There's an article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer about Jeff Mapes' book "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities" (via RPUS). The article doesn't go too much into the actual "how" but some examples are:
Mapes cites a marvelous example, which I've lately seen exiting the University of Washington down toward University Village. The road crosses the popular Burke-Gilman Trail. A majority of motorists slow, almost to a complete stop, watching for bikes.
Apparently the book has high praise for George W. Bush and even quotes him and his father
Former President Bush, an avid mountain biker, gets accolades. Despite right-wing grumbles, W. signed a transportation bill that contained a $100 million model program, providing $25 million apiece for four communities to see if they could increase the percentage of trips taken by bicycle.
Asked by Bicycling magazine if his riding enthusiasm was a factor in approving the bill, Bush replied: "Absolutely. The more accessible (streets and paths) are for bikes, the more likely it is that people will use them. But it's got to start at the local level."Along the lines of quotable quotes, try this one on for size: "The more I think about U.S. domestic transportation problems... the more I see an increased role for the bicycle in American life." George H.W. Bush, U.S. ambassador to China, 1975
And there's a local mention
Which brings up the question of why Kriston Capps is against independence for women?