This article just came in:
“(CNSNews.com) – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that federal transportation policies will no longer favor “motorized” transportation, such as cars and trucks, over “non-motorized” transportation, such as walking and bicycling.
LaHood signed the new policy directive on March 11, the same day he attended a congressional reception for the National Bike Summit, a convention sponsored by a bicycling advocacy group, the League of American Bicyclists. LaHood publicly announced his agency’s new direction four days later in a posting on his blog—“Fast Lane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation”–where he effusively described it as a “sea change” for the United States.”
Rest of the article can be read here
I thinking the restructuring of the funding will greatly help us increase the amount of infrastructure and trails within our communities. There are many locations close to many people that just don’t have the adequate infrastructure to get people there without motorized transport which is truly a shame.