Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Transportation's Department’s Bicycle Policy Hits Potholes

Every time I see or hear bicycle and bike path, it brings me back to the days of me riding my bike, no hands, no helmet, as fast as I can down the street that I lived on. Anyway, riding was fun back in the days and you did not need a path or someone to tell you when and where to ride.... Does it seem like we not only have China buying our debt and making our products, we are to me riding our bikes more..........I wish I still had that old 'bike of many pieces' was put together for me by my uncle and given to me as a gift, straw basket and all. It did not bother me in the least that we could not afford a new one.

Washington (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy.

LaHood says the government is going to give bicycling -- and walking, too -- the same importance as automobiles in transportation planning and the selection of projects for federal money. The former Republican congressman quietly announced the "sea change" in transportation policy last month.

"This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized," he wrote in his government blog.

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  1. Yup... Let's all just keep scaling back progress. I expect my local supermarket to be restocked daily by farmers on bicycles.

  2. As a former USCF road cyclist, the last thing a cyclist wants is another reason motorist to hate us. This is the kind of forced mandate that hurts riding on the road. Plus some poeople are just too stupid to be on a bike trail let along on the road.

  3. Yes Bill, is protecting/legislating against 'stupid' a 'forced mandate'?


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