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Friday, May 7, 2010

An Interstate Biking System?

Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, is pushing the idea of a nationwide interstate biking system.

"We’ve put almost all of our resources into roads," LaHood says. "If the commitment when President Eisenhower signed the interstate bill had been to high-speed inner-city rail, we'd be in the same position Europe and Asia are in today."

LaHood is also considering the idea of a nationwide interstate biking system — the two-wheel equivalent of Eisenhower’s highway system.

"We know that 90 percent of the people aren't going to be cycling to work," he says. "But that opportunity and that option and that kind of alternative is something we think people want."

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