U.S. Census 2010: Coming soon, and surprisingly important for bicycling & walking

The 2010 United States Census is coming soon.

Census data has a surprising impact on planning and funding for bicycling and walking facilities, so MoBikeFed is partnering with Census 2010 to make sure you all know about the Census and how important it is to fill out and return your Census form when it arrives.

Missouri could easily lose a congressional district in this Census--but if we get a full, accurate count we may avoid losing it.

Some quick facts about the Census:
  • The census is a count of everyone living in the United States every 10 years.
  • The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
  • The next census is in 2010.
  • Your participation in the census is required by law.
  • It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
  • Federal law protects the personal information you share during the census.
  • Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year.