Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blumenauer rallies bike advocates

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon challenged bicyclists at the National Bike Summit today to take the enthusiasm and energy of this meeting back to their hometowns. He highlighted an effort to expand the popular Safe Routes to School program to high schools.

"Childhood obesity spikes in the teen years," he said. "We want to make sure there is a bike culture to compete with the car culture."

Safe Routes expansion is proposed in S. 1156, whose sponsors include Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson, and H.R. 4021, which so far has no Florida sponsors.

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