Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Walking And Bicycling

 Japanese road sign 'Bicycles And Pedestrians Only'The DOT policy is to incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects. Every transportation agency, including DOT, has the responsibility to improve conditions and opportunities for walking and bicycling and to integrate walking and bicycling into their transportation systems. Because of the numerous individual and community benefits that walking and bicycling provide -- including health, safety, environmental, transportation, and quality of life -- transportation agencies are encouraged to go beyond minimum
standards to provide safe and convenient facilities for these modes.

-- Secretary Ray LaHood, in the US Department of Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations, 11 March 2010


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Ernest J. Henderson said...

This is crucial. The bike we bought DS was a teeny bit too big. He could sit astride with both feet on the floor but he was on tip toe and it made it too hard to learn on. So we borrowed a smaller bike (probably even a bit too small!) for him to learn on.