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"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man." -Iris Murdoch

HR 305 & the importance of bicycling

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In an attempt to be “fair and balanced” (oo. that phrase is probably trademarked now, isn’t it?), I was looking for some pictures of McCain on a bike, or doing something even more substantive for bicycle advocacy. I didn’t look for very long, but I didn’t find anything to post in support of him.

However, I did find this post from a Portland, OR bicycle advocacy blog that referred to a bill sponsored by an Oregon representative and that was passed by the House of Representatives back in May.  The bill recognizes the importance of bicycling as a viable alternative to personal motorized transportation.  It is currently in committee in the Senate (in a committee in which Sen. McCain is a member).

I’m just now reading the bill, so if you read it and have any comments to make, please leave them here. How does your sense of the importance of bicycling compare to the legalese of the HoR?

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