US DoT promotes active transport

The Secretary of the Unites States Department of Transportation, Ray LaHood (see photo) issued a policy statement that set “walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.” The policy pressed for local and state agencies to “go beyond the minimum requirements, and proactively provide convenient, safe, and context-sensitive facilities that foster increased use by bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. LaHood is a Republican President Barack Obama tapped to prove he wasn’t bluffing about cultivating bipartisanship. Looks like a clever choice to me.

Nice little photo of him in this article that opposes the current car-centric policies of the USA.

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