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Old 04-25-10, 04:49 PM   #1
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Transportation Secretary strongly behind bicycling....

NPR interviewed Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation, about his proposed programs to greatly improve cycling in urban areas today.
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http://www.app.com/article/20100414/...-with-industry

Evidently some industry types feel that the small segment of the population that actually rides does not justify the expense... But if there were better facilities there would be more cyclists.
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"LaHood went out on a limb for cyclists," Joe Lindsey wrote on Bicycling.com. "He said stuff no Transportation secretary's ever said, and is backing it up with action."
I hope this is the case. I don't really pay much attention to polyticks, though.
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The jokes on cyclists - was in St Louis to commission the start of the New Mississippi river bridge - the one with no pedestrian of bike lanes - yuk yuk yuk .....

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NPR interviewed Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation, about his proposed programs to greatly improve cycling in urban areas today.
Here's an article:

http://www.app.com/article/20100414/...-with-industry

Evidently some industry types feel that the small segment of the population that actually rides does not justify the expense... But if there were better facilities there would be more cyclists.
They most likely also don't feel the need for more buses and light rail or regular rail transportation in large metro areas. When gas goes up again, more people will be looking for that public transportation, and it won't be there, just like the bicycle infrastructure.
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The jokes on cyclists - was in St Louis to commission the start of the New Mississippi river bridge - the one with no pedestrian of bike lanes - yuk yuk yuk .....
why is that a problem? it's an eastern INTERSTATE fer criminy. The joke is st. louis in and of itself.

Expect to see an improvement for bicyclists in ST Louis in the coming years, and most other first, second and third tier cities in the USA as they work to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions, boost active transportation, improve public health, tackle obesity and child diabetes......

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