florida Up to Speed on Transportation

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Tell the Governor and Transportation Secretary to Get to Work on Transportation Choices
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Did you know that Florida is the most dangerous state to walk to work in?1 According to a report released yesterday by Transportation for America, the four metro areas with the highest pedestrian fatality rates are all Floridian cities. The problem? Roads designed for cars and not people.

This is something we can fix.
 Florida needs to take the lead in providing transportation choices that will keep our communities safer, healthier and break our addiction to oil. We need clean, green solutions like better mass transit and routes that promote safe walking and bicycling.

Tell Governor Rick Scott and new Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad that we should get to work and create a 21st century transportation system in Florida.
 We need infrastructure that provides transportation choices and allows us to break our addiction to oil.

Our current transportation system is unsafe, unhealthy and unsustainable. As long as our state remains dependent upon oil and continues to build new, unnecessary highways, Floridians will continue to suffer from tailpipe pollution, lack of transportation choices, and increased prices at the pump.

Cleaner and greener transportation choices mean less pollution, less congestion, and a better environment for all Floridians. 
Investing in a 21st century transportation system also creates more jobs than building roads that Florida doesn't need.

Take action now and send a message to Governor Scott and Secretary Prasad!

Thanks for all you do for the environment.

Sincerely,

Marti Daltry
Sierra Club

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[1] "Dangerous By Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths" Transportation for America. Report released May 25, 2011.