Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a “major policy revision” that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving.
“Today I want to announce a sea change,” he wrote on his blog last week. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized.”
The new policy, which was introduced a few days after Mr. LaHood gave a well-received speech from atop a table at the National Bike Summit, is said to reflect the Transportation Department’s support for the development of fully integrated transportation networks.
I guess he means this:
A view looking west on the Changan Avenue with the corner of the Great Hall of the People on the left. Beijing, China, 1981. Taken during the negotiations documented in A Fistful of Yuan.
I’ll also guess that those who oppose it will be labelled “counter-revolutionary double-dealing capitalist roaders,” but the Chinese received us well in those days.