New York Times: “Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a ‘major policy revision’ that aims to give bicycling and walking the same policy and economic consideration as driving. ‘Today I want to announce a sea change,’ he wrote on his blog last week. ‘This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized‘.”
Makes sense to me. I think the change shows that the Obama administration undertands that Obamacare, massive deficit spending, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will soon bankrupt the country and we will no longer be able to afford motorized-vehicles, which are luxuries in third-world countries. The United States needs to prepare now for the time when its citizens will have to either walk or ride a bike to work and to go shopping. I am sure that Government Motors will produce millions of government subsidized family bikes that hold four people and SUBs (surburban utility bikes) that can carry 6 – 8 with some room for luggage in the back. I expect the DOT in the not to distant future to push for more horse powered vehicles of the one or two horse power variety. Walking, bicycling and horse drawn carriages will also greatly reduce our dependence on oil and green house gasses.