Thursday, September 04, 2003

House to remove funding for walking and bicycle paths

Editorial: Healthier design / House should fund walking, biking
It's especially worrisome, then, that the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives proposes today to strip from the transportation appropriations bill all funding for pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths, and to severely curtail transit spending while adding more money for roads.

Sigh. Compared to everything else the House does I suppose this is a minor detail.

I've long suspected that few Republicans ride bicycles, but I haven't seen any real data. Bicycling just feels like an un-Republican pursuit; a tax on gasoline that funds bicycle paths must be quite annoying to the neoCons.

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