Alissa Walker+ Your Authors @awalkerinLA I'm a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA. Urbanism editor at @Curbed. Easter-themed Peeps only, please. More 👧🏼👶🏼 and 🚲🚶🏼‍♀️🚍 on Instagram. Jul. 17, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

All five of these mayors are testifying about the climate impact of walking, biking, bus lanes, and congestion pricing—they just called on senators to pass the #CompleteStreetsAct 😍

Here's my story on five climate mayors asking for more help from the feds on transportation. "With your leadership, we can flip the narrative from ‘We can’t do that!’ to ‘How could we do that?’” —Portland Mayor @tedwheeler  https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/17/20698169/climate-mayors-transportation-senate-bill-peduto 

“Our ground transportation system needs to adapt with the times and move towards more biking, walking, mass transit, renewable fueled vehicles, and other new mobility options if we are to succeed in meeting our goals.” —Honolulu @MayorKirkHNL  https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/17/20698169/climate-mayors-transportation-senate-bill-peduto 

"We should be making those buses here, they should be employing people from Detroit, and we should be exporting them around the world." —Pittsburgh Mayor @billpeduto on electric buses  https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/17/20698169/climate-mayors-transportation-senate-bill-peduto 

"We are doing our part on the local level to address our climate crisis, but without significant federal action our efforts will not be enough." —St. Paul @MayorCarter_, who specifically asked for bike and pedestrian improvements  https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/17/20698169/climate-mayors-transportation-senate-bill-peduto 


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