Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mr. CO2-fearing Transportation Secretary, tear down these highways!

We’re tearing this highway down, Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood says | Grist
It's one thing to talk about designing cities and towns for people instead of cars, as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has done.

It's another thing make good on that pledge by tearing tear down elevated highways that prevent foot traffic and isolate neighborhoods from each other.
Flashback: Transportation Department Embraces Bikes, and Business Groups Cry Foul -
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.”

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