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Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Feds Deem Pedestrians, Cyclists and Motorists Equals

    By Jason Kambitsis

    Wired.com | March 19, 2010 12:48 pm

    At long last, the feds have said the needs of pedestrians and cyclists must be placed alongside, not behind, those of motorists.

    In what amounts to a sea change for the Department of Transportation, the automobile will no longer be the prime consideration in federal transportation planning. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the needs of pedestrians and cyclists will be considered along with those of motorists, and he makes it clear that walking and riding are “an important component for livable communities.”

    “People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning,” LaHood wrote on his blog. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.”

    READ MORE: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/03/lahood-policy-statement/#ixzz0iwEEtQzb

    #355685

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    About time.

    #355686

    Analogue Kid
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    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    #355687

    gramarye
    Participant

    I object to these newfangled impediments to my God-given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    #355688
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    gramarye wrote >>
    I object to these newfangled impediments to my God-given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    #355689

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    O I am sure there will be a thread on topix about how this is the next Obamacare Socialist plot to erode the freedom America once stood for.

    #355690

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>

    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    O I am sure there will be a thread on topix about how this is the next Obamacare Socialist plot to erode the freedom America once stood for.

    Stay clear of my SUV and we’ll get along just fine, thanks.

    #355691

    bababoohi
    Member

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>

    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    O I am sure there will be a thread on topix about how this is the next Obamacare Socialist plot to erode the freedom America once stood for.

    I highly doubt anyone would have taken it there.

    #355692

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    bababoohi wrote >>

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>

    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    O I am sure there will be a thread on topix about how this is the next Obamacare Socialist plot to erode the freedom America once stood for.

    I highly doubt anyone would have taken it there.

    Just give Rush a day or two to finish packing and getting his passport in order…

    #355693
    rus
    rus
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    bababoohi wrote >>

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>

    Analogue Kid wrote >>
    That’s pretty awesome, although I’m sure some people will complain about these newfangled impediments to their god given right to drive without stopping for anything.

    O I am sure there will be a thread on topix about how this is the next Obamacare Socialist plot to erode the freedom America once stood for.

    I highly doubt anyone would have taken it there.

    Yeah… much more obvious to say it’s a plot to force drivers to randomly install temporary speed bumps on federally funded roads… ;-)

    #355694

    Sounds good, but so did Columbus officially adopting complete streets. It’s all about how it plays out in practice.

    #355695
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    As a pedestrian, I want some regulations controlling those frakking cyclists who almost run me down every day. Follow the frakking rules of the road you fools! I’ve got rights too!

    #355696

    gramarye
    Participant

    Also, I demand Congressional investigations and hearings on “corking.”

    #355697

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    hugh59 wrote >>
    As a pedestrian, I want some regulations controlling those frakking cyclists who almost run me down every day. Follow the frakking rules of the road you fools! I’ve got rights too!

    Yeah, sidewalk cycling needs to end.

    #355698
    hugh59
    hugh59
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    I ride my bike on good weather days. I ride ON the street. I obey the traffic rules. If I want to use a cross walk or a sidewalk, I get off my bike and I walk it.

    I do NOT own the road. I get t’eed off at people who think they do.

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