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Bikes Deemed Too Dangerous for Democratic Convention

If you were planning the Greenest National Political Convention Ever, what would you do about transportation? Apparently, if you're the Democratic National Committee, you don't allow for bike parking at the convention grounds.

"Despite the efforts of Bikes Belong to bring 1,000 free "rental" bicycles to Denver for the Democratic National Convention this month, there will be no bike parking at either the Pepsi Center or Invesco Field during the events. The Secret Service has declared that bicycles are a security risk bringing back images of the police crackdown on NYC Critical Mass in August of 2004."

"Organizers tell the Colorado Independent that there are plenty of other efforts to make the DNC a green convention, especially involving transportation. These efforts include providing bio-fuel and hybrid transit options, special parking for hybrid vehicles, and a carbon offset program."

Thanks to Damien Newton

Full Story: Bike Unfriendly Place of the Week: The Democratic National Convention

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