U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood took the opportunity on Earth Day to write about the funding opportunities for cycling and the importance the new administration places on transportational cycling on his blog "Fastlane".
When I told the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit that "Cyclists are important users of America's transportation systems," I meant it. And, when I wrote that "With DOT, bicyclists have a full partner in working toward livable communities," I meant that as well. President Obama has challenged us to transform the way transportation serves the American people by creating more choices and encouraging less carbon-intensive transportation, and we are working hard on that challenge.
The response from cyclists (this one included) has been overwhelmingly positive.
Beyond DC compares this Secretary of Transportation with the last.
Photo by WABA - btw, these bikes weren't always included as part of the display of transportation systems at the US DOT headquarters and were added in, I think, after Peters left.