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Saturday, June 22, 2013

The bike lobby rolls on [Politico]

aren’t ready to crow about their clout just yet. | AP Photo
The bicycle lobby is real.
Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz drew widespread mockerywhen she suggested in an online video that “the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise” while she blasted the New York bike sharing program as the product of a “totalitarian” city government.

All-powerful the bike lobby is not. Cars — and the infrastructure needed to accommodate them — receive an overwhelming percentage of federal, state and local transportation dollars. But a scrappy band of bicycle manufacturers, smart-growth advocates and cycling nonprofits is increasingly fighting — and winning — battles at all levels of government.

[Keep reading at Politico]


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