Secretary LaHood and the new bike/pedestrian policy statement

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has just announced a “major policy revision . . . a sea change. . . . This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized” …more

Policy Statement

The DOT policy is to incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects. Every transportation agency, including DOT, has the responsibility to improve conditions and opportunities for walking and bicycling and to integrate walking and bicycling into their transportation systems. Because of the numerous individual and community benefits that walking and bicycling provide — including health, safety, environmental, transportation, and quality of life — transportation agencies are encouraged to go beyond minimum standards to provide safe and convenient facilities for these modes.

Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/policy_accom.htm

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