Transportation Department Embraces Bikes, and Business Groups Cry FoulI wonder if LaHood - wasn't he the bad guy on Pale Rider? anyway - I wonder if Sec. LaHood realizes what pays for road maintenance.
By LEORA BROYDO VESTEL
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced “the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized.”
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a “major policy revision” that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving.
“Today I want to announce a sea change,” he wrote on his blog last week. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized.”
The new policy, which was introduced a few days after Mr. LaHood gave a well-received speech from atop a table at the National Bike Summit, is said to reflect the Transportation Department’s support for the development of fully integrated transportation networks.
It ain't bikes and pedestrians.
Start squeezing motorized vehicles off the roadways, and they'll have to start taxing walking and biking to make up for the shortfall.