Obama Bicycle Policy Praised By Cyclists in Chicago

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that that the federal government is going to give bicycling the same importance as automobiles and trucks in planning and selection of federal projects. Secretary LaHood posted on a government blog: “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized”. LaHood’s blog recommends, for example, including biking and walking lanes on bridges and clearing snow from bike paths.

LaHood’s announcement was praised by biking organizations such as League of American Bicyclists along with local Chicago bicyclist groups.