Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blumenauer Champions the Importance of Bike Trail Funding

Once again, Representative Blumenauer comes to the rescue of bicyclists and bicycling infrastructure.

The world as Senator Tom Coburn would have it.
When Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) tried to portray bicycle path signage as "wasteful," Rep. Blumenauer set him straight with good old fashioned facts and figures.

For some reason politicians have no problem with throwing money at endless roads, lanes, and automotive spending ad nauseum. But when it comes to alternative transportation in general, and human powered transportation specifically, they are dead set against it. I guess they prefer pollution, obesity, traffic congestion, and traffic fatalities to environmental awareness, healthy communities, and family-friendly trails. Or do they just like the money from auto and petroleum lobbyists.

Hmmmmmm? You decide.


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