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Congressman Steven LaTourette ridicules bike lanes

From a report in the Courthouse News Service, during a May 17 hearing in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Congressman Steven C. LaTourette (Republican, Ohio) poked fun at Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (also a Republican). The comments stemmed from the Secretary’s web site, where he urged states to “treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes” and promoted the “end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.”

To let Mr. LaTourette know your opinion of what priorities should be placed on bicycling and other non-motorized transportation infrastructure, see his web site at http://latourette.house.gov for information on how to contact him by phone, e-mail, or postal mail.

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