Thursday, March 18, 2010

LaHood: a pro-bicycle (and pedestrian) Transportation Secretary

I would have thought this would have garnered a lot more attention!

This week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said: "People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized," he said. "We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging investments that go beyond the minimum requirements and provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities."

Photo by Jeffrey Martin courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists.

And how cool is it that LaHood has his own blog???

The full policy statement is located on the USDOT Federal Highway Administration web site.

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