File this under Hope-y Change-y 1 (or whatever the hell S. Palin is saying these days):
From: John H.
Subject: Maybe Of Interest?
Why does one bit of good news for bicyclists evoke so much hate?
I’m going to the Moab Gran Fondo, May 1 then heading back to MI shortly thereafter until early Nov. I’ll miss the 12%+ climbs in PV.
I’ve heard good things about that Gran Fondo. Have a good time out there.
About that article:
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy.
LaHood says the government is going to give bicycling – and walking, too – the same importance as automobiles in transportation planning and the selection of projects for federal money. The former Republican congressman quietly announced the “sea change” in transportation policy last month.
“This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized,” he wrote in his government blog.
Read the rest: huffingtonpost.com/bicycle-policy-ray-lahood.
That is just a breath of fresh air, isn’t it?by