This is apparently the new stance of our government presented to us by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters speaking on the PBS Newshour August 15.
Did anyone catch it? My local bicycle coalition has sent a response to Secretary Peters which can be read here: http://www.centrebike.org/
When I read the top about Secretary Peter's comments all sorts of thoughts went through my head and then I read the response and they pretty much nailed it. Please contact the DOT and your representative in congress to let them know your feelings on the subject.
Full transcript at PBS: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/trans...ure_08-15.html
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