Monday, April 12, 2010

DOT Secretary LaHood issues a federal policy putting bikes and peds on equal footing with motorized traffic

The US DOT statement on bike and ped accommodation now states, “…transportation agencies should plan, fund, and implement improvements to their walking and bicycling networks, including linkages to transit. In addition, DOT encourages transportation agencies to go beyond the minimum requirements, and proactively provide convenient, safe, and context-sensitive facilities that foster increased use by bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and utilize universal design characteristics when appropriate. Transportation programs and facilities should accommodate people of all ages and abilities, including people too young to drive, people who cannot drive, and people who choose not to drive…”

This is an excellent step in the right direction!

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