"[W]hat Americans want is to get out of their cars, and get out of congestion, and have opportunities for more transit, more light rail, more buses, and some communities are going to street cars. [M]any communities want the opportunity on the weekends and during the week to have the chance to bike to work, to bike to the store, to spend time with their family on a bike."
--From a New York Times interview published last week with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Ray LaHood announces a "sea change in policy," calling it the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized, and that walking and bicycling should be treated as equals with other transportation modes.
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