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April 19, 2010

Ray LaHood's bike policy is hitting some potholes

  • The Transportation secretary quietly announced a “sea change” in transportation policy last month but reaction from conservatives and industry has been hostile.
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON — 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.

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