LaHood: bikes good, freight transport bad.

Ah, there’s no insularity like urban insularity.

(Via AoSHQ Headlines) Elections have consequences.  Here, have some.

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.”

(Original italics restored) Well, it’s not like cities needed cheap fresh produce anyway*… oh.  Wait.  The entire history of civilization has been geared towards providing precisely that.  A pity that nobody explained to this administration how the food gets into supermarkets in the first place, yes?

Moe Lane

*I can’t wait to see what a pedal-operated eighteen-wheeler looks like.

No, really.  I can’t wait.


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