Well, with Peters and the rest if the old administration gone from DC, blown away with the winds of the November election like so much hanging chad, we've got a new Secretary of Transporation, Ray LaHood, and the great news is that he is way way way more progressive and bike friendly than Peters ever could have been when it comes to including two-wheeled transport in the nation's plan for getting around in the coming years.
In fact, if you need any proof, look no further than a recent post on his blog written after he addressed the National Bike Summit. There LaHood says:
I am committed to investing in programs that encourage bikes to coexist with other modes and to safely share our roads and bridges. . . In the Department of Transportation, bicyclists have a full partner in working toward livable communities.
I can't tell you how exciting this is. Regardless of whether you ride bikes for fun, fitness or for practical purposes, having an advocate for cycling at the highest level to affect federal transporation policy is a terrific thing.
Read LaHood's entire blog post here: Cyclists are Important Users of Transportation Systems