42 U.S. Code § 16103 - Conserve by Bicycling Program
In this section:
The term “program” means the Conserve by Bicycling Program established by subsection (b).
There is established within the Department of Transportation a program to be known as the “Conserve by Bicycling Program”.
(1) In general
In carrying out the program, the Secretary shall establish not more than 10 pilot projects that are—
A pilot project described in paragraph (1) shall—
(C) facilitate partnerships among interested parties in at least 2 of the fields of—
(d) Energy and bicycling research study
(1) In general
Not later than 2 years after August 8, 2005, the Secretary shall enter into a contract with the National Academy of Sciences for, and the National Academy of Sciences shall conduct and submit to Congress a report on, a study on the feasibility of converting motor vehicle trips to bicycle trips.
The study shall—
(B) determine the type and duration of motor vehicle trips that people in the United States may feasibly make by bicycle, taking into consideration factors such as—
(C) determine any energy savings that would result from the conversion of motor vehicle trips to bicycle trips;
(e) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section $6,200,000, to remain available until expended, of which—
(2) $300,000 shall be used by the Secretary to coordinate, publicize, and disseminate the results of the program; and