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Video: Ray Lahood Bikes To Work [UPDATED]

Monday, June 06, 2011 - 11:20 AM

 

Ray LaHood Bikes to Work from Jay Mallin on Vimeo.

[UPDATED to add Video - AG]

The DOT just pointed us toward this video of Transpo Secretary Ray LaHood biking to work. He just oozes Washington, D.C. pride, calling the area "one of the most livable communities in America."

And, in response to an off camera question, he says "everybody has a right to the roadways, and certainly cyclists."

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Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Bikes To Work (Photo: US DOT)

As promised, U.S. Secretary of Transportation rode a bike to work today. Heres' how he describes it on his blog: "This morning I biked to work with a group of DOT commuters from the Washington Monument to our headquarters building. The route was safe and well-marked; we enjoyed some exercise; and we didn't burn a drop of gas--which saved us some money.

That's what I call a successful commute."

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Comments [1]

Steven Faust

I worked for US DOT for 22 years in the NY Regional Office in lower Manhattan. For all of those 22 years I bicycled in from Brooklyn, if it was not too wet or too cold. GSA allows cyclists to bring their bikes up to their offices, where I always found a corner to park it. My bike and I shared elevators with former President Nixon when his office was in 26 Federal Plaza.

I applaud LaHood for not just talking the talk but riding the ride with the many other DOT cyclists.

Jun. 11 2011 12:28 AM

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