Bicycle Policy Draws Mixed Reviews For Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood

"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."

Joan Lowy reports for the Huffington Post April 14, 2010.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010