I was certain that local pundit George Will has looked up from his Baseball almanac (while being chauffeured to the Newseum) long enough to see a few of DC's many cyclists. It seems not
Where to start? Does LaHood really think Americans were not avid drivers before a government highway program "promoted" driving? Does he think 0.01 percent of Americans will ever regularly bike to work?
Matthew Yglesias astutely points out.
Update: Here's the original story that probably started this all.
This will let residents of cities like New York or Chicago "simply walk out of their door and not have to get into an automobile," but instead ride bikes, light rail, or buses, the transportation secretary explained.