LaHood's Bicycle Ambitions for the U.S.

The future of American transportation could be a bit more multi-modal, if Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gets his way. NPR takes a look at LaHood's plans to get bikes back onto the nation's transportation menu.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is calling for biking to be as important as driving in the U.S. And he says it's not a pipe-dream.

"LaHood is also floating the idea of a nationwide interstate biking system -- the two-wheel equivalent of Eisenhower's highway system.

Some advocates for drivers and truckers are worried that this new focus on biking could divert resources from roads. But LaHood says the Department of Transportation isn't looking to take away anyone's turf -- just to provide alternatives."

Full Story: A National Network Of Bike Trails? It Could Happen

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