Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ride your bike to work

Okay, great I'll ride 30 miles on my bike to work, in 100+ degree heat, then ride home 30 miles.

Yup, that'll work out real well.

I hope they have a hospital bed reserved for me, if they'll allow it under the health care plan.

Transportation Department embraces bikes, and business groups cry foul
The New York Times

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 calls on state and local governments to go beyond minimum planning and maintenance requirements to provide convenient and safe amenities for bikers and walkers. “Walking and biking should not be an afterthought in roadway design,” the policy states.

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