Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News. She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
LaHood: Bring on the Bike Lanes
Monday, April 26, 2010 - 08:46 PM
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation, April 26) When he was appointed US DOT Commissioner, Ray LaHood was a bit of a cipher outside of Washington. What was known: he was a Republican Congressman from rural Illinois, a friend of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and a recreational biker. So it's been a bit of a surprise to some -- even in the President's circle of advisers -- that LaHood has become such an advocate of sustainable development, biking, and transit. His blog entry for today argues that bike infrastructure is a good thing, even for the ninety percent of Americans who don't regularly bike. Maybe he should debate this with Marty Markowitz?