Friday, February 6, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Autoist and Bike Foe

Over at Bikeportland, Jonathan has the story about an attempt to prohibit stimulus funds for any bicycle infrastructure. The stimulus package represents an opportunity to take bicycle infrastructure up a notch, and to move on weaning ourselves from foreign oil. But DeMint implicitly endorses the old story of bikes as playthings. This would be a disappointing compromise for the Senate to make.

[update - Huffington Post has Rep. Earl Blumenauer's response.]

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