Outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood was on the Diane Rehm show yesterday and naturally he spent some time talking about bikes and specifically mentioning DC.
We're very proud of the bike share program, particularly in communities like Washington, D.C., Denver, Colo. Rahm Emanuel, the new mayor of Chicago, has hired the fellow who developed the bike share program here in Washington, Gabe Klein. He wants to develop one of the biggest bike share programs. People in communities like Chicago, like Denver, even communities like my own hometown of Peoria, Ill., people want alternative forms of transportation. They want to be -- if -- some people want to ride their bike to work.
Washington, D.C. has one of the largest bike share programs where you can rent a bike. And there are bike lanes now on the street, a little bit of irritation to some people, but I think people are becoming accustomed to them now and realize that this is a form of transportation for people.