- Regional Bike to School Day Press Release.
- "Very few TIGER programs were exclusively for biking and walking, but many road or bridge projects incorporated transit or bike/ped into them"
- BikePortland on the new SecDOT: "As for bicycling, Foxx has actively supported it. He's held an annual "Bike to Breakfast" event and he hops on a road bike to help launch "Bike Charlotte," an annual cycling promotional campaign. When Charlotte launched their bike share system last summer,Foxx grinned for the local media during the inaugural ride."
- Georgia Republican Congress-member Rob Woodall, on Safe Routes to schools: “I walked to school every day of my elementary school life — unless I was riding my new Huffy bike that Santa Claus brought one of those years — and when an intersection got to be too busy, the community got together and we put in a traffic light there, and crosswalks,” Woodall said. “And when it still was too busy, we put in a crossing guard. The community had this need and this concern, and the community solved these things.”
- Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) responds “You may not think SRTS is a high national priority… [but people around the country] look at the disproportionate number of people who are killed in pedestrian and bike accidents, and look at how little federal money flows in terms of that allocation and they think maybe there is a national priority...Choices went away because we put almost everything into the highway and into the individual automobile,”
- Janet Kavinoky of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on user fees for transportation "“I can certainly say that in the discussions we’ve started having with our members, we’ve begun saying, ‘Well, if you’re using a road, or you’re using a bike path, or you’re using the rails for transit, we ought to consider the different forms of revenue that may come to that to support investment,’” she said. “I think that’s an open question for us.” [WC: What's wrong with taxing pollution and income?]
- This story about bike share coming to NYC and about the conflicts that are already taking hold is very good. "On Wednesday night, a litany of grievances were heard at a town-hall meeting in Clinton Hill, in Brooklyn, which had been organized by Councilwoman Letitia James to address concerns about the way in which the bike program was unfolding. The undercurrent was the contest between young and old, between churchgoer and heathen, between the preservationist and the futurist, the realist and the skeptic. The bike stations were usurping parking spots — churches depend on street parking. Older people who are more car-reliant than Bianchi-reliant worried about parking as well; they also worried that bike stations positioned in the wrong places could make it harder to navigate sidewalks and cross the streets." Remember this? That station is now one of CaBi's busiest and I bet people who live on the SE side of the park wish they didn't have to walk two extra blocks to get to it.